Farm Management

Local Highlights

March 4, 2016

The 2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey canvassed 182 farmers, custom operators and farm managers from the state, putting together a guide for pricing custom machine work.

March 2, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and The International Farm Transition Network are offering a Farm Succession Coordinator Certification Training on April 11 – 13, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Mason City, Iowa. T

February 15, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach offers tools to help producers maximize profit despite low crop prices

January 20, 2016

“Map of My Kingdom,” a play about land transition, will be presented by Iowa Public Radio and performed as part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beginning Farmer Center “Returning to the Farm” seminar on Jan. 29 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center.

January 12, 2016

‘From The Ground Up’ geared to help farmers build profitability of their farm business

Statewide Resources

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Coordinating education programs and service for beginning farmer efforts statewide and assessing the needs of beginning and retiring farmers. Providing support in financial management and planning, legal issues, tax laws, and many more services.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

  • The only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Current and historical data available.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Helping to make agriculture more energy efficient. Tips and pointers on equipment maintenance and operation, farmstead electric use, and fuel efficiency.

  • Providing timely, critically objective information to producers, professionals and agribusinesses concerning the application of important developments in agricultural law and taxation and a primary source of professional educational training in agricultural law and taxation.

  • One-on-one financial counseling, computerized analysis of the farm business, and referral to other extension programs or outside services that may be useful in farm financial planning.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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