Farm Management

Local Highlights

May 27, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Muscatine County Extension will be holding a Farmland Leasing Meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.   

The topics to be discussed are: 

  • Current Land Value & Cash Rental Rate Surveys
  • Types of farm lease arrangements
  • Determining a fair cash rent
  • Strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease
  • ISU Extension web-based and other resources

Click here for information for the 11 meetings scheduled to be held during July and August.   

Water Rocks
May 7, 2015

The Water Rocks! team, a partner of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, takes the Conservation Station to the Muscatine Farmers Market. The Rainfall Simulator will be on display and there are learning activities for all. Visitors to the Conservation Station can learn how everyone can do their part to help preserve and protect soil and water--essential natural resources. The free, fun, hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids and adults teach about watersheds and the effects of rainfall on the land. Water Rocks! is a statewide youth water education campaign that uses a variety of resources to bring awareness and appreciation of water.

September 5, 2014

2015 Commercial Manure Applicator Certification trainings are being held across the state. Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training.


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.

  • In-depth self-study courses and resource centers that provide management education to agricultural producers, educators and service providers.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

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

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

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

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

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