Farm Management Information

Iowa Learning Farms to Host Strip-Tillage Field Day in O'Brien County
(Posted on 6/17/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms will host a "Benefits of Strip-Tillage" field day near Primghar on June 23. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.
Spring Field Day Tour at ISU Southeast Iowa Research Farm
(Posted on 6/13/2014)
The annual spring field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm will be held  June 26 near Crawfordsville, beginning at 1 p.m.
Study Shows 'Shift Up, Throttle Back' Technique Saves Tractor Fuel
(Posted on 5/8/2014)
The expenses for tractor fuel can add up quickly during spring field work. According to a study conducted at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua a twenty percent or more fuel savings can be achieved by the ‘shift up, throttle back’ technique.
2014 Farmland Rental Rates Decrease Moderately
(Posted on 4/24/2014)
Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased moderately in 2014 according to results from a survey carried out by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This is the first decrease shown by the annual survey since 1999. The cash rental rates survey results are available in the ISU Extension and Outreach publication Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2014 Survey.
Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference Focuses on Current Issues
(Posted on 4/23/2014)
Current issues in rural property management, appraisal, and sales and purchase are up for discussion at the Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference, May 21 at Iowa State University.
Corn Stover Gains Attention in Iowa for Industrial Uses
(Posted on 4/7/2014)
Producers can learn about engineering, agronomic and financial issues related to corn stover harvest in a new series of fact sheets from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa Senate Resolution Celebrates Cooperative Extension
(Posted on 3/27/2014)
The Iowa Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution March 27 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System.
Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey Shows Slight Increases for 2014
(Posted on 3/6/2014)
The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey followed the recent trend of small, but consistent increases in rates each year. The survey is available at your county extension office, from the Extension Online Store or on the Ag Decision Maker website.
Charles Brown Joins ISU Extension and Outreach
(Posted on 3/6/2014)
Charles Brown, of rural Ottumwa, joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Feb. 24 as a farm management specialist serving the 12-county southeast Iowa agricultural community.
ISU Extension and Outreach and Northern Iowa Research Farm Association Sponsor Educational Meeting
(Posted on 3/3/2014)
The annual meeting and educational program of the North Iowa Research Farm will take place on Thursday, March 13 at the Heartland Museum in Clarion, Iowa. Those planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register by March 7.

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