Farm Management Information

Dairy Margin Protection Program Meetings Are Sept. 11
(Posted on 8/31/2015)
Informational meetings regarding the Margin Protection Program for Dairy will be held at three locations on Friday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. - noon.
Half of Iowa Farmers Haven’t Identified Successors
(Posted on 8/28/2015)
The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2014 Summary Report indicates that fewer than half of the farmers surveyed have identified successors for their farm operations.
Grain Drying Research Guides Farmers in Harvest and Winter Storage Plans
(Posted on 8/24/2015)
As harvest approaches, propane is a key ingredient for anyone using a high-temperature system to dry corn. A case study conducted by Mark Hanna, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help farmers as they plan for harvest and winter storage.
Learn About Solar Energy at LeMars Conference Sept. 2
(Posted on 8/20/2015)
People with an interest in learning more about alternative energy systems for home, farm or business have an opportunity to hear firsthand about successful solar energy projects in Iowa.
New Beginning Farmers Guide Has In-Depth Training Resources
(Posted on 8/14/2015)
“A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers” (LF 0006) compiles training resources on everything from soil and composting to small farm equipment and whole farm planning; including information on food safety and seed saving. It's available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
New Tools Available to Calculate Projected Payments Granted by 2014 Farm Bill
(Posted on 7/28/2015)
Three new resources have been developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to help Iowa corn and soybean producers calculate Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments for the 2014 and 2015 crop years.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Field Day on Whole Farm Conservation in Dallas County
(Posted on 7/17/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Craig Fleishman farm, rural Minburn. The field day will focus on the idea of integrating several conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and reduce nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies.
Managing Farm Financials Easier with Crop Marketing Videos
(Posted on 7/10/2015)
Ten videos were produced by ISU Extension and Outreach with a goal of helping farmers figure out the intricate details of marketing and selling their crops, grain and livestock on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Summer Newsletter Helps Acreage Owners Maintain Water Quality
(Posted on 7/7/2015)
Learn about protecting drinking water, septic system maintenance, riparian buffer strips and pesticide application in the summer edition of Acreage Living Newsletter.
Farmland Leasing Meetings Will Increase Understanding of Rental Agreements
(Posted on 6/24/2015)
Three-hour workshops designed to assist landowners, farm tenants and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements will be held in July and August.

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