Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 27, 2017

Swine producers in Northwest Iowa are invited to attend a one-day swine production seminar on March 23 in Okoboji. The program is sponsored by Hubbard Feeds, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension and Elanco. ISU Extension and Outreach swine specialist Dave Stender said the program is geared toward pork operation decision-makers including owners and managers.

February 22, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host ‘A Sappy Story: Making Maple Syrup in Iowa’ on Saturday, March 18 from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Orange City Public Library. The program will feature Darla Eeten of Goodeetens Produce Farm. Eeten markets her own maple syrup made from sap collected at her local farm. She will demonstrate how to tap a tree, share how to cook the sap to make syrup, and offer tastings of both the sap and the syrup. 

February 2, 2012

Clippings is a weekly newsletter from ISU Extension and Outreach featuring research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists serving Northwest Iowa. 

February 13, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, March 8, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Dordt College. The workshop is free, open to the public, and include a complimentary lunch.

February 1, 2017

The Northwest Iowa Young and Beginning Farmer Group will meet Feb. 27 at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Sioux County office in Orange City. Topic for the gathering will be the 2017 Farm Outlook, and its impacts on beginning farmers. Dr. Chad Hart, Extension Economist with ISU, will lead the discussion, as well as a question-and-answer session. 

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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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