Farm Management

Local Highlights

July 21, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County and USDA Rural Development will be partnering to offer a Solar Energy Conference on September 2, 2015, at the Le Mars Convention Center from 9:30 am until 3 pm.

July 8, 2015

See the July Edition of Field and Feedlot

July 2, 2015

Water Rocks! presents the Conservation Station—a mobile learning center that educates audiences of all ages about the importance of healthy soil and clean water.  It will be stopping at the Plymouth County Fair on Saturday, August 1 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Plymouth County Fair is located at 500 4th Ave NE in Le Mars.

June 25, 2015

Informational Workshops Offered Across Northwest Iowa from July 23 through July 3. 

Thursday, July 23  -   Le Mars  - 6:30pm: LeMars Convention Center Lower Level

May 18, 2015

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine field specialists to offer free training and preparation sessions aimed at helping Iowa pork producers prepare for a Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA).

Statewide Resources

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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

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