Farm Management

Local Highlights

December 18, 2014

The NW Iowa Beginning Young Livestock Farmer Group has planned another great educational experience in Le Mars.  The next educational program will feature a presentation by David Baker, Farm Transition Specialist with the Beginning Farmer Center at ISU on Wednesday, February 4th.

December 8, 2014

Slides from the December 3rd Farm Bill Meeting : Farm Bill 2014 and your ARC-PLC Decisions

December 5, 2014

See the December Edition of Field and Feedlot

November 18, 2014

The 2014-1015 Private Pesticide Applicator Training Dates have been released.  

November 7, 2014

Informational Meetings Offered Across Northwest Iowa in November and December

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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