Farm Management

Local Highlights

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
December 15, 2014

Get current cash rental rates, farmland values surveys along with recorded videos and webcasts.

Crop Marketing Strategies
November 23, 2014

Check out these newsletters to get the latest on crop marketing strategies.

Government Farm Programs
November 21, 2014

Learn more about the new government farm program and how it impacts you.

Flexible Cash Farm Leases
October 23, 2014

Get forms for flexible cash farm leases along with videos and webcasts.

Improving Farm Lease Arrangements
September 2, 2014

Find Iowa lease forms, along with the 2014 leasing meeting handout, recorded webcast and the Farmland Leasing Arrangements book.

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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

  • 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.

  • Helping to make agriculture more energy efficient. Tips and pointers on equipment maintenance and operation, farmstead electric use, and fuel efficiency.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

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

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