Farm Management

Local Highlights

June 29, 2016

Farm owners and operators are invited to attend a Farmland Leasing Workshop on Tuesday, August 2nd in Grinnell. 

August 20, 2015

Find the typical cash rental rates for Poweshiek County. 

February 5, 2015

Join us Tuesday, February 10th as Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm & Ag Specialist, and Chris Beavers, Ag Yield Director of Business Development and Sales, discuss Crop Marketing Strategies and Tools.

August 27, 2014

Farmers and those who advise farmers about crops will want to attend the annual fall field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville on September 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m.

May 2, 2014

The cash rental rate information presented in this publication is the result of a survey of farmers, landowners, lenders, real estate brokers, and professional farm managers.  Click here to download the current Cast Rent Survey.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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