Farm Management

Local Highlights

November 22, 2016

Five Story County residents were elected to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Story County Council in the Nov. 8 general election. They areTim Couser-Nevada, Megan Jedlicka-McCallsburg, Melissa McEnany-Ames, Leonard Foley-Huxley and MaryAnn Gardner-Nevada.

November 18, 2016

The Story County Extension Office will not be allowing reshows of Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training - Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC) after Thursday December 15th.

November 14, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Story County will offer networking program that helps women interested in starting or expanding a value added ag business beginning Friday, February 3, 2017.

November 11, 2016

This informational meeting will be held Monday, December 5, at 6:30 pm. Burr Oak Blight, its effects on the trees, and treatments will be duiscussed. This meeting is open to the public and there is no fee to attend.

September 8, 2016

The 4-H Reunion has become a tradition at the Story County Fair.  Over 140 people attended the 2016 Reunion in Christy 4-H Hall.  This year past and present Fair Board members were honored at the Reunion.  Fair board members give countless hours to provide an educational experience for youth.

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.

  • 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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