Farm Management

Local Highlights

September 15, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar features Iowa State's Tom Isenhart. He'll discuss the question, “Do we know enough about stream bank erosion to mitigate damage to stream ecosystems?” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 a.m.

September 15, 2014

Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel consumption for field work including disking, plowing and planting now are available.

August 19, 2014

The last “Farm to Fork” culinary tour of the season hosted by Flavors of Northwest Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is Sept. 4. The tour leaves Sheldon, includes three stops and visits with four local producers.

August 19, 2014

Palmer waterhemp, soybean cyst management and an update on the new weather station will highlight the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm fall field day Sept. 4.

July 24, 2014

Farmers and crop advisers throughout the upper Midwest are encouraged to attend the Resilient Agriculture Conference Aug. 5-7, in person at Ames, Iowa, or online.

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

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