Farm Management

Local Highlights

November 12, 2014

The presenter for this month’s Iowa Learning Farms Nov. 19 webinar is Iowa State's Mary Harris. She will present information on pollinators that have found habitat in perennial prairie plants within row crop fields.

November 12, 2014

Beef producers can become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certified at one of three meetings on Dec.2. The meetings are co-hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.

November 12, 2014

A workshop featuring the newly updated version of the Feedlot Monitoring Program (FMP) software will be Thursday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Sac County.

October 17, 2014

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator. Contact Iowa Concern Hotline to talk or chat online with stress counselors, seek out legal education and other appropriate resources.

October 17, 2014

A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach illustrates the results of the collaborative efforts of three ISU farms to measure the propane and electricity used for grain drying during the 2013 harvest season.

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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