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There are several resources available from Iowa State University Extension Economics Extension.

The Beginning Farmer Center conducts programs for farmers who want to transition their farm business to the next generation or people who want to get into farming. Watch this short video on the next generation of farmers in Iowa.

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center and Value-Added Agriculture program offer a multitude of resources for producers looking to market their crops and livestock. 

The Ag Decision Maker Web site provides agricultural economics and business news for producers to use in making management decisions.

Publications
There are farm management publications available from the ISU Extension Online Store.

Other Resources
Iowa Agricultural Statistics collected in by the USDA.

Iowa Farm Outlook newsletter is published twice a month by ISU Extension Economics.

Farm Management News

Newsletter to Cover All Things Related to Small Farm Living
(Posted on 9/18/2014)
The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find value resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.
Producers May Visit a Variety of Manure Management Systems during Field Days
(Posted on 9/15/2014)
Dairy and beef producers attending manure management field days will see various systems at work. Northwest Iowa field days are Oct. 1 and 2; northeast Iowa field days are Oct. 8, 9, 14 and 16.
Study Results Tell How to Cut Tractor Fuel Expenses
(Posted on 9/11/2014)
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.
ISU McNay Field Day Set for Sept. 18
(Posted on 9/5/2014)
Farmers can learn about crops, grazing research and current beef research from Iowa State University at the annual fall field day of the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm.
Experts at Farm Progress Show Encourage Water Quality Improvement Practices Supported by Research
(Posted on 9/5/2014)
Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey and farmer Nate Anderson were guest experts in the Farm Progress Show tent organized by Iowa State University. They shared their management strategy experiences and listened as farmers talked about management practices for their own farms.