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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

2014 Farmland Rental Rates Decrease Moderately
(Posted on 4/24/2014)
Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased moderately in 2014 according to results from a survey carried out by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This is the first decrease shown by the annual survey since 1999. The cash rental rates survey results are available in the ISU Extension and Outreach publication Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2014 Survey.
Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference Focuses on Current Issues
(Posted on 4/23/2014)
Current issues in rural property management, appraisal, and sales and purchase are up for discussion at the Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference, May 21 at Iowa State University.
Corn Stover Gains Attention in Iowa for Industrial Uses
(Posted on 4/7/2014)
Producers can learn about engineering, agronomic and financial issues related to corn stover harvest in a new series of fact sheets from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa Senate Resolution Celebrates Cooperative Extension
(Posted on 3/27/2014)
The Iowa Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution March 27 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System.
Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey Shows Slight Increases for 2014
(Posted on 3/6/2014)
The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey followed the recent trend of small, but consistent increases in rates each year. The survey is available at your county extension office, from the Extension Online Store or on the Ag Decision Maker website.