Farm Management

Local Highlights

August 19, 2015
Keep grazing management skills sharp with new research for all grass-fed livestock

The workshops will feature the following topics and speakers:

  • Update on Iowa grazing and beef industry, with Joe Sellers or Denise Schwab, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialists
  • Striking a balance: Establishing and monitoring business and family goals, with Laura Paine, holistic management certified educator and director of the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program, Wisconsin
  • 2015 grazing season: Opportunities, challenges and what should we change? – local Iowa Certified Grazier producer panelists discussion
  • Custom grazing partnership models, with Joe Sellers or Denise Schwab
  • Advocating for agriculture: Why we should all mentor the next generation, with Laura Paine
  • Pasture walk at a local farm (after lunch during day sessions and before dinner during evenings)

Reservations due Sept. 4

August 4, 2015

New Tools Available to Calculate Projected Payments Granted by 2014 Farm Bill

June 1, 2015

Integrated Crop Management launches new Agronomy webpage.

Statewide Resources

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • 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.

  • In-depth self-study courses and resource centers that provide management education to agricultural producers, educators and service providers.

  • The only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Current and historical data available.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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

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