Farm Management

Local Highlights

January 8, 2016

Webster County Extension & Outreach is offering a series of three free workshops for area residents to learn more about energy efficiency. The workshop entitled "Energy Efficient Lighting” is scheduled for Saturday, February 13th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Webster County Extension office located at 217 S. 25th Street, Suite C12 in Fort Dodge (entrance on the south side of the Crossroads Mall). 

December 30, 2015

Expansion of the cow-calf sector of the beef industry coupled with the recent collapse of the feeder and fed cattle markets have placed an unprecedented financial strain on many beef producers in the U.S.  Now more than ever, profitability of high-priced replacement females will come only as a result of many years of productivity in the herd.  However, identifying and breeding for females that will maintain themselves in the herd for upwards of 6 or 7 years can be challenging.

November 10, 2015

The 2015-2016 Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification workshops have begun. 

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.

  • 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.

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

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