Farm Management

Local Highlights

December 10, 2014

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instructional Courses HAVE to be completed by December 29 to keep your license current.   If you missed the scheduled class time you HAVE to be pre-registered for the reshow.  Call 712-366-7070 for information. 

October 27, 2014

West Pottawattamie Extension and Outreach will have classes for certification on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 for persons  who applies any restricted-use pesticide for the production of an agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by the applicator or the applicator’s employer, or on the property of other agricultural producers with whom the applicator trades services.

October 7, 2014

Corn grain drydown in the field may be a big issue this fall. There are many factors that will affect rates of corn drydown. Some of those factors are obvious – like hybrid maturity, and the amount and duration of sun and wind activity. Also the amount of rainy days will affect the rate and amount of grain drydown – since little or no grain drying occurs during rainy conditions.

Information on Soybean Drying and Storage is also available.

March 11, 2014

Better Farm Accounting Books are available at the Extension Office for $6.50. 

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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