Farm Management

Local Highlights

September 15, 2014

As the 2014 growing season draws to a close, agronomists and farmers are reminded to scout for stalk and ear rots of corn.  Stalk rots are likely to be a problem this year particularily in fields where leaf diseases occurred and fields with high yeild potential.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/CropNews/2014/0904Robertson.htm

September 14, 2007

You can view or print these leasing forms on the web. Double click to view which one you would like.

November 16, 2006

Here is the most recent Custom Rate Survey and Cash Rental Rates.

AgDecision Maker -- fact sheets on farm decision making, decision aid spreadsheets, and current farm management news

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center -- information on value-added agriculture, business/industry trends, AMRC newsletter

Acreage Living Newsletter -- A bi-monthly newsletter for rural residents highlighting timely topics on country living

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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