Farm Management

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July 20, 2021

More than half of Iowa's farmland is rented to tenant operators.  The trend over the past several decades has been for more of Iowa's farmland to be leased rather than operated by its owners.  Leasing farmland involves a business agreement between the owner and the operator.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is here to help you (both the owner and operator) work together to build a successful leasing relationship.  Plan to come see us on August 2.

June 1, 2021

Now is time to be treating Canada thistle in pastures, hayfields, and other non-crop areas if you don't want to wait for fall.

May 5, 2021

Beef producers needing to renew or obtain their certification for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) or BQA Transportation (BQAT) can attend an in-person workshop scheduled for Tuesday, June 15. **POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE**

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Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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.

  • A look at the value of land in Iowa through annual survey results and additional resources for decision makers.

  • The Iowa Pork Industry Center promotes efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintains Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthens rural development efforts.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

  • 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 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program supports value-added agriculture enterprises, businesses and regional food systems through research, education and community engagement.

  • On a mission is to improve the quality of life in Iowa by providing research-based educational programs that expand agricultural enterprise, improve natural resource management, and support the community of women in agriculture. 

  • The Iowa Beef Center works to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa's beef industry.

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