A simple idea to get updated information into the hands of farmers and ag lenders spurred the creation of Ag Decision Maker. Since its inception in 1979, Ag Decision Maker has become one of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s most valuable tools.
There are nearly 10 thousand visitors to Ag Decision Maker’s website daily. Visitors find fact sheets, spreadsheets and publications along with other resources that provide guidance on how to make informed decisions on their farm.
The information in Ag Decision Maker comes from both farm management specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach and faculty members in the university’s Department of Economics. This partnership allows information to move from experts on campus to farmers across the state while also providing real-time feedback on current issues.
For nearly 40 years, Ag Decision Maker has worked to help Iowa farmers be prepared to make informed decisions regarding their finances.