Changing Farm Financial Conditions

Financial management for farm families is unique in that farm income can be irregular and unpredictable. Resources for financial planning and stress management from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are available to assist in assessing a farm's financial situation.

Iowa Concern (800-447-1985) -

A source of help for Iowans in need, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Farm Financial Planning Program - one-on-one financial counseling, a computerized analysis of the farm business, and referral to other extension programs or outside services.


Financial Analysis
Managing Farm Family Finances pdf file
Financial Troubleshooting pdf file
Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms pdf file xls file
Farm Financial Management: 16 Ways to Stretch Cash Flow pdf file  
Other Financial Resources from Ag Decision Maker    
Farm Financial Planning Program    


Facing Challenges
Care of the Family During Adverse Times on the Farm pdf file  
Using Group Conflict to Improve Your Project pdf file  
Good Communications Can Help Solve Problems pdf file  
Managing Farm Business and Family Stress pdf file  
Techniques for Dealing with Difficult People pdf file  


Family Finances and Stress Resources
Managing Income and Expenses pdf file  
Coping with Stress and Change pdf file  
Manage stress to increase farm safety pdf file  
Stress Related Publications    
All About Stress – Stress: Taking Charge pdf file  
Managing Stress in Young Families -- Stress: Taking Charge pdf file  


Extension Farm Management Field Specialists

Family finance, Family life, Nutrition and health - ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialists

Farm Stress Management - ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Team

Extension Store Resources

Updated: January 15, 2019