Farm Management

Local Highlights

September 25, 2020

During this webinar, Glisan will discuss initial drought formation and expansion across western Iowa, as well as the short and long-term impacts of the drought on the growing season and crop production. Additionally, he will discuss the severe derecho that moved through Iowa on Aug. 10, producing widespread damage in rural and urban areas, including the extreme drought region in west-central Iowa.

September 25, 2020

A leading cause of Iowa farm fatalities is tractors not equipped with a rollover protective structures (ROPS). Around one-third of all reported agricultural deaths in Iowa are attributed to this single safety hazard. Rollovers are also known to represent the largest share of these tragic losses across the country in the agricultural industry.

September 24, 2020

Faced with one of the biggest challenges pork producers have ever seen, the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University spent the spring and summer of 2020 trying to help the industry prepare for the worst, and respond constructively to what was already happening.

September 24, 2020

Local meat producers saw a spike in demand in 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain disruptions among large-scale packers and grocery stores.

September 24, 2020

Fall is a busy time of year with an increase in farm activities that can lead to injuries. Those facts are clear because agriculture remains the most dangerous industry in the United States, based on deaths per 100,000 workers.

Ag Resources:

Publications:

Latest Iowa Farm Outlook & News

FM 1698 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey

FM 1851 Cash Rental Rate Survey

FM 1838 Iowa Farm Building Rental Rate Survey

FM 1712 Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa

FM 1825 2014 Iowa Farmland Value Survey

FM 1874 Iowa Cash Rent Farm Lease (Short Form)

NCFMEC-01A - Cash Lease Form (New)

FM 1564 Improving Your Farm Lease Contract

NCFMEC-01 Fixed and Flexible Cash Lease Arrangements

 

 

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.

  • 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.

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