Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 12, 2019

This project worked with 28 cooperating producers on several key objectives; assess emerging beef cow management technologies, summarize production and environmental data, develop decision aids and educational tools to assist Iowa cow-calf operators, and improve sustainability within all major cow-calf production systems in Iowa.  The Iowa cow systems meeting series will include discussion of project findings, best management practices and keys to profitability across systems, and opportunities and challenges of various production systems.

 

Preregistrion for all locations is due by February 15th.  To preregister, call the Iowa Beef Center at 515-294-2333 and leave your name, phone number and email address, along with the location you plan to attend.  You can also email beefcenter@iastate.edu and provide the same information. See flyer below for more information.

FLYER

January 4, 2019

This lists the private Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) programs that will be held in and around our county this winter. Feel free to attend any session that fits your schedule.  Butler County Extension will have two continuing courses, January 23, 2019 at Chirstian Reformed Church, Parkersburg at 1:30 pm. and Feburary 13, 2019 at Butler Co Extension Office, Allison at 9:30 am. The fee for this program is $20.00.

January 4, 2019

Butler County offers pesticide trainings in Allison.

January 4, 2019

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for the farming operation.  Extension specialists will provide updated management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues.  Please see flyer below for information on registration and cost.

Crop Advantage Series 2019

September 20, 2018

Farming is one of the most stressful occupations in the United States.  This is particularly true for dairy farmers as they are experiencing an extended period of low milk prices.  

Click on link above to get information on how to join the three ISU Extension and Outreach webinars being held in July.

Topics will include: Recognizing and Managing Stress in Dairy Farmers, Knowing your cost of production and Dairy Outlook, Making Production Decisions During Challenging Times.

Watch the webinars from the comfort of your own home. Archived webinar is now available.

Click HERE.

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents - Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page fore more information.

Cash Rental Rate Survey

Custom Rate Survey

Estimated Costs of Crop Production

Iowa Land Value Survey

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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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