Farm Management

Local Highlights

October 11, 2019

 

Learn what the new Farm Bill contains and how it relates to your farming operation

Two sessions are available on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm at the Allison Public Library, 412 3rd St, Allison. 

For more information and locations click here: FLYER

 

September 16, 2019

Registration is now open for the Fall 2019 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Courses.  To register and see all the courses available this fall please click on the above link or call the Butler County Extension Office at 319-267-2707.  

May 22, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offered a webinar addressing delayed and prevented plant webinar on Friday, May 24th, 2019.   This webinar will addressed: 

  • Late planting options and considerations for corn and soybeans.
  • Crop insurance and prevented plant policies and considerations.

For more information/news on this topic click HERE

The recorded webinar can be accessed here:

https://iastate.box.com/v/delayed-prevent-plant-webinar

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.

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

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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