Finances

Local Highlights

March 26, 2019

Floods are one of the most common and most costly, natural disasters.  Preparing for flood situations can minimize injury to yourself and your family and speed the recovery process.  These resources will help you prepare and recover from flooding situations. For many helpful links on our disaster recovery web page click HERE.

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.

August 15, 2017

Each year 4-H members are responsible to the state 4-H program for paying $30 per member for services and a blanket 4-H insurance policy for members, volunteers, and leaders.  Because of this cost yet to the 4-H members to be part of the program, the Butler County Farm Bureau board of directors has voted to contribute $15 for each 4-H club member that is also a member of a Butler County Farm Bureau family.

October 15, 2014

Although adults involved in the agriculture industry may not come out and verbally share they are under financial or emotional stress, there are signs they may be in need of help. 

Farm Stress Management Resources

Statewide Resources

  • Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Complete this online course to prepare yourself for buying a home and shopping for a mortgage that works for you!

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans.  Access income tax resources and find a VITA location near you.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services. Call the hotline at 800-447-1985.

  • If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you! Focused on managing money, the course also addresses dealing with debt, building financial security, and family communication about money.

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Our family finance programs and resources can help you get more for your money, save for your financial goals, and help build your money management skills.

  • Whether you are just starting out or already well-established, smart financial management is a priority for almost everyone!  Join the conversation with your ideas and questions as our Family Finance specialists share tips and resources about making good financial decisions.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

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