Farm Management

Local Highlights

Commercial Applicators
September 11, 2020

Entry not guaranteed if no pre-registration, due to capacity limitations

Corn in Drought
July 27, 2020

Drought meeting set for Monday August 3 at 5:30 PM; Leasing meeting set for Thursday August 6 at 6:30 PM. Registration due 2 days prior to meeting by calling 712-243-1132.

Farmers Markets of Cass County
March 14, 2020

UPDATE: This free workshop will be held via teleconference from 12:30-3:30 PM

February 11 Atlantic Marketing Program
February 6, 2020

The topic for February is “How Does Revenue Insurance Give you the Confidence to Pre-Harvest Market Your Crop?” 

Cow Calf workshop photo
January 13, 2020

January 27 Program in Atlantic Features Hands on Demonstrations

Midwest Plan Services- Free Farmland Lease Forms

Other leasing forms and resources available at Ag Decision Maker website- see link below

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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