Farm Management

Local Highlights

beef cattle in forage pasture
June 21, 2022
Forage quality and utilization, and the challenges and successes of using pearl millet, forage sorghum and sorghum sudangrass
Producers attending field day in row crop field
June 21, 2022

 Field day in Southwest Iowa to focus on building resilience in cropping systems

Mental Health Awareness Month
April 25, 2022

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, member of Healthy Cass County Coalition are highlighting mental health programs, trainings, and resources available to people in Cass County. From crisis resources, to local events, to custom programs - find what works for you.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During Mental Health Awareness Month, and all year long, Cass County Extension, and all of our partners in the Healthy Cass County Coaltition want you to know that you are not alone!

Cow and Calf
February 23, 2022

Program Set for Wednesday Afternoon, March 2 at Armstrong Research Farm

Hand reaching out to help
January 30, 2022

Local Organizations Partner to Host FREE Suicide Prevention Training in Atlantic, Anita, and Griswold 

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.

  • A look at the value of land in Iowa through annual survey results and additional resources for decision makers.

  • The Iowa Pork Industry Center promotes efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintains Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthens rural development efforts.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

  • 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 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program supports value-added agriculture enterprises, businesses and regional food systems through research, education and community engagement.

  • On a mission is to improve the quality of life in Iowa by providing research-based educational programs that expand agricultural enterprise, improve natural resource management, and support the community of women in agriculture. 

  • The Iowa Beef Center works 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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