Farm Management

Local Highlights

Iowa pork producers logo
February 10, 2020

Topics will include ractopamine elimination, ASF, mycotoxins, and production.  There will be area swine specialists ready to help you solve production problems and provide practical solutions. 

Red tractor pulling manure sprayer
February 7, 2020

Scheduled for February 11th  starting at 1:30 pm at the Borlaug Learning Center in Nashua.      

Women, Land and Legacy logo
January 28, 2020

POSTPONED:  Due to the weather, both sessions have been moved to next Thursday, February 20th.  Same times and place.  

Estate Planning:   How to get started. 

Women, Land, and Legacy offers you the opportunity to network with other local women landowners and become well-informed decision makers of your land and farming operation. 

John Deere high sprayer with booms out in a field.
January 27, 2020

January 30th at 1:30 and 7 pm.  
March 12th at 9:30 am.

Corn field with view of landscape
January 23, 2020

Learn how to interpret soil tests and methods to improve soil health and fertility profitably!

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • 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.

  • In-depth self-study courses and resource centers that provide management education to agricultural producers, educators and service providers.

  • The only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Current and historical data available.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Helping to make agriculture more energy efficient. Tips and pointers on equipment maintenance and operation, farmstead electric use, and fuel efficiency.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

Share |