Farm Management

Local Highlights

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January 13, 2021

Needing to complete your Iowa Private Applicator CIC? Check out the Live Virtual P-CIC's hosted by Iowa State university Pesticide Education Program @ISU_PSEP! This format will allow you to view the program from anywhere with a computer and good internet! Check out our website for more details: extension.iastate.edu/psep/

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December 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, Pre-Registration for ALL County Private Pesticide Applicator is REQUIRED.  

Please fill out all the information at the below link to register. If you are registering more than one applicator, please fill out a separate registration form for each.

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November 10, 2020

 

The year 2020 brought many challenges and uncertainties to the world, and agriculture most definitely felt the impact. Wild price swings, supply chain disruptions and economic hardships caused farmers across Iowa to review their finances and operating plan in great detail. During these difficult times – and any time farmers are looking for financial advice, they can turn to the Farm Financial Planning Program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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November 9, 2020

Crawford County voters will have the opportunity to elect four members of the Crawford County Extension Council during the Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, general election. Individuals successful in being elected will serve either a four year term. Extension council members are elected at large, and all voters in the county are eligible to vote for four candidates.

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September 10, 2020

All of west central Iowa is currently under a moderate to extreme drought. The drought conditions are causing major concerns for both crop and livestock producers. To compound this situation the Derecho weather event has caused significant damage to crops and infrastructure across the area. To help address those concerns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosting a Virtual Ag Coffee Meeting on September 9 at 9 am. This event will be a live webinar presentation and have 11, in person, viewing locations across West Central Iowa.

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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