Farm Management

Local Highlights

October 8, 2020

 

New video series provides information on in-field methods for assessing soil health
September 8, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Specialist Chris Clark and Field Agronomist Meaghan Anderson will discuss rotational grazing, pasture management during drought, and cover crops for forage.  They also will talk about frost seeding and interseeding as ways to improve pasture following a droughty growing season

Drought flyer image
July 28, 2020

Drought meetings to be offered in central and west-central Iowa
 
Much of western Iowa is currently under a moderate to severe drought. The drought conditions are causing major concerns for both crop and livestock producers. To help address those concerns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosting ten free drought meetings at the following location

Commercial Pesticide Continuing Education
February 3, 2020

Commercial Pesticide Continuing Education is starting in February!  Registration is open. 

March 2, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and The International Farm Transition Network are offering a Farm Succession Coordinator Certification Training on April 11 – 13, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Mason City, Iowa. T

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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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