Farm Management

Local Highlights

soil health
February 19, 2020

Farmers, agronomists, and those interested in learning more about soil health are invited to attend the soil health workshop being offered in Peosta on February 25 at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), Northeast Iowa Community College Campus (8324 NICC Drive, Peosta). Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the workshop going from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Turfgrass applicators
February 19, 2020

Delaware County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team.

February 6, 2020

If you're looking for ideas on how to eat healthy and make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, this workshop series is for you! Join Kelsey Salow, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness, for a three part series scheduled for March 4, 11, and 18 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Heritage Bank in Delhi.   A light meal will be served at 5:45 p.m. 

PAT training
February 6, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County will offer the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course, led by Extension Field Agronomist, Brian Lang. The final two sessions in Delaware County are scheduled for February 11, 2020. The first session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the second session at 1:30 p.m.

manure applicator
February 6, 2020

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or renew their confinement site manure applicator certification.  The joint Delaware and Dubuque county workshop will be offered on February 13 at 1:30 p.m. at FarmTek in Dyersville.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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