Finances

Local Highlights

January 22, 2020

The program is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020 with a weather make-up being held for February 20.   The program will be heldat The Heartland Acres Event Center from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Registration begins at 8:00 am.  There is a $125 fee for the program.  Fee includes a curriculum manual, tools, and lunch. For more information, contact Cindy Thompson at cpthom08@iastate.eduor 319-334-8013 or the Buchanan County Extension Office at 319-334-7161. Registrations are being accepted online at http://bit.ly/hret14487.

advanced calving clinic
January 16, 2020

Dairy and beef producers are invited to attend one of two advanced calving clinics in mid-February. ISU beef specialist Denise Schwab said anyone who attends will learn something new at the clinic regardless of experience with calving out cows. Both clinics will be held on Monday, Feb. 17. The first will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Edgewood at the Edgewood Event Center. The second will run from 5 to 10 p.m. in Dysart at the Dysart Community Building.


 

cow and calf
January 16, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Boots in the Barn, a program for women beef producers, in February and March in Independence. Boots in the Barn is a three-part series for women involved in their beef cattle operation. Program dates are Feb. 27, March 5 and March 12. 

2019 Iowa Land Values
December 16, 2019

It’s been a difficult year for farmers—the planting season saw an overabundance of rain and delayed planting, the United States’ trade war with China persisted, skewing both commodity prices and demand, and farm bankruptcies rose to the highest level since 2011. However, favorable interest rates, strong yields, and limited land supply combined to help drive Iowa’s farmland values up for only the second time in six years.

November 21, 2019

Delaware County 4-H is celebrating a huge milestone of success.  For the 2018-19 4-H year Delaware County enrollment climbed to the 4th highest enrollment across the state of Iowa with a total of 427 4-H members.  Out of 100 county 4-H programs, Delaware County had the highest 4-H membership behind Polk, Woodbury, and Story counties.

Statewide Resources

  • Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Complete this online course to prepare yourself for buying a home and shopping for a mortgage that works for you!

  • Our family finance programs and resources can help you get more for your money, save for your financial goals, and help build your money management skills.

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans.  Access income tax resources and find a VITA location near you.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services. Call the hotline at 800-447-1985.

  • Whether you are just starting out or already well-established, smart financial management is a priority for almost everyone!  Join the conversation with your ideas and questions as our Family Finance specialists share tips and resources about making good financial decisions.

  • If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you! Focused on managing money, the course also addresses dealing with debt, building financial security, and family communication about money.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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