Farm Management

Local Highlights

June 21, 2018

Grain marketing is a key factor in farm profitability. Do you need tools to develop a marketing plan? Are you looking for strategies to improve a marketing plan? Or are you simply wanting to learn more about grain marketing?

Individuals who market grain are invited to attend one or both of the upcoming Grain Marketing workshops put on by ISU Extension and Outreach in Palo Alto and Emmet County.

May 29, 2018

Access resources and handouts that was shared at the May 29 Delayed Planting Impacts and Next Steps Workshop. 

May 24, 2018

Are your fields too wet to plant? Do you have standing water in your fields? Do you feel you are way behind in fieldwork? Wondering how crop insurance will work if you can’t get a crop in the ground? Then maybe you should consider attending a Delayed Planting Meeting put on by Emmet, Palo Alto and Kossuth County Extension Offices.

April 6, 2018

Women who are involved in agriculture in any aspect are invited to attend the upcoming Women, Land and Legacy event. This will be an opportunity for women to network and learn from each other as while learning about conservation, green house production and cover crops.

December 14, 2017

We are looking to hire a Summer Youth Assistant Position. 

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.

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

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