Farm Management

Local Highlights

November 25, 2020

The Ag Chemical Dealer meetings have transitioned to virtual delivery. This year’s featured topic is sprayer cleanout to minimize tank contamination. These meetings will also feature a short crop disease and insect update covering topics like Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans, tar spot in corn and corn rootworm. The session will be offered from 9 am to 11:30 am on Dec. 8, and from 1 pm to 3:30 pm on Dec. 15.

November 4, 2020

The Integrated Crop Management Conference and Crop Advantage Series for this winter are being replaced with CropsTV. The new program is aimed at delivering crop production information directly to farmers and agribusinesses.

October 29, 2020

The fourth annual Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Leadership Conference is Nov. 30 - Dec 1. This year's theme is leadership in unprecedented times and will address topics that are timely and challenging. The speakers are ready to share leadership knowledge and skills participants can apply to succeed in farm or agribusinesss careers. 

October 19, 2020

Fall commercial pesticide re-certification starts this month. Courses are in person at the extension office. Space is limited to allow for adequate social distancing. Pre-registration is required. Call 319-385-8126 before the deadline to reserve your spot!

October 19, 2020

CANCELED

 

This four-part course was developed by ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Specialist, Patrick Wall, to share some simple changes that can enhance profitability, eliminate money pits and lower stress by financially analyzing your livestock/farm operation in a different way. 

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.

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

  • 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 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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