Farm Management

Local Highlights

June 7, 2018

This year Lee County is celebrating 100 years of organized county extension work. This long-established partnership with Iowa State University provides local citizens with access to education and university research.  ISU Extension and Outreach provides education and builds partnerships for a strong Iowa and a strong Lee County.

July 2, 2018

Donnellson, Iowa ― Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting farmland leasing meetings across 11 different sites in Southeast Iowa during late July and August. Meeting sites include Oskaloosa, Keosauqua, Ottumwa, Fairfield, Letts, Burlington, Donnellson, Mt. Pleasant, Bloomfield, Humeston and Albia and are coordinated by county ISU Extension and Outreach offices.

June 14, 2018

Farmers and those who advise farmers are encouraged to attend Focus on Nitrogen: Managing Nitrogen for Maximum Profit and Minimum Water Quality Impact, a workshop series hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists, ag engineering specialists and water quality researchers.

May 31, 2018

“Farmers and those who advise farmers will want to attend the annual spring field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville on June 28 beginning at 1:00 p.m.,” said Virgil schmitt, ISU Extension Field Agronomist.

April 11, 2018

We’re celebrating service for a strong Iowa. In Lee County, we’re asking our staff, council, volunteers, and 4-H Clubs to participate in a community service project.

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.

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

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