Farm Management

Local Highlights

manure applicator equipment
September 17, 2020

Learn how to maximize nutrient availability of applied manure for upcoming crops, through proper handling and application to the land, during a virtual field day.

providing support
September 15, 2020

This virtual program is being offerred to help provide adults with tools that can be used to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health and/or substance use problem.

counseling session between two people
September 4, 2020

Iowa communities, schools, and families are all facing unprecedented stressors and uncertainty imposed by Covid-19, drought conditions and the recent derecho. Resources are available to help recognize warning signs of such stress.

August 20, 2020

Here is a list of upcoming available 60 minute virtual updates, happening on Monday evenings, that you can register for and attend online regarding recovery and staying resilient during these times.

cover crop
August 13, 2020

Here is some information from the ISU Seed Laboratory to assist you in the process of getting your cover crop seed tested!

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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