Farm Management

Local Highlights

November 15, 2013

Check this list of private pesticide continuing instruction course (CIC) programs that will be held in and around Northwest Iowa this winter. You do need to preregister for CIC sessions in each county.

February 20, 2019

Swine producers are invited to attend a one-day swine production seminar on March 20 in Okoboji. The program will focus on herd health, industry insights, employee management and production practices.

February 14, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Changes in production practices and the impact of the new Farm Bill for cow-calf producers are the focus of three northwest Iowa Cow-Calf Meetings coming up in early-March. Meetings are scheduled for March 4 at the Plymouth County Extension Office in Le Mars, March 5 at the Sac County Extension Office in Sac City, and March 6 at the Public Library in Rock Rapids. All meetings will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

December 11, 2018

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has opened registration for Annie's Project, a program focused on empowering women in agriculture, to be held in Rock Rapids during January and February 2019. Annie's Project is a six-session course created for women by women, with the purpose of guiding agri-women in making or helping to make decisions for their farm and/or agribusiness. Sessions will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 12 and Feb. 21 at the Frontier Bank Basement in Rock Rapids. Each of the evenings, there will be a meal at 5:30 p.m. with the session time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

March 1, 2017

Clippings now includes more diverse topics that go beyond horticulture, though horticulture will still be an occasional and timely topic. The column will remain focused on research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists.

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.

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

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