Farm Management

Local Highlights

May 30, 2019

The delays in planting get the headlines (for good reason), but another issue with prolonged wet periods is the inability to manage weeds and cover crops in a timely fashion. The following is a brief review of some of the problems that may be encountered.

June 20, 2018

Join Madison County for our Annual Farmland Leasing Workshop August 21st featuring Steve Johnson, farm management specialist.

May 1, 2017

This five-part series covers concepts relevant to all producers of grass-based livestock with topics ranging from the importance of managing forage, soil fertility, and water and fencing systems, to forage species selection, legal fencing and lease issues to winter feeding plans.

Iowa Commodity Challenge
November 14, 2016

Reflects real world markets so users can explore how various tools work—without putting money on the table

Merchandising 2016 Grain
November 1, 2016

Thanks to the county extension and Farm Bureau sponsorships, there is no charge to attend this public event

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.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

  • 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.

  • Helping to make agriculture more energy efficient. Tips and pointers on equipment maintenance and operation, farmstead electric use, and fuel efficiency.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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