Farm Management

Local Highlights

March 5, 2021

This hour and half program on March 31 will feature a panel for those interested in entering agricutlure producation, developing neew enterprises, agri-food systems venture and/or niche markets.

rural resiliency
February 25, 2021

Learn how to manage the day-to-day stresses of rural life in this webinar series

dumping grain
January 19, 2021

ISU Extension economists and farm management specialists are providing a virtual series of 10 sessions at no cost from January 19 to February 19. All sessions are free and open to all, and those interested can register for the session(s) they wish to attend through one online form.

IDALS pesticide testing
March 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, changes have been made for pesticide applicators.  Read this article for additional details.

Mental Health First Aid training logo
February 5, 2020

This 8-hour training focuses on mental health literacy and skills to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.  Various training locations and dates are available.


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.

  • 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.

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