Farm Management

Local Highlights

July 27, 2021

The Iowa State University Montgomery County Extension and Outreach office and Page County Extension and Outreach office will host a meeting on Wednesday, August 4, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Villisca Community Building. The meeting will last approximately 2.5 hours and will be facilitated by Tim Christensen, farm and agriculture business management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

June 1, 2021

Canada thistle has been a consistent threat to crop production and perennial habitats since its introduction to the state in the late 1800s.  Now is the time to be treating Canada thistle in pastures, hayfields, and other non-crop areas if you don't want to wait for fall.  

May 11, 2021

The newly launched website, farmstress.org, is aimed at providing the agricultural community with resources and support through the North Central Farm and Ranch Assistance Center.

March 22, 2021

The 2021 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey, conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, covers the amounts charged and paid for common crop and livestock services.  Tillage, planting, harvesting, manure hauling, and livestock transportation are all included.

March 1, 2021

The new site offers the same timely information Iowans and farmers across the Midwest have depended on for years.

If you are in need of cash rental rate information, custom rate information, or copies of various lease forms, stop by our office.  We also have available for purchase the booklet "Farm Leasing Arrangements", which offers many farmland leasing publications and resources in a single document.

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

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • A look at the value of land in Iowa through annual survey results and additional resources for decision makers.

  • The Iowa Pork Industry Center promotes efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintains Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthens rural development efforts.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

  • 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.

  • The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program supports value-added agriculture enterprises, businesses and regional food systems through research, education and community engagement.

  • On a mission is to improve the quality of life in Iowa by providing research-based educational programs that expand agricultural enterprise, improve natural resource management, and support the community of women in agriculture. 

  • The Iowa Beef Center works 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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