Finances

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.

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.

January 15, 2021

With the continuing pandemic, many Iowans are rethinking when they will retire, whether sooner or later than they originally had planned. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is delivering educational online workshops beginning in January that address both scenarios.

January 14, 2021

In order to help Iowans understand their options for 2021, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a series of webinars.  Iowa producers have until March 15, 2021 to make their annual election for Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Coverage under the 2018 Farm Bill.

November 10, 2020

Free and confidential financial advice is available through the Farm Financial Planning Program.

Statewide Resources

  • Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Complete this online course to prepare yourself for buying a home and shopping for a mortgage that works for you!

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans.  Access income tax resources and find a VITA location near you.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Our family finance programs and resources can help you get more for your money, save for your financial goals, and help build your money management skills.

  • Whether you are just starting out or already well-established, smart financial management is a priority for almost everyone!  Join the conversation with your ideas and questions as our Family Finance specialists share tips and resources about making good financial decisions.

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    Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

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