Farm Management

Local Highlights

2020 Farm Bill Decisions
November 19, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach will host a "2020 Farm Bill Decisions" program on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss important considerations for Iowa farmland owners and operators.  The approximately 3 hours in length meeting will be held at the Durant community Center in Durant, Iowa.  

Upcoming Iowa State University Extension and Outreach meetings will provide guidance for Iowa farmland owners and operators reviewing their options under the 2018 Farm Bill.  Farmland owners and operators have the opportunity to make a new decision on their enrollment and election between the commodity programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC). 

We are moving!
August 31, 2019

We have exciting news to share!  The Muscatine County Extension Office has moved.  Find out how you can be a part of this exciting new adventure!

Women, Land, & Legacy
August 24, 2019

A Women, Land & Legacy Chapter for Cedar, Muscatine, and Scott County has been established as a community for women to share with other women about land and farm ownership and care, connect with organizations in Cedar, Muscatine, and Scott Counties that offer services and programs, and grow a support network in the region with women caring for the land.

ServSafe®
February 28, 2019

For restaurants, foodservice managers and workers, ServSafe® is the food safety certification course developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and is one of several recognized by the Conference on Food Protection. The 8-hour course concludes with a certification exam. Iowa regulations require the person in charge of a foodservice to have demonstrated knowledge of food safety principles; ServSafe® certification is one way to demonstrate this knowledge.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Agriculture and Natural Resources
January 8, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach agricultural specialists, in partnership with Iowa State University and counties in the southeast Iowa area, build partnerships and provide research-based learning opportuntites to impove the quality of life in Iowa.  


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.

  • 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.

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