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Iowa Farm Financial Conditions Shown in New Report

September 26, 2016, 2:30 pm | Alejandro Plastina

A new report from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines the financial performance of Iowa farm businesses in 2015. Economist Alejandro Plastina used farm level data for the analysis of farm income, wealth, financial liquidity, farm size, enterprise mix, financial structure, financial performance and efficiency and farm program payments.

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Video Explains Mediation for Farmers Facing Financial Difficulties

January 9, 2017, 8:59 am | John Lawrence, Chad Hart

Mediation is an option available to farmers as they work with their creditors to find a mutually beneficial solution to a delinquent secured agricultural debt of $20,000 or more. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has partnered with Iowa Mediation Service to create a video providing information and tips to help farmers better understand the mediation process.

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Teacher Workshop Explores High School Financial Planning Program

February 9, 2017, 1:47 pm | Carol Ehlers, Jan Monahan, Laura Sternweis

The Northwest Area Education Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach invite Iowa educators to learn how to teach the High School Financial Planning Program April 24 in Sioux City. The workshop will feature this curriculum that addresses student hands-on learning in money management, borrowing, earning power, investing, financial services and insurance.

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Financial Skills Can Make Other Goals Easier to Reach

March 2, 2017, 8:26 am | Barb Wollan, Suzanne Bartholomae, Laura Sternweis

Money often plays a role when people are trying to reach their goals or deal with difficult issues in their lives. “Your Money, Your Goals,” a course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is specifically designed for professionals and volunteers who want to help others with their finances.

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Take Control of Holiday Stress, Time and Money

November 1, 2017, 7:57 am | Dawn Dunnegan, Laura Sternweis

As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She offers tips for taking control of time and money commitments during the holidays.

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Start New Year with New Goals for Saving and Spending

January 2, 2018, 10:18 am | Jan Monahan, Laura Sternweis

For many Iowans, the new year brings old bills – for holiday gifts, travel and other expenses – and ratchets up their financial stress. “Money Talk,” a workshop series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help Iowans learn to plan their spending throughout the year, as they address past holiday debt, lessen stress and prepare for their future.

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