Farm Management

Local Highlights

December 10, 2018

Beef producers are in a new era of marketing with more changes rapidly coming. It is this new era that will be the focus of Feedlot Forum 2019. Feedlot Forum 2019 will be Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Feedlot Forum 2019 is a collaborative effort of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and three county cattlemen’s associations – Lyon, Plymouth and Sioux. 

November 27, 2018

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Swine Specialist Dave Stender will host a Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) session on Dec. 14 at the ISU Extension and Outreach – Sioux County office in Orange City. PQA Plus and TQA are part of the swine industry “We Care” responsible pork production initiative which establishes ethical principles for pork producers to produce safe food, protect and promote animal well-being, protect public health, safeguard natural resources, provide a safe work environment and contribute to a better quality of life in local communities.

October 4, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council are hosting a series of "year-end" meetings in Northwest Iowa. Meetings are scheduled as follows....

November 15, 2013

Check this list of private pesticide continuing instruction course (CIC) programs that will be held in and around Northwest Iowa this winter. You do need to preregister for CIC sessions in each county.

November 29, 2018

The I-29 Moo University is hosting a webinar on Thursday, December 20 that will focus on preparing the information that ag lenders will ask for. The “Improving Conversations with Your Lender” webinar will outline and explain the banking benchmarks and financial documents that lenders need to evaluate loans. The webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes beginning at 11:00 a.m. and will include time for questions at the end.

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.

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

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