Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 15, 2019

Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach, Farm Credit Services of America, Pro Cooperative, and FSA have partnered up to present a Farm Update to local farmers. We will discuss Crop Insurance, Marketing strategies and FSA updates. Please Join us on Feb 26th at 1pm at Farm Credit Services of America in Ememtsburg. Please call Palo Alto Extension to register 712-852-2865

February 13, 2019

Matt Helmers and Kris Kohl will present at a drainage workshop on Tuesday, March 5th in Emmetsburg at the VFW. This workshop will be from 10am to 3pm with lunch. Matt and Kris will discuss FInding tile with GIS, Improving Drainage Water Quality Nutrient Reduction Stategy, Design drainage system, current Drainage Research, and Surface intakes and solving side-hill seeps.  Please join us on March 5th. Cost is $25. Pre-register by calling 712-852-2865

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.

  • The only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Current and historical data available.

  • 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.

  • Helping to make agriculture more energy efficient. Tips and pointers on equipment maintenance and operation, farmstead electric use, and fuel efficiency.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • In-depth self-study courses and resource centers that provide management education to agricultural producers, educators and service providers.

  • 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 Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

  • 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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