Finances

Local Highlights

August 10, 2020

This webinar series is intended to address key questions regarding the development of drought in western Iowa, the expectation for continued hot and dry weather, and impacts on row crops and forages. Attendees will be able to better manage livestock and drought-stressed forages, prepare for use of alternative forages, understand important crop insurance and marketing decisions, and plan for harvest of a drought-stressed crop.

August 5, 2020

The farming community is use to the stress that comes from the unpredictable and uncontrollable challenges that jeopardize their production and livelihood.  Agricultural resilience is about equipping farmers with strategies and information that will enable them to absorb and recover from these stresses. Resilience is the ability to bounce back when things do not go as planned.

July 17, 2020

The 2020 Livestock Ribbon Auction will look a bit different. Brock Auction Company, Inc. is donating their time to offer this ribbon auction online for 2020. The Plymouth County Fairboard is facilitating and hosting this livestock ribbon auction. PLEASE NOTE: The time of the auction will run from Monday, August 3 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until Tuesday, August 4 ending at 6:00 p.m.

July 8, 2020

Educational meetings for agriculture property owners and tenants to highlight the most-current land value and leasing information

May 15, 2020

Helping Iowa Livestock Famers In Need

(515) 725.1005    -   Iowafarmerhelp.com 

FINANCIAL CHECK UP FOR PARENTS AND GRADUATES

Graduation includes new financial responsibilities and changes in family roles.  This publication includes financial tips for parents regarding insurance, credit, banking services, and taxes.  It is not intended to be inclusive of all the financial decisions families will face, but should start you on the road to making the necessary adjustments that will avoid costly omissions and unexpected bills. 

Financial Check Up for Parents and Graduates

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.

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

  • 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!

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

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

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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