Farm Management

Local Highlights

August 28, 2019

Enjoy a FREE Grilled Hot Dog, Chips, and a Drink with ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Staff!
Friday, September 13th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
 

WEAR YOUR IOWA STATE GEAR ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH TO SHOW YOUR CYCLONE SPIRIT!

March 18, 2019

Prices for performing custom work are expected to jump in 2019, according to data gathered by ISU Extension and Outreach economists. The 2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey showed a 7 percent price increase across all surveyed categories.

February 14, 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.  

November 15, 2018

A pair of Dairy Directions seminars, Dec. 11 in Sac County and Dec. 12 in Pocahontas County, will provide information on how to best manage a dairy operation.

November 5, 2018

The last chance for 2018 Commerical Pesticide Reshows in Pocahontas County will be THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018!


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

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.

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