Farm Management

Local Highlights

November 5, 2018

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

October 29, 2018

Cover crops are becoming more popular, not only as a way to protect soil health and the environment, but to help farmers turn bigger profits. Attend one of three free events in November to learn more.  

October 26, 2018

It is important to make sure best manure application strategies are followed to minimize negative environmental impacts and ensure producers benefit from the manure’s fertilizer value.

October 26, 2018

Iowa voters in every county have the opportunity to elect five members to their county’s Iowa State University Extension and Outreach council in the Nov. 6 general election.

October 19, 2018

2018 has been a challenging year for Iowa crop production, which increases the importance of making smart, informed decisions for the success of farming operations. ISU Extension and Outreach will provide agribusiness professionals, industry representatives and farmers with the latest research and developing technologies at the Integrated Crop Management Conference Nov. 28-29.


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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