Finances

Local Highlights

February 2, 2021

A stress management series offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help those dealing with rural stress. The webinars are 7:30-8:45 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 2, 9, 16 and 23.

January 22, 2021

Iowa producers have until March 15, 2021 to make their annual election for Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Coverage (at the individual or county levels) under the 2018 Farm Bill.


This annual decision impacts the 2021 crop year, consistent with the 2018 Farm Bill. Similar annual decisions, for the 2022 and 2023 crops, will coincide with the final two years of the bill.

January 14, 2021

Learn about farm bill options and decisions in an educational series presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 9, 2021

With the continuing pandemic, many Iowans are rethinking when they will retire, whether sooner or later than they originally had planned. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is delivering educational online workshops beginning in January that address both scenarios.

December 28, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag program is holding Annie's Project: Farm Business Management beginning Monday, February 8, 2021 in Fort Dodge


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.

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

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

  • 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!

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

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