Acreage Living Newsletter
|Iowa Master Woodland Steward Program Offered
Two offerings of MWSP will occur in spring 2023. The first offering will be led by the Cerro Gordo and Mitchell County offices of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO), and the second led by Lee County ISUEO. The programs will run from early-April to mid-May, 2023 (specific dates forthcoming), and will entail seven educational modules spread over a six-week period. You do not need to be a resident of host counties to participate.
|Crop Insurance Resouces for Small, Organic Producers
Two new resources from the Center for Rural Affairs describe coverage options available for small and organic operations—the Micro Farm program and Contract Price Option, respectively.
|End-of-the-Year Tax Considerations
Crop and livestock farmers who are working on preparing their 2022 income tax returns can review two useful documents for end-of-year determinations.
|Rising Egg Prices Lead to Increased Interest in Backyard Chickens
The high prices for eggs at the retail case have many considering starting a small backyard poultry flock in the spring. If you are considering adding a backyard flock to your small farm, acreage or backyard, start your planning now.
|Wild-harvested Mushroom Certification Classes Set for Spring
Training will help mushroom handlers distinguish which ones are safe to eat.