Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 8, 2019

Find resources on managing stress related to farm and family

February 6, 2019

An updated on 2019 crop insurance and decisions for the New Farm Bill will be discussed. Presenters include Steve Johnson, ISU Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist along with Ray Jenkins, Extension Crop Marketing Educator. Public is invited.
 

February 1, 2019

continued education and recertification to be held at the Story County Extension office

February 1, 2019

Have you heard of the new corn disease tar spot?  Come join local field agronomist, Meaghan, and Iowa Corn field manager, Carrie, to discuss the 2019 cropping season. Reserve your spot today! as lunch is provided.

January 28, 2019

The stress of farming can strain a couple’s relationship, but the relationship doesn’t have to break,says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Farm Management Updates from

Farm Management Specialist, Steve Johnson are available here:

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/polk/farm-management

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Current and historical data available.

  • 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 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.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

  • Helping to make agriculture more energy efficient. Tips and pointers on equipment maintenance and operation, farmstead electric use, and fuel efficiency.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • 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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