Farm Management

Local Highlights

List of Farmland Leasing Meetings
July 3, 2019

 The Iowa State University Tama County Extension and Outreach office will host a meeting on Thursday, August 22, beginning at 9 a.m. with doors open at 8:30 a.m. The location is at the Gladbrook Memorial Building located at 421 Johnston St.. in Gladbrook. The meeting will last approximately 2 ½ hours and will be facilitated by Steve Johnson, farm and agriculture business management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

flier for Women Managing Farm Finances in Toledo Iowa with dates and times
December 14, 2018

Women's roles in agriculture continue to expand.  In Iowa, one in five principle operators or primary managers of farm businesses are women.  Women involved in agriculture in Iowa have a significant economic impact-nearly $500 million.

farmer kneeling in soybean field and examining plants
November 30, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help producers make informed decisions for the farming operation. The 2019 meetings are an opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University.

young soybean plants in field
November 28, 2018

 

Results of the 2018 ISU Land Value Survey will be announced at a news conference at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames. The annual survey is conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development and ISU Extension and Outreach.

woman sitting at computer
October 15, 2018

Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.

Farm Management Information
for Tama County

Newsletters

Other Extension Farm Management Publications

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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