Food and Environment Programs

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Farm Business Management

Financial management of farm businesses has a significant impact on long-term sustainability, growth, and overall success. Programs address economic decisions for crop and livestock production, land management and values, machinery investments, and human resource management.


Annie's Project: Farm Business Management

Women will manage agricultural risks leading to better business outcomes; which contributes to stronger rural economies, improved land management, and enhanced national food security.

Developing Human Resources in the Ag Sector

Farm and agribusiness employees will improve their skills in recruiting, managing, compensating, and evaluating employees.

Farm Leasing Arrangements and Land Values

Participants will learn the necessary skills to make informed farm business decisions that will reduce risk and increase farm profitability as they work toward their long-term goals.

Grain Storage and Management Training

Producers will reduce storage loss and shrink in all forms of on farm storage.

Heartbeat of the Farm: Human Resource Management

Women will manage human resource risks leading to better business outcomes; which contributes to stronger rural economies, improved land management, and enhanced national food security.

Managing Farm Finances

Producers and professionals will better understand farm financial tools and systems and utilize them to analyze their operations to enhance efficiency and profitability. Enhance understanding and management of profitability for Iowa dairy and beef producers through programs on economics and financial management.

Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning

Women will initiate family conversations leading to farm business transitions; which contributes to stronger rural economies, improved land management, and enhanced national food security.

Women Managing Cattle

Women will manage financial, marketing and production risks of their beef businesses leading to better business outcomes; which contributes to stronger rural economies, improved land management, and enhanced national food security. 

Women Managing Farm Finances

Women will manage financial risks leading to better business outcomes; which contributes to stronger rural economies, improved land management, and enhanced national food security. 

Women Marketing Grain

Women will manage marketing risks leading to better business outcomes; which contributes to stronger local economies and national food security.

Women Planning Ag Businesses

Women will develop a farm business plan leading to better business outcomes; which contributes to stronger local economies and national food security.