Farm Management

Local Highlights

Rebecca Vittetoe
August 14, 2019

For a list of upcoming events and information in agriculture in Eastern Iowa check out the East Central Iowa Crop Connection Newsletter by Rebecca Vittetoe.  Click here for newsletter.  Vittetoe is the ISU field agronomist for region 8 which includes Benton, Linn, Jones, Poweshiek, Iowa, Johnson, Marion, Mahaska, Keokuk and Washington counties. She is located at the ISU Extension and Outreach Washington County office and can be contacted at 712-540-3319 or rka8@iastate.edu.

careers in agriculture
August 3, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host an Ag Exploration Day for area high school students on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville.

Iowa Beef Center
August 1, 2019

The August 2019 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue: look for leafhoppers, BQA sessions and small grain silages.

pig head
May 1, 2019

Southeast Iowa Snouts and Tails Newsletter is created periodically to make you aware of issues pertinent to the swine industry as well as sharing upcoming programs which may be of value to your operation.  Click here for most recent newsletter.

April 8, 2019

The 2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is now available.  This very popular publication from ISU Extension serves as a guide for individuals who hire custom work or perform custom work within our state. The survey also includes rates for renting machinery and providing other machinery operations.

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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