Farm Management

Local Highlights

Iowa Concern Hotline
November 14, 2019

Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don’t have to handle everything on your own. Iowa Concern is a free service connecting Iowans with information to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.  Visit the website at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern .

cow calving simulation
November 9, 2019

The premier educational opportunity for cattlewomen in Iowa, Boots in the Barn, will be hosted by Keokuk and Washington County Extension this winter. A four-meeting series covering an array of topics in beef has been set for Thursday evenings in January. This program will be sponsored and held at Libertyville Savings Bank in Keota: 225 E Broadway Street.The meetings and dinner will begin at 5:30pm, and run roughly 2-3 hours each night.

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification
December 9, 2019

Private pesticide applicator training will be held Wednesday, December 18, at the Washington County Extension Office on the fairgrounds. The training will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for this program is $20.00.  Click here for other locations.

December 5, 2019

Passing a farm operation to the next generation is usually one of the biggest and most challenging decisions farm families will ever make.  Many things are at stake – money, emotions, goals and lifestyles – and farm families need to think critically about where they’re at today, and where they want to be in the future.  'Returning to the Farm Seminar' will be held Jan. 10-11, and Feb. 14-15 in Ames.  Registration form.  Brochure.

Rebecca Vittetoe
November 27, 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 15 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.

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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