Farm Management

Local Highlights

October 18, 2019

 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a Farm Succession and Estate Planning Workshop to help farm families begin those conversations and start putting transition plans on paper.   Carol Waters, West Pottawattamie Extension County Director, says offering a farm business succession workshops is a result of needs expressed by area farm families.

The workshop will be held Thursday, December 5th from 5:30-9:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 12th from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the West Pottawattamie Extension Office located at 1705 McPherson Ave, Council Bluffs, IA.

August 15, 2019

Dates for the Fall 2019  Commercial Pesticide Applicators' Training at the West Pottawattamie Extension and Outreach office meeting room are available.  Click on the title to get more details. 

Last Day for Reshows is December 20 at Noon.

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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