Farm Management

Local Highlights

January 5, 2022

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This program will focus on the climate and weather predictions for the 2022 growing season.

1-29 Moo University
December 21, 2021

The I-29 Moo University 2022 Dairy Webinar Series continues Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. with a focus on feeding higher forage rations.

Harvesting forages
September 10, 2021

The 75th anniversary of the Western Iowa Experimental Association field day will be held Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The farm is located 3.5 miles east of Castana along Highway E-34. The field day will highlight current and historic agricultural research important to western Iowa agricultural interests.

August 24, 2021

The latest Drought Monitor indicates continuing drought in Northwest Iowa. Corn fields are beginning to dry down, but appearance can be misleading when making corn silage, according to Beth Doran, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and she reminds producers that the rules for good corn silage still apply.

July 15, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Annual Farmland Leasing Meetings for agriculture property owners, tenants, ag business representatives and lenders will be held at 11 different locations through early August with Woodbury County hosting an event on August 10.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

  • 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.

  • A look at the value of land in Iowa through annual survey results and additional resources for decision makers.

  • 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 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program supports value-added agriculture enterprises, businesses and regional food systems through research, education and community engagement.

  • On a mission is to improve the quality of life in Iowa by providing research-based educational programs that expand agricultural enterprise, improve natural resource management, and support the community of women in agriculture. 

  • The Iowa Pork Industry Center promotes efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintains Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthens rural development efforts.

  • The Iowa Beef Center works 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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