Articles related to Farm Management

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:52

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers Farm Financial Planning, a program providing one-on-one financial support and advice to farmers. The Farm Financial Planning program was initiated in the 1980s in response to the farm crisis. It continues to be available to give Iowans confidence with stressful issues, legal questions and financial concerns.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:46

Some farmers can expect to begin receiving Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments from the Farm Service Agency during the next few weeks. The geographical distribution of the payments can be visualized online in the Iowa State University decision tool “ARC/PLC Payments per Base Acre in Iowa."

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 08:53

Technical Service Providers, Certified Crop Advisers and other advisers who work directly with farmers and landowners have two workshop options this fall to complete the first step of a three-part certification program to become a prairie strips consultant.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:02

Joe Sellers, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will discuss which practices make grazing more effective and how management-intensive grazing can work on Iowa farms.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:13

The leading causes of agricultural fatalities are tractor overturns, runovers and collisions. The tragedy is that the majority of these are preventable with the addition of rollover protective structures, using safe tractor practices and adequate marking.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 13:11

If dry field conditions persist, the potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area or an overheated bearing to ignite dry plant material.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00

Nearly every year, Iowa experiences at least one grain suffocation. So it should not be a surprise that one of the Farm Safety and Health Week messages has a focus on grain safety.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 13:33

Most ATV and UTV injury events involve rolling and pinning or crushing the victim. Adding a liquid tank to an ATV or UTV changes the center of gravity, making the vehicle more top-heavy and easier to roll over.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:22

Agriculture still ranks as the most dangerous industry in the United States, which is why Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week Sept. 17-23 is held in conjunction with National Farm Safety and Health Week.