Stone Barns Center is introducing their pilot Regenerative Farming Fellowship. The RFF provides medium-scale farmers transitioning to regenerative farming practices with education, a supportive peer cohort, and the inspiration, leadership and advocacy skills they need to bring about structural change. Applications are now open.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has put together six
checklists that help agritourism operators
be aware of liability risks. The checklists cover bio-security, emergency preparedness, food safety, pesticide safety, play area safety, and negligence mitigation. The checklists are available online.
This series features knowledge from farmers who cultivate corn and soybeans, and aims to share that information with farmers looking to relearn this skill, start farming organically -- or who simply wish to add a new method of weed control to their arsenal.
The Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program was enacted by the Iowa legislature during the 2006 legislative session as an incentive to keep land in production agriculture, by allowing agricultural asset owners to earn tax credit for leasing their land to beginning farmers. The program includes tax credit for the leasing of agricultural land, depreciable machinery or equipment and buildings.
Deadline for 2019 applications is August 1, 2019.
For sale is six acres formally used to raise pasture pork. There are two main field areas that each have water and electric access. This property includes many features such as several mature apple trees, a cedar-shingled chicken coop and several sheds around the property. The original 1890 farm house has been completely remodeled with all new plumbing and electric, new kitchen, and new bathrooms. There is an insulated attached 3 car garage with a heater.
Farm Financial Planning is Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s farm financial analysis program. It consists of one-on-one financial counseling, a computerized analysis of the farm business, and referral to other extension programs or outside services that may be useful. This service is currently offered at no charge. It is funded by the Agricultural Credit School, a program of ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Bankers Association.