On May 24, 2019, ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists, Rebecca Vittetoe and Virgil Schmitt, along with farm management specialist, Ryan Drollette recorded a webinar on delayed and prevented planting. The following are links to resources for 2019 delayed and prevented planting decisions.
A news conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13 to announce the results of the 2016 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This year’s conference will take place in the Horton Room of the ISU Alumni Center, located on the ISU campus in Ames.
For those who can’t attend the conference, a livestream will be available on YouTube. Submit questions to the Twitter account, @CARD_ISU, using the hashtag #ISUlandvalue. Questions will be addressed following Dr. Wendong Zhang’s presentation.
Contributed by Steven D. Johnson, Farm Management Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-957-5790
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) are conducting a live update webinar on the farm program called Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The webinar titled “ARC PLC Decisions: Update, Election and Enrollment” is scheduled for July 21 at 7 p.m. Participants will get an update on the new farm program, including the opportunity to update base acres and farm yields, then to elect and enroll a farm in one of the new farm programs – Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC).Farmers, along with their landowners on rented ground, can make a one-time, unanimous and irrevocable election by FSA farm number for the life of the five-year farm program. The party at risk will then enroll annually in the ARC county, ARC individual farm, or the PLC program. If the farm is not enrolled in ARC or PLC for 2014, then it automatically defaults and can only be enrolled in the PLC beginning in 2015.
Speakers include ISU Extension and Outreach Economist Chad Hart and USDA FSA Chief Program Specialist Kevin McClure. The webinar will last approximately one hour.
The Beginning Farmer program of the Iowa Agricultural Development Division of the Iowa Finance Authority is holding more than twenty workshops will be held statewide in May and June. Agricultural service providers, CPAs, Ag Attorneys, Ag Lenders, Farm Managers, ISU Extension staff, Farm Bureau staff and FSA Officers are encouraged to attend.
The 60-minute presentation will cover:
Benefits of the Beginning Farmer Loan Program for beginning farmers
Tax benefits for farmers interested in hiring or leasing land to a beginning farmer
Eligibility requirements for participants and programs
Timeline and process to apply
Program summaries, applications and other detailed information
Issues frequently faced by beginning farmers and farmers desiring to transition out of farming, and how both can benefit from these programs.
These workshops are a collaborative effort of the Iowa Agricultural Development Division of the Iowa Finance Authority, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants, Iowa State Bar Association, Iowa Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Iowa State University Extension, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the USDA Farm Service Agency.
The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Watch the video.