Agriculture

Wed
17
Dec

What's Up At The FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee county Executive Director

 

The next Allamakee County FSA Committee meeting will be announced at a later date.

 

Reminders  

Wed
17
Dec

Experienced farmers needed to serve as trainers in Practical Farmers of Iowa’s Labor4Learning Program

Does your farm seek a highly motivated farm employee? Are you looking for a way to support the next generation of Iowa farmers by sharing your farming knowledge with an aspiring farmer? If so, consider becoming a trainer in Practical Farmers of Iowa’s Labor4Learning program.

Wed
10
Dec

What's up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

The next Allamakee County FSA Committee meeting will be announced at a later date.

Wed
26
Nov

What's Up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

The next Allamakee County FSA Committee meeting will be Thursday, December 4, 2014 in the Allamakee County FSA Conference Room in Waukon at 9 a.m.

 

Reminders

Wed
26
Nov

Written farm leases: What are the benefits?

Traditionally, farm leases have been oral rather than written. Is there a general feeling that a written lease implies a lack of trust in the other party? Is it widely known that a lease for a period longer than one year is required to be in writing?

Written leases can be beneficial to both parties, even if they have been in a lease arrangement for many years.  One of the biggest benefits of a written lease is that it provides a clear record of what was agreed to. After many years of oral leases, the parties may have a different recall of the lease agreement.

Wed
19
Nov

What's Up at the FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

 

The next Allamakee County FSA Committee meeting will be Thursday, December 4, 2014 in the Allamakee County FSA Conference Room at 9 a.m.

 

Wed
19
Nov

Iowa farmers who donate food are eligible for state tax credit

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recenlty highlighted the Farm to Food Donation Tax Credit and encouraged eligible farmers to consider applying. Iowa farmers who donate self-produced food commodities to food banks and food pantries can now qualify for the credit on state taxes, which is equal to 15% of the value of the commodities donated during the tax year or $5,000 whichever is less.

Wed
12
Nov

What's Up At The FSA Office?

by Joyce Davidshofer, Allamakee County Executive Director

The next Allamakee County FSA Committee meeting will be Thursday, December 4, 2014 in the Allamakee County FSA Conference Room at 9 a.m.

 

Reminders

Wed
12
Nov

Deadline to seed cover crops extended

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and State Agronomist Barb Stewart with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced recently that farmers participating in state cost-share and most federal financial assistance programs now have until November 15, 2014 to plant winter hardy cover crops and still qualify for assistance.

Wed
05
Nov

Midwest Dairy School to focus on robotic milking

Dairy producers interested in utilized robotic milking systems on their farm are encouraged to attend this year’s Midwest Dairy School on Maximizing Robotic Milking Systems.
This year the Midwest Dairy School will provide you with more in-depth information on robotic milking systems specifically with research and nutrition.   
This program, set for November 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is open to dairy producers, students, lenders and industry persons. ISU Extension and Outreach, the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation and Northeast Iowa Community College are hosts for the annual event.
Marcia Endres, University of Minnesota Associate Professor and Extension Dairy Scientist, will share her findings from her research study on 52 dairy farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin that use robotic milking systems.  Participants will then have an opportunity to take part in a Q and A while visiting an active robotic milking system at Iowa’s Robotic Dairy Center.

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