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Beginning Farmer Center



The Beginning Farmer Center provides educational resources and programming for new farmers and their professional advisors. Sign up for our newsletter to receive information on BFC news and events.

Find resources associated with farm succession planning such as business entities, estate planning basics, and FAQs.

This interactive resource explains and provides examples for each line of the farmer's primary tax form, IRS Schedule F, Profit or Loss from Farming.  

Access written detailed reviews of Iowa law impacting agricultural producers and landowners. 

For nearly 40 years, Ag Decision Maker has worked to help Iowa farmers be prepared to make informed decisions regarding their finances.

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.

Connect with our partners and other resources throughout the country.