The Midwest is fortunate to have land grant Universities dedicated to outreach and research in production agriculture. This information is critical to making sound decisions based on unbiased and independent research. Extended Ag Services, Inc relies on independent sources for providing the data for making our recommendations. In addition to the land grant universities, these organizations are an invaluable resource for keeping current with changes to the industry.
Land Grant Resources
Iowa State Ag Systems & Bioengineering: http://www.abe.iastate.edu/wastemgmt/
ISU Extension Service: http://www.extension.iastate.edu
ISU Intergrated Pest Management: http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/
ISU Nitrogen Rate Online Calculator: http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/soilfertility/nrate.aspx
University of Minnesota Extension Service: http://www.extension.umn.edu/topics.html?topic=4
University of Minnesota Crop News: http://www.extension.umn.edu/cropEnews/
University of Minnesota Manure Mgmt & Air Quality: http://www.manure.umn.edu/
University of Minnesota Pest Management Center: http://pestmanagementcenter-mn.cfans.umn.edu/
University of Nebraska: http://www.extension.unl.edu/
South Dakota State University Extension Service: http://www3.sdstate.edu/CooperativeExtension/
American Society of Agronomists:https://www.agronomy.org/
Midwest Area Agricultural Research Service: http://www.mrsars.usda.gov/
Minnesota Dept. of Ag: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/pestsurvey.htm
These websites provide a good starting place to getting familiar with the concepts of precision agriculture.
Precision Ag: www.precisionag.com
Ohio Geospatial Program: http://geospatial.osu.edu/resources/cropsoftware.html
These websites are full of information regarding Federal Crop Insurance policies and regulations as well as products that can help you manage risk for your operation.
Pro Ag http://www.proag.com
The following links provide the current weather and market information.
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT): http://www.cbot.com/
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME): http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/commodities/
Kelo Land TV: http://www.keloland.com/weather/Index.cfm