Four northeast Iowa County Extension Offices to host Cattle in the Green Series

Learn to financially analyze your livestock/farm operation in a different way to find more profit, eliminate money pits and lower your stress level. Sound too good to be true? Iowa State University Extension Beef specialist, Denise Schwab, would beg to differ.

“The Cattle in the Green series was developed to meet the needs of beef operations regardless of size,” Schwab said. “This program was designed to look at financial and business management from a different perspective. Most beef producers view financial records as a necessity for taxes, but Cattle in the Green uses that basic data to analyze the operation to look for and use simple management changes for better results.”

The five sessions are set for January 17, 24 and 31 and February 7 and 21. All will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 116 E. Military Rd, Postville.  Because of the evening time, a light meal will be served sponsored by the Allamakee County Extension, Clayton and Fayette County Cattlemen, Nicholas Wilz Financial Advisor, and the Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek County Extension staff.

The fee for the five-part series is $50 for the first per person from an operation and $20 for each additional member of that same farming operation. Schwab said couples and business partners are encouraged to attend because gaining multiple perspectives on the cattle operation is always more powerful when planning and making decisions. A commitment to attend all five sessions is requested because each class builds upon the information and discussion of the previous session.

Registration is limited to 24 participants so be sure to register by the January 10 deadline by calling the Fayette County Extension Office at 563-425-3331 or emailing