Agronomy in the Field for women in Ag

Agronomy in the Field for womenis in its fifth year and has been offered at several locations across the state. The goals of Agronomy in the Field are to strengthen agronomic skills for women that allow for better decision-making, provide a better understanding of inputs for crop production, see and understand different conservation practices and increase confidence in communication with their spouse, farming partner, Ag retailer or tenant. Programs are hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists Angie Rieck-Hinz, Meaghan Anderson and Rebecca Vittetoe, with help from guest speakers on a variety of important topics.
Distance learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field will be offered monthly November through April. Sessions will start at 6 p.m. and will typically last until 7:30 p.m. These sessions will be provided through a web-conferencing program, so women can join online from the comfort of their own home. Cedar County will also host a live watch party at the ISU Extension and Outreach Cedar County Office in Tipton for women who may be interested. All sessions will be recorded so women can access them at a time convenient for them if they can’t join the live sessions.
The sessions that will be offered this fall and winter are as follows:
Nov. 19 Crop marketing
Dec. 17 Farming for bushels or profitability?
Jan. 14 Alternative Crops and Markets
Feb. 18 Growing season weather outlook and weather resources
March 17 Planning for successful implementation of a herbicide program resources
April 7 Early season scouting tips and tricks
Any interested women landowners, farmers and service providers who would like to participate in upcoming sessions from their home via ZOOM, or at the Extension Office, should contact Cedar County at 563-886-6157 or gbierman@iastate.edu for additional details and to get signed up today. There is no cost to participate in these sessions.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Cedar County

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