Agronomy in the Field Program for Women to be offered in Terril this Summer

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host its popular “Agronomy in the Field” program for women in agriculture with three total sessions on June 4, July 9, and Aug. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Von Ehwegen’s Seed Shed, 203 West Main St., Terril.

“Agronomy in the Field” is a multi-session, hands-on workshop for women who are interested in expanding their knowledge of agronomy. The program will be hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist Gentry Sorenson and local adult program coordinators Sue Boettcher of Dickinson and Emmet Counties, Sarah Dirks of Clay County, and Kat Davis of Palo Alto County.

The goals of “Agronomy in the Field” include:

  • To strengthen women’s agronomic skills allowing for more informed decision-making
  • To provide a better understanding of inputs for crop production
  • To see and understand different conservation practices and the benefits
  • To increase confidence in communication with farming partners

Sessions will be hands-on and conducted in the field.

Topics will include:

  • June 4 – Introduction to the Program, Emergence, Stand Counts and Early Season Pests
  • July 9 – Weed Identification and Current Agronomic Topics from the Spring and Summer
  • Aug. 15 – Insect Identification, Forage Topics and Growth Stages of Corn

Sessions will primarily be held outdoors so attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather.

Registration fee is $15 per one session or $40 for all three sessions, with a complimentary meal provided at 5:30 p.m. each night.

Register Online Now!

Or register by contacting Boettcher at 712-336-3488; Dirks at 712-262-2264; or Davis at 712-852-2865. 
For more information, reach out to any of these staff members at the listed phone numbers.