Agronomy in the Field for Women

Agronomy Workshops for Women to be held near Melbourne, Iowa

Agronomy in the Field is a multi-session workshop offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists, and other women who are interested in learning more about agronomy.  This spring and summer, the workshop will be held on four dates on a local farm near Melbourne (exact location will be sent out to those who register). Workshops will be from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5.

The goals of this series are to strengthen agronomic skills for women resulting in better decision-making and understanding of inputs for crop production as well as increased knowledge of various conservation practices and confidence in communication with their spouse, farming partner, ag retailer, or tenant.

One participant from a previous cohort of the group said, “I learned a great deal about many agronomic issues. I will be able to use all the information in my family and my boyfriend’s farming operations. It also allows me to have better conversations with my customers.”

“We plan to cover topics on crop growth and development, pest management principles, scouting techniques and additional practices and topics as they come up this spring and summer. The group really leads the topic selection and discussion,” said Meaghan Anderson, ISU Extension Field Agronomist.  

This series is designed to be hands-on and conducted in the field to see real-time conditions.  Each session will be approximately 1.5 hours long and interested women can register for all the series or any of the sessions of interest.

There is no charge to participate, but registrations are required for supplies. Register online or with Chelsea Llewellyn at the Marshall County Extension Office by April 29th.  Chelsea’s contact information is 641-752-1551 or you can find the registration link here: For more information on the program contact Extension Field Agronomist, Meaghan Anderson at or 319-331-0058. 

Agronomy in the Field is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Local support is provided by Marshall County Extension and New Century FS.