Agronomy in the Field: Agronomy Classes for Women to be Held at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Lab near Boone

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Agronomy in the Field: Agronomy Classes for Women to be Held at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Lab near Boone

Boone, Iowa—Agronomy in the Field is a multi-session workshop being offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other women who are interested in learning more about agronomy.  This series of workshops will be held every other week at the Field Extension Education Lab (FEEL) Boone, IA. The farm is located at 1928 240th St., Boone, IA 50036

The first session will be held on April 25, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., and the topic will be soil conditions, corn planting and early-season crop growth and development. Sessions will continue every other week until September.

Agronomy 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 spouse, farming partner, ag retailer or tenant.  

“We plan to cover topics on planting conditions, crop growth and development, replant considerations, weed, disease and insect identification, pest management principles, scouting techniques, water quality, soil health and additional practices and topics as they come up,” said Angie Rieck-Hinz, 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 90 minutes; you do not need to commit for the entire season to attend. 

There is no charge for this series, but please register by contacting Extension Field Agronomist, Angie Rieck-Hinz at amrieck@iastate.edu or 515-231-2830.
Agronomy in the Field is sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach in cooperation with NCR-SARE Partnership Grant Project ONC17-031.  Local support is provided by Boone and Story County Extension.

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