Now is the time to register for the Water Quality Pre-Conference Tour and "Sharing Solutions" the 10th Annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference. Registration is available at http://iowawomeninag.org.
The water quality tour features both urban and agricultural water quality practices. We'll visit the Bear Creek Buffer Restoration Project designated as one of 12 National Restoration Demonstration Watersheds.
Please see the flyer for details!
Agronomy in the Field for Women to start April 18 in Benton/Iowa County
(STANHOPE, IOWA) – Prairie Rivers of Iowa and the Women, Food, and Agriculture Network are co-sponsoring a workshop for female landowners in and around the Squaw Creek Watershed. This FREE workshop, titled Women Caring for the Land ℠ will take place Thursday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Stanhope Community Center (600 Main St. Stanhope, Iowa, 50246).
Participants will enjoy a morning session of introductions and presentations about resource sharing, soil health information, and conservation planning. After a lunch catered by Patsy’s Place, participants will visit a local farmer to see how conservation practices can be implemented on the land. Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for this portion of the workshop.
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Kayla Hasper (firstname.lastname@example.org or at 515-232-0048) by 4:30 PM on Monday, April 10, or fill out the form located on the Prairie Rivers of Iowa website (www.prrcd.org).
For more information, please visit www.prrcd.org or contact Kayla directly.
Agronomy in the Field: Agronomy Classes for Women to be Held at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Lab near Boone beginning Tuesday, April 25 from 5:30-7pm.
The World Food Prize Foundation, Oxfam America and Foods Resource Bank cordially invite you to attend Women and Agriculture: The Road to Global Security.
The event honors the anniversary of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s 102nd birthday and International Women’s Day
Keynote Speaker: Senator Joni Ernst | Featuring Smallholder Farmer: Olga Tumax from Guatemala
March 29, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Open | Program at 7:00 p.m. | World Food Prize Hall of Laureates | 100 Locust Street | Des Moines, IA
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 monthly at the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm near Chariton, Iowa. The farm is located at 45249 170th Ave, Chariton, IA 50049.
The first session will be held on April 19 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the topic will be grazing cover crops and managing cover crops in the spring. This session will be led by Erika Lundy, ISU Extension Beef Program Specialist and Rebecca Vittetoe, ISU Extension Field Agronomist.
The Iowa Learning Farm webinar guest speakers this month are Wren Almitra, Women, Land & Legacy coordinator, and Tanya Meyer-Dideriksen, NRCS area easement specialist.
Favorite tour stops were a toss-up after the July 25 Water Quality Tour in central Iowa. The 28 women attending the pre-conference event enjoyed both the urban and rural stops. “It was eye opening to see towns are interested in improving water quality by enhancing streams and improving parks,” commented one participant. Another stated, “I've never had the opportunity to see buffers or wetlands in action on farms.”