More than 100 women attended the third annual Women in Agriculture Conference in Washington County on March 23, 2019 hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Washington County and the Washington County Women in Agriculture Advisory Board. The conference was made possible by the Azariah and Martha Foster Heritage Endowment and local sponsors. Local caterers served a delicious breakfast and lunch and the conference concluded with tastings of local wine, cheese and chocolates.
Aileen Keating and Christen Burgett didn’t grow up on farms or in Iowa. They are part of a growing trend of women who come from all walks of life to choose agricultural careers. These women are both respected faculty in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Animal Sciences Department and they were guest speakers for the Central Iowa Women in Agribusiness Quarterly Networking Event. The ISU Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Program hosted the event on campus in the Animal Science Department on March 27, 2019. The event included a tour of the ISU Meats Lab and meat industry discussion.