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Agronomy in the Field for Women to start April 19 at Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm near Chariton

April 10, 2017

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. 

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Women Marketing Grain Class Teaches Long-Term Marketing Success

September 14, 2017

Women Marketing Grain Class Teaches Long-Term Marketing Success

Navigating the ups and downs of the grain market can be a daunting challenge for farmers. Eighteen women decided to take on that challenge by participating in Women Marketing Grain in Fort Dodge. Women Marketing Grain is a four-session class that met weekly in July 2017. The class helps farm women learn more about market strategies and staying on track for long-term market success.

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Women Around the World

October 19, 2017

 

               Recently, Iowa State University Women in Ag was invited to assist in hosting 8 women visiting from Nigeria.  A grant was found by ISU professor, Dr. Ebby Luvaga, from the Cochran Fellowship Program.  The Cochran Fellowship Program was created to give short-term training in the United States to agriculture professionals from foreign nations.  Dr. Luvaga mentioned that she is always excited to work with women from Africa and jumped at the chance to bring the women to Iowa.  Online applications and a personal interview where the women had to justify their seat in the program and show passion for agriculture, along with data proving their willingness to pursue agriculture upon returning to Nigeria qualified 8 women for the program. 

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