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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 Courses Build Confidence to Manage Price Risk

April 10, 2016

“My husband and I plan to start using this information to make our market plans for the spring and to keep better records of the cost of the crop,” reported a recent Women Marketing Grain participant when asked about her goals. Another participant said the most important part of the course was knowing, “Lots of women want this knowledge to empower them to make decisions. We are not alone!”

The next opportunity to take the Women Marketing Grain course is in Ames, Iowa, June 2 to 23, 2016. Interested women can download a program brochure or register at  The course is being offered by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension Farm Management Specialist and Mary Clancy, Boone County Extension Program Coordinator.  

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