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Prairie Rivers of Iowa and Women, Food, and Agriculture Network to Host Conservation Workshop

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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(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 (khasper@prrcd.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.

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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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