Women Managing Cattle | Keosauqua, Iowa | Begins Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag program is holding Women Managing Cattle beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in Keosauqua, Iowa and continuing February 13 and February 21. Classes are 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a light meal served at 5:30 p.m. The classes will be held at Keosauqua Senior Center, 801 Front Street, Keosauqua, Iowa. Cost is $50.
What is Women Managing Cattle?
More farm women in Iowa raise beef cattle than any other type of livestock or poultry. While 85% of Iowa beef farms market less than 100 head annually, the profitability of the cow/calf herd or beef feedlot impacts family finances significantly. Whether women just want to learn more about Iowa’s beef industry, or need to find more profitability from their family cattle business, this course offers something for everyone.
Sessions cover marketing strategies and managing land and water resources. Women will discuss the challenges in bringing calves to market and calculate the true costs of production. Tools and resources will be provided to help women consider important management decisions.