Women Managing Cattle | West Des Moines, Iowa | Begins Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag program is holding Women Managing Cattle beginning Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in West Des Moines, Iowa and continuing January 18, January 25, and February 1. The classes will be held at DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, 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.