Women Managing Crops in Graettinger begins March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

Women Managing Crops | Graettinger, Iowa | Begins Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag program is holding Women Managing Crops beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Graettinger, Iowa and continuing March 28, April 4 and April 11. Classes are 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. with a light meal served at 12:00p.m. The classes will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish Center, 305 N. Cameron Street, Graettinger, Iowa. Cost is $50.

What is Women Managing Crops?

Women own 47% of Iowa farmland (Duffy 2012.). Whether these landowners farm the acres themselves, or lease out their land to other farmers, they are taking on increasing managerial roles. Other women are not land owners, but find themselves taking on many crop production roles. Still other women in rural Iowa just want to learn more about typical agronomic production and Iowa’s soil and water.

This three-session course is designed for women of all ages and experience levels who want to know more about the key agronomic decisions for corn and soybean production. The sessions take a seasonal approach and cover decision-making for pre-planting in week one, the growing phase in week two, and harvest in week three.