Extension hosts Women’s agronomy sessions

LEE COUNTY – Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.
Agronomy in the Field for women is in its fifth year and has been offered at several locations across the state. The goals of Agronomy in the Field are to strengthen agronomic skills for women that allow for better decision-making, provide a better understanding of inputs for crop production, see and understand different conservation practices and increase confidence in communication with their spouse, farming partner, ag retailer or tenant. 
Programs are hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists Angie Rieck-Hinz, Meaghan Anderson and Rebecca Vittetoe, with help from guest speakers on a variety of important topics.
Lee County will be hosting a site for women to participate in the distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field. Sessions will be offered monthly from November through April. Sessions will start at 6 p.m. and will typically last until 7:30 p.m.. 
All sessions will be recorded so women can access them at a time convenient for them if they can’t join the live sessions.
The sessions that will be offered this fall and winter are as follows:
Nov. 20- Crop marketing
Dec. 17- Farming for bushels or profitability?
Jan. 14- Alternative Crops and Markets
Feb. 18- Growing season weather outlook and weather resources
March 17- Planning for successful implementation of a herbicide program resources
April 7- Early season scouting tips and tricks
Any interested women landowners, farmers and service providers who would like to participate in upcoming sessions should contact Lee County Extension at 319-835-5116 or weisinge@iastate.edu for additional details and to get signed up today. There is no cost to participate in these sessions and meals will be provided.

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