Women Complete Management Course
ESTHERVILLE Fourteen women successfully completed the four week course, Women Managing Crops that was offered this spring in Graettinger by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This course was designed for women of all ages and experience levels who wanted to learn about key agronomic decisions for corn and soybean production. The sessions took a seasonal approach and covered decision making considerations for pre-planting, the growing phase and harvest. At the end of the four week course, participants stated they knew more about seed selection, spring and fall tillage practices, crop insurance, nutrient management, field scouting, cover crops, storage and drying, and harvesting practices.
This program was held on Tuesdays from March 21 through April 11 at Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Graettinger.
Women own 47% of Iowa farmland. 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.
To learn about upcoming Women in Agriculture programs, contact Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Emmet County at (712) 362-3434 or email Britney Rosburg at email@example.com or contact Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach at (712) 852-2865 or email Angie Strohman at firstname.lastname@example.org.