Agronomy in the Field

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 04 Jun 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:Metro Waste Authority Environmental Learning Center
Contact:Amanda Brown
Channel:Agronomy Department
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Three series workshop offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other women interested in learning more about agronomy.

Workshops will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 4, June 18 and July 16.
Metro Waste Authority Environmental Learning Center located at 11802 SE 6th Ave., Runnells.

The goals of the series are to strengthen agronomic skills for women, resulting in better decision-making and understanding of inputs for crop production, as well as increased knowledge of various conservation practices and confidence in communication with their spouse, farming partner, ag retailer or tenant.

"We plan to cover topics on crop growth and development, pest management principles, scouting techniques, cover crops and water quality, and additional practices and topics as they come up this spring and summer, said Meaghan Anderson, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. "The group really leads the topic selection and discussion."

The series is designed to be hands-on and conducted in the field to see real-time conditions. Each session will be approximately two hours long and interested women do not need to commit for all three sessions to attend.

There is no charge to participate, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. To RSVP contact Amanda Brown at

Amanda (dot) Brown (at) ia (dot) nacdnet (dot) net
, or 515-964-1883 ext. 3. Participants can also receive more information by signing up for the Central Iowa Women in Ag email newsletter list at, or by contacting Meaghan Anderson at , or 319-331-0058.