Agronomy in the FIeld

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Agronomy in the Field is a multi-session hands-on workshop for women designed to provide opportunities to learn more about forage and crop production practices, conservation practices and water quality impacts to help strengthen decision-making on the farm and to increase the comfort level when talking to landowners, tenants, ag retailers, and farming partners.

During the 2022 growing season, there will be three Agronomy in the Field cohorts.

  • Northern Iowa
    • April - September 2022 at the NIACC farm near Mason City
    • Sessions will be: April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 20, August 17, and September 7 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
    • Register by April 22 by going to: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bIUjhQ37dOkxscm. Cost is $35* ($20 for high school or college students), which includes all materials and resources.
    • Thanks to Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, and Mitchell County Extension offices for partnering and supporting this cohort!
    • For questions or more information, contact Angie Rieck-Hinz, ISU Extension Field Agronomist at amrieck@iastate.edu or by calling 515-231-2830.
       
  • East-Central Iowa
    • May - September 2022 at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids
    • Sessions will be May 18, June 15, July 13, August 10, and September 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
    • Register by May 11 by contacting the Linn County Extension Office at 319-377-9839. Cost is $50* ($20 for high school or college students), which includes all materials and resources.
    • Thanks to Linn County Extension and Kirkwood Community College for partnering and supporting this cohort!
    • For questions or more information, contact Rebecca Vittetoe, ISU Extension Field Agronomist at rka8@iastate.edu or by calling 712-540-3319.
       
  • South-Central Iowa
    • May - September 2022 at various locations in Davis County
    • Sessions will be May 17, June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
    • Register by May 10 by contacting the Davis County Extension Office at 641-664-2730. Cost is $25* which includes all materials and resources
    • Thanks to Davis County Extension for partnering and supporting this cohort!
    • For question or more information, contact Clarabell Probasco, ISU Extension Field Agronomist at caknapp@iastate.edu or by calling 641-208-5435.

*This course is valued at $75 per person but due to the generosity of the above county Extension offices, the registration fee is being subsidized.

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