Agronomy in the Field is a multi-session and hands-on workshop being offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other women who are interested in learning more about agronomy. This series of workshops will be held monthly between Benton and Iowa counties during the 2019 growing season.

The April session of Agronomy in the Field will be held on April 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Iowa County Extension Office, which is located at 223 W Welsh St., Williamsburg, IA.

This session will feature a discussion on pre-harvest marketing which will be led by Ryan Drollette, ISU Extension farm management specialist. Growing season updates will also be provided by Denise Schwab, ISU Extension beef specialist and Rebecca Vittetoe, ISU extension field agronomist.

The goals of this series 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 spouse, farming partner, ag retailer or tenant.

“During the 2019 growing season, we plan to cover topics on crop growth and development, pest management, pasture and forage management, land stewardship, water quality, and additional practices and topics as they come up,” said Rebecca Vittetoe, ISU Extension Field Agronomist. “Each month will feature a different topic that pertains to what’s happening in the growing season.

This series is designed to be hands-on and conducted in the field to see real-time conditions. Each session will be approximately 90 minutes; you do not need to commit for the entire season to attend. Future sessions will be offered on May 21, June 11, July 23, and August 20.

There is no charge for this series, but you must register by contacting Extension Field Agronomist, Rebecca Vittetoe at or 319-653-4811.

Agronomy in the Field is sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach, Benton County Extension, Iowa County Extension, Price Creek Watershed, and the Benton/Tama Watershed Project.

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