November 21, 2019

Announcing upcoming Women in Ag programs through ISU Extension and Outreach

FarmHer event flyer

Farm women have always been an integral part of any farm operation. But the numbers show that the role of women in farming continues to grow in Iowa.

The most recent USDA Census of Agriculture shows that nearly one-quarter of Iowa’s farm operators are women. That’s nearly 33,000 women. And even more women are involved in related agribusiness operations.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has organized a program for women in agriculture to foster networking and learning opportunities.

We are excited to announce that the third Rural Women of North Iowa event will be held on February 22, from 6-8 pm at Iowa Lakes Community College Cafeteria in Emmetsburg. The speaker for this event is Marji Guyler-Alaniz who will be sharing photos of female farmers which is now her passion-FarmHer. Setting out to change the perception of women in agriculture, Marji has created FarmHer images with women sharing their agricultural stories through her photography.

The fee for this program is $15 per participant which includes a meal. Participants are encouraged to register by February 16 by calling the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Emmet County at (712) 362-3434 or email Britney Rosburg, Emmet County Program Educator at britneyr@iastate.edu.

 

 

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