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Iowa State Extension offers agronomy classes

Women in Lee County, Iowa have a chance to sharpen their ag-economy skills this winter.

For the fifth year in a row, Iowa State University Extension in Donnellson is offering its “Women’s Winter Agronomy in the Field” course.

Organizers said agronomy is a very broad field of study.

“The study of agriculture, crop production, soil testing and anything you can think of that deals with being in the field,” Iowa State Extension program coordinator Whitney Weisinge said.

She said there’s a lot to be gained.

“What they’re trying to do is get some knowledge out to the women to help them become better communicators with spouses, and ag realtors and any farming partners or tennants,” Weisinge said.

The program starts on November 20th and runs through the beginning of April.

The 90 minute to two hour sessions are free to attend and include a meal.

Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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