The Floyd and Bremer county offices of ISU Extension are offering a new program providing “cow herd basics for women” in March.
Floyd County Extension Director Lesley Milius says “Boots in the Barn” is targeted to women currently in or interested in getting into beef and/or dairy cattle.
Milius says statistics now show that nearly 50% of Iowa farmland have women landowners whether its wives, operators, daughters, widows. She adds that women are also more directly involved in livestock operations.
Milius says “Boots in the Barn” features a three-part series for women involved or interested in cattle, with sessions scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 3rd, 10th and 17th. The first two sessions will be at the Borlaug Learning Center near Nashua, with the final session being a tour of the Frederika Locker in Frederika.
Milius says participation is not required at each program, but they are all free. She says pre-registration is welcome so presenters have enough materials available for those attending.