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Tama County Women, Land and Legacy Project: Cattle Health and Management

June 4, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
TOLEDO CHRONICLE - Tama County’s next Women, Land, and Legacy event will be held on Monday, June 6 at the Community Room of State Bank of Toledo, 103 S. Broadway in Toledo. Registration and dessert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting following, 7:00-9:30. The evening’s topic will be beef health. An RSVP is encouraged. Call Melody Bro at 641-484-2702, extension 120 by Friday, June 3. This meeting is free and open to the public. Both men and women with an interest in land and/or agriculture are welcome to attend. The program will be presented by Denise Schwab. Denise serves Tama County as Iowa State University Extension’s Beef Program Specialist. She will share information on cattle health and management. Many people may remember the outstanding job Denise did presenting Tama County’s Women, Land and Legacy livestock event in 2008. She has been with ISU Extension since 1983 and specializes in production information related to beef and sheep nutrition, facilities, health, records analysis and pasture/forage management. Several local agencies are working to bring Women, Land and Legacy to Tama County-- Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Tama County Extension Service, Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development, and the Tama Soil & Water Conservation District. Special thanks to the ladies who serve on the Women, Land, and Legacy Core Committee: Rebecca Hosek, Julia Babinat, Margaret Babinat, Glenda Devick, Pat Oettchen, Georgette Edel, Frances Bacon, Karla Novotny and Jan Wobeter. In recent years, women’s roles in Iowa agriculture have changed dramatically. It has become more and more evident there is a need to reach out to women at the local level and to help them make connections they may find helpful as landowners, farmers, and other important role-players in our state’s largest industry. In response to this increasing need, the USDA State Outreach Council has designed the program Women, Land and Legacy: Building Your Farm’s Future Today. Through small group dialogue and focused conversation, women listen to each other and bring ideas together to coordinate connections with each other, with information, with local and statewide resources, and with others in their communities. This grassroots program is currently active in numerous Iowa counties. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this event should contact Melody Bro at the Tama Soil & Water Conservation District at 641-484-2702, extension 120; email; or contact the TDD# or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. USDA and Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability.

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Denise Schwab
ISU Extension Beef Program Specialist

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What:Tama Co. Women, Land & Legacy- Cattle Health and Management
When:June 6, Registration & Dessert-6:30 p.m. Program 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Community Room of State Bank of Toledo, 103 S. Broadway in Toledo.
Public invited-
RSVP is encouraged. Call Melody Bro- 641-484-2702, extension 120 by Friday, June 3.



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