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Tama County Women, Land and Legacy feature Rotational Grazing Event

August 18, 2014
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama County Women, Land, and Legacy will soon hold its twenty-third event, The Bohemie Alps: Pasture Walk Around Paddocks & Ponds. It will be held on Tuesday, August 26 at the Rebecca Dostal farm, 2422 Q Avenue in rural Clutier. A meal sponsored by Tama County Farm Bureau will be served beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the event following at 7:00. The meal and event are free of charge and open to the public.

Our evening on rotational grazing will feature Denise Schwab, Iowa State University Extentions Beef Program Specialist for Tama County. Topics will include grazing systems, fencing, watering options, cover crops, pasture interseeding, and cost-share funding.

Please wear sanitary footwear appropriate for pasture conditions.

An RSVP is required. Please call Melody Bro at 641-484-2702, extension 120 by Friday, August 22.

The Dostal farm is located on Q Avenue approximately 1 1/2 miles south of County Road E29, northwest of Clutier. It is also mile west and mile north of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, rural Clutier.

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 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 states largest industry.

In response to this increasing need, the USDA State Outreach Council has designed the grassroots program Women, Land & Legacy. It is currently active in numerous Iowa counties and brings together Iowan women interested in agriculture, local food and natural resources to converse, listen and become empowered for involvement on their landscape and in their communities.

Persons needing accommodations to participate in this event should contact Melody Bro at 641/484-2702, ext. 120, TDD# or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or . 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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