Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) is hosting a new program for women beef cattle producers in February at the Guthrie County Extension Office in Guthrie Center. Boots in the Barn is a four-part series for women involved in cattle production.

This program is designed to provide women with the latest-research based information pertaining to beef herd management including pasture, nutrition, health, calving, and financial management. The full scope of the program’s topics will be determined by the interests of the audience.

The main focus of the program is to provide an open atmosphere for women to come, learn, and ask questions of experts. The course is also designed to keep things hands-on and provide a small-group environment for participants to learn from their peers.

Boots in the Barn will be held Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6-8 p.m. with a light meal being served at 5:30 p.m. The program will be held at the Guthrie County Extension Office, 212 State St, in Guthrie Center.

Speakers from ISUEO include Erika Lundy, beef field specialist, Aaron Saeugling, agronomy field specialist, and Tim Christensen, farm management specialist. Additional speakers include Dr. Courtney Blake, Anita Veterinary Clinic, Brandy Rudy, Exchange State Bank, and Clara Lauritsen, Lauritsen Cattle Company.

For more informationor to register before Jan. 30, contact Krista Downing at 641-747-2276 or kristad@iastate.edu. Registration is $25 for all four sessions, although participants are not required to attend all four sessions. The program is partially sponsored by Adair Feed & Grain. A brochure is at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/guthrie/news/boots-barn-guthrie-county.