Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Boots in the Barn” this fall for cattlewomen in central Iowa. The program is a four-part meeting series set for 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, and Oct. 9 at the Warren County Extension Office in Indianola. 

Boots in the Barn is a unique educational opportunity hosted by Warren County Extension and co-sponsored by Madison County Extension. 

Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Chris Clark said the program will include interactive learning and hands-on activities. “I hope to use somewhat of a “flipped classroom” where participants receive materials to read and study at home but the actual classroom time will be used for discussion and various interactive learning exercises.”

Topics will include nutrition, animal selection, managing the birthing process and more. The curriculum is flexible and can be adapted to meet the interests and needs of participants. 

An evening meal will be served at each meeting, and preregistration by September 13 is required to assist organizers with meal planning. The course costs $35 per person for the whole series or $10 per session if paid by individual date. Registration fee includes meals and resource guide. 

Women interested in attending this event should contact the Warren County Extension Office at 515-961-6237, the Madison County Extension Office at 515-462-1001, or Chris Clark directly at 712-250-0070 or by email at