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Women in Agronomy is an organization within the Department of Agronomy that focuses on the wonderful women in this major. Women in Agronomy began over 15 years ago, but over the past five or six years, it has become more and more active! Stephanie Zumbach works hard to plan events for young agronomy women so that they know they have a place in agronomy and in agriculture. Connecting these ladies to other women who are also agronomy majors, both professionally and socially, as well as connecting them to other women in agriculture is one of the biggest take away from being involved with Women in Agronomy. 

The Science Center of Iowa hosted a STEM for Girls event February 10. Groups in our department hosted two different booths.

Michelle Graham and Jamie O'Rourke's team, our affiliates from the USDA, taught kids about DNA extraction using strawberries. Here in Agronomy, Michelle and Jamie use similar technology to research soybeans.

A group of our ag meteorology graduate students also attended and helped the kids build their own an anemometer to measure the speed of wind.

Graduate student Kevin Falk also germinated seedlings with different root structures for everyone to see.

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