Women in Agriculture Lunch

Women attending the 2021 ICM Conference are invited to join their colleagues at the Women in Agriculture Lunch on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at the Scheman Building.

The purpose of this lunch is to offer women in ag a networking opportunity to get to know each other and discuss common goals and challenges in their jobs. As the number of women in the agricultural service sector increases the goal is to provide an opportunity for women to network in a professional atmosphere centered around crop production and protection, natural resources protection, and career enhancement.

Lunch is included in the conference registration. No separate registration is required.

Dawn Refsell

Building your Ecosystem of Allies | Dawn Refsell

We know that one person doesn’t have all the answers, so we need to have a community (ecosystem) of support around us. We will talk about why a network of allies is beneficial to your career, what are the essential allies to have in your network, what roles do these allies play, and how you can be an ally for others.

Dawn Refsell was raised on a grain and livestock farm in Northwest Iowa. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University and Ph.D. in Agronomy from Kansas State University. Dawn has worked in both academic and industry roles as an Extension Weed Specialist with the University of Illinois, various roles within Valent USA, and is now the Field Sciences Leader for the Midwest with Corteva Agrisciences. Away from work, Dawn remains supportive of 4-H and FFA organizations and she enjoys riding her Harley and taking care of her cattle.
Field agronomist in field

Angie Rieck-Hinz, Extension field agronomist, and an Agronomy in the Field class near Otho, Iowa.

Alison Robertson at FEEL

Teaching at FEEL is one of the many responsibilities of Alison Robertson, professor and Extension crop plant pathologist.

Field agronomist in classroom

At a crop scouting competition, field agronomist Meaghan Anderson answers weed ID questions.

Planning committee

Meaghan Anderson
extension field agronomist
Ashley Dean
extension entomologist
Catherine DeLong
water quality program manager
Erin Hodgson
professor and extension entomologist
Angie Rieck-Hinz
extension field agronomist
Clarabell Probasco
extension field agronomist
Rebecca Vittetoe
extension field agronomist


Angie Rieck-Hinz

Angie Rieck-Hinz
extension field agronomist
(515) 231-2830