Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) has developed a program called Women Caring for the Land℠ (WCL), designed to serve female non-operator landowners who are interested in learning more about conservation.

The program is successful, popular, and in increasing demand among both women landowners and agency partners such as NRCS and state departments of natural resources.

This website provides many of the resources and learning activities used in Women Caring for the Land℠ meetings and attempts to replicate the peer-to-peer learning environment in an online format, including a WFAN Facebook App creating an exclusive network for women involved in food and agriculture.

Watch more women landowner interviews in our Video Library

Featured WCL Resources

For Landowners

Patchwork, the newsletter of Women Caring for the Land,℠ contains stories of landowner experiences, information on conservation practices, and agency contacts to help promote conservation and diversity on your farm land.

View the Archive.

For Service Providers
WCL Manual

The Women Caring for the Land℠ Manual is intended to give users an overview of the rationale and methodology for targeting conservation outreach to non-operator women landowners, particularly those 65 and older.

Learn more here.

The WCL Network

The WFAN Online Community provides a virtual learning circle where women landowners and others can create a profile, post photos and links, and share their experiences and resources. This will take to a different website.

Learn more and Join.

WCL Events
WFAN Midwest States
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