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Women, Food and Agriculture Network posts its own events and those from other organizations that may be of interest to its members. If you have an event you’d like posted, please email info@wfan.org.

August – November 2014

Aug
21
Thu
2014
Women Caring for the Land — Reynolds, IL
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Women who own or manage farmland are invited to participate in this free conservation discussion focused on soil health.

The meeting will begin with registration and resource sharing at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided, and during an afternoon field tour participants will travel to a nearby location to watch a demonstration of soil testing. We will return from the tour for dessert and wrap-up, and end the meeting by 3 p.m.

Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland. Women landowners who attend this meeting will learn to assess and improve the health of their soils through cover crops, no-till and strip-till, and other conservation practices.

RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 18 to the Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation District by emailing Sally Ferguson at riswcd@rockislandswcd.org, or by calling (309) 764-1486 x3.

For more information about this program, visit www.womencaringfortheland.org or call Carol at 641-430-2540. This program is made possible with funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. If you need accommodations, please notify Carol at carol@wfan.org or 641-430-2540.

This meeting is made possible with funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Farmland Leasing Meeting
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Registration Fee $20 per individual or $30 per couple
Pre-register at least 2 days prior to the meeting you plan to attend. (Additional $5 for late registration)

Topics Include:
Current cash rental rates, land values and landowner surveys The New Farm Program: ARC vs. PLC enrollment decisions Determining a fair cash rent for 2015 Strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease
ISU Extension web-based and other resources
Workshops are 3 hours long with a 100-page leasing arrangement book provided, one per registrant.

Call 641-484-2703 for more information

Farmland Leasing Meeting
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Fee $20 per individual or $30 per couple
Pre-register at least 2 days prior to the meeting you plan to attend. (Additional $5 for late registration)

Topics Include:
Current cash rental rates, land values and landowner surveys The New Farm Program: ARC vs. PLC enrollment decisions Determining a fair cash rent for 2015 Strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease
ISU Extension web-based and other resources
Workshops are 3 hours long with a 100-page leasing arrangement book provided, one per registrant.

Call 641-752-1551 for more information

Aug
22
Fri
2014
Farmland Leasing Meeting
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Registration Fee $20 per individual or $30 per couple
Pre-register at least 2 days prior to the meeting you plan to attend. (Additional $5 for late registration)

Topics Include:
Current cash rental rates, land values and landowner surveys The New Farm Program: ARC vs. PLC enrollment decisions Determining a fair cash rent for 2015 Strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease
ISU Extension web-based and other resources
Workshops are 3 hours long with a 100-page leasing arrangement book provided, one per registrant.

Call 515-462-1001 for more information

Aug
28
Thu
2014
Women Caring for the Land — Lexington, IL
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Women who own or manage farmland are invited to participate in this free conservation discussion focused on soil health.

The meeting will begin with registration and resource sharing at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided, and during an afternoon field tour participants will travel to a nearby location to watch a demonstration of soil testing. We will return from the tour for dessert and wrap-up, and end the meeting by 3 p.m.

Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland. Women landowners who attend this meeting will learn to assess and improve the health of their soils through cover crops, no-till and strip-till, and other conservation practices.

Space is limited for this unique opportunity so please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 23 to Stephanie Musselman at the McLean County SWCD by emailing her at Stephanie.Musselman@il.nacdnet.net or calling (309) 452-0830, ext. 3. If you need accommodation please notify Stephanie when you RSVP.

For more information about this program, visit www.womencaringfortheland.org or call Carol at 641-430-2540. This program is made possible with funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. If you need accommodations, please notify Carol at carol@wfan.org or 641-430-2540.

This meeting is made possible with funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Sep
7
Sun
2014
Map of My Kingdom – Decorah, IA
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Potluck at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m. A discussion will follow the performance.
RSVP by Thursday, September 4th to Lauren Zastrow at (515) 232-5661 or lauren@practicalfarmers.org

“You’re going to have to figure out how to take care of your farmland, pass it on. Or it will be decided for you.”

Map of My Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition. In the play, character Angela Martin, a lawyer and mediator in land transition disputes, shares stories of how farmers and landowners she has worked with over the years approached their land transitions. Some families struggled to resolve the sale or transfer their land, dissolving relationships. Others found peacefully rational solutions that focused not only on viability of the family, but also of the land.

Land is the thread that binds them all of the stories together. Map of My Kingdom will resonate with those who have been through or are working through challenging land transfer issues. It will inspire the hesitant and the fearful to start the conversation that cannot wait.

If you are interested in bringing the play to a location near you, contact:
Madeline Russell, Midwest Artist Management
MidwestArtistMGMT@gmail.com
(515) 451-2305

Sep
25
Thu
2014
Map of My Kingdom – Chariton, IA
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A discussion will follow the performance.
RSVP by Monday, September 22nd to Lauren Zastrow at (515) 232-5661 or lauren@practicalfarmers.org

“You’re going to have to figure out how to take care of your farmland, pass it on. Or it will be decided for you.”

Map of My Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition. In the play, character Angela Martin, a lawyer and mediator in land transition disputes, shares stories of how farmers and landowners she has worked with over the years approached their land transitions. Some families struggled to resolve the sale or transfer their land, dissolving relationships. Others found peacefully rational solutions that focused not only on viability of the family, but also of the land.

Land is the thread that binds them all of the stories together. Map of My Kingdom will resonate with those who have been through or are working through challenging land transfer issues. It will inspire the hesitant and the fearful to start the conversation that cannot wait.

If you are interested in bringing the play to a location near you, contact:
Madeline Russell, Midwest Artist Management
MidwestArtistMGMT@gmail.com
(515) 451-2305

Sep
28
Sun
2014
Map of My Kingdom – Red Oak, IA
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

RSVP by Thursday, September 25th to Lauren Zastrow at (515) 232-5661 or lauren@practicalfarmers.org

“You’re going to have to figure out how to take care of your farmland, pass it on. Or it will be decided for you.”

Map of My Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition. In the play, character Angela Martin, a lawyer and mediator in land transition disputes, shares stories of how farmers and landowners she has worked with over the years approached their land transitions. Some families struggled to resolve the sale or transfer their land, dissolving relationships. Others found peacefully rational solutions that focused not only on viability of the family, but also of the land.

Land is the thread that binds them all of the stories together. Map of My Kingdom will resonate with those who have been through or are working through challenging land transfer issues. It will inspire the hesitant and the fearful to start the conversation that cannot wait.

If you are interested in bringing the play to a location near you, contact:
Madeline Russell, Midwest Artist Management
MidwestArtistMGMT@gmail.com
(515) 451-2305

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Map of My Kingdom – Cedar Falls, IA
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RSVP to Madeline Russell, Midwest Artist Management, MidwestArtistMGMT@gmail.com
(515) 451-2305

“You’re going to have to figure out how to take care of your farmland, pass it on. Or it will be decided for you.”

Map of My Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition. In the play, character Angela Martin, a lawyer and mediator in land transition disputes, shares stories of how farmers and landowners she has worked with over the years approached their land transitions. Some families struggled to resolve the sale or transfer their land, dissolving relationships. Others found peacefully rational solutions that focused not only on viability of the family, but also of the land.

Land is the thread that binds them all of the stories together. Map of My Kingdom will resonate with those who have been through or are working through challenging land transfer issues. It will inspire the hesitant and the fearful to start the conversation that cannot wait.

If you are interested in bringing the play to a location near you, contact:
Madeline Russell, Midwest Artist Management
MidwestArtistMGMT@gmail.com
(515) 451-2305

Nov
7
Fri
2014
15th Fall Harvest Gathering for Women in Sustainable Agriculture
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for the 15th Fall Harvest Gathering for Women in Sustainable Agriculture. November 7-9, 2014, Whalen, Minnesota
Get to know other women who care passionately about farming and the earth!
Some of us farm and some of us want to farm but we all enjoy sharing and learning from each other at the annual Fall Harvest Gathering for Women in Sustainable Agriculture. PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US AND SAVE THE DATE!!! November 7-8-9, 2014 at Cedar Valley Resort in Whalen, MN. Costs are reasonable and scholarships are available. All women are welcome!
Highlights will include:
· Three (!) virtual farm tours
· Lively discussion on soil health, what to look for, and how to keep it!
· Panel discussion on passing on the farm
· Excellent potluck lunch Saturday (and great food throughout the weekend!)
· Music, campfire, silent auction
· Time to walk (or bike) the Root River trail
· Time to talk casually with women who share your passion!
More details to come! Please contact staceyleighbrown@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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