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May
27
Wed
2015
Women Caring for the Land — Winterset, IA
May 27 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Women who own or manage farmland in Madison and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion focused on soil health on Wednesday, May 27th at the Madison County Historical Complex, 815 South Second Ave., Winterset, IA. We will meet in the museum building (the one with the clock on the front.) The program, sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network, is called Women Caring for the LandSM.

Registration, coffee and resource sharing will begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided, and during an afternoon field tour participants will travel to a nearby farm to watch a demonstration of soil testing. The tests will measure for soil structure, stability, and infiltration. We will walk a short distance into a field, so please wear or bring appropriate clothing and footwear. We will return to the Historical center 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.

Nearly half the farmland in Iowa is currently owned or co-owned by women. Women Caring for the LandSM offers a peer-to-peer, informal discussion format to allow women landowners to talk about their individual farm management goals, facilitated by women conservationists. This response from one recent attendee is typical of our landowners’ experiences: “This has given me some understanding of what my husband talks about. I came to this meeting with no understanding – I am excited about the projects possible to protect the Iowa soil and feel this meeting has helped me in beginning to learn about farming.”

In order for us to have the right amount of food available, please RSVP by 4 p.m. Friday, May 22nd to (515) 462-2961 or diane.fitch@ia.nacdnet.net. For more information about this program, visit www.womencaringfortheland.org or call Carol at 641-430-2540. If you have a female friend or family member who you think would benefit from this gathering, please have her call and register too!

This program is made possible with funding from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant. If you will need physical accommodations for this event, please let Carol know.

Jun
2
Tue
2015
Women Caring for the Land — Richland Center, WI
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Women who own or manage farmland in Richland and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion focused on soil health on Tuesday, June 2nd at the Richland Community Center, 1050 N Orange St, Richland Center, WI. The program, sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network in cooperation with Wisconsin Farmers Union, is called Women Caring for the LandSM.

Registration, coffee and resource sharing begin at 8:30 a.m., with the meeting starting promptly at 9. Lunch will be provided, and during an afternoon field tour participants will travel to a nearby farm to observe soil characteristics and conservation practices. We will walk a short distance into a field, so please wear or bring appropriate clothing and footwear. We will return to the Community Center 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.

Nearly half the farmland in the Midwest is currently owned or co-owned by women. Women Caring for the LandSM offers a peer-to-peer, informal discussion format to allow women landowners to talk about their individual farm management goals, facilitated by women conservationists. This response from one recent attendee is typical of our landowners’ experiences: “This has given me some understanding of what my husband talks about. I came to this meeting with no understanding – I am excited about the projects possible to protect the soil and feel this meeting has helped me in beginning to learn about farming.”

In order for us to have the right amount of food available, please RSVP by 12 noon on Friday, May 29th to Deb Jakubek at 715.590.2130 or djakubek@wisconsinfarmersunion.com. For more information about this program, visit www.womencaringfortheland.org or call Carol at 641-430-2540. If you have a female friend or family member who you think would benefit from this gathering, please have her call and register too!

Jun
3
Wed
2015
Women Caring for the Land — Verona, Wisconsin
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Women who own or manage farmland in and around Dane County are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion focused on soil health at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, WI 53593. The program, sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network, is called Women Caring for the Land.

The meeting will begin with registration, coffee and resource sharing at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided, and during an afternoon field tour participants will travel to a nearby farm to watch a demonstration of soil testing. The tests will measure for soil structure, stability, and infiltration. We will walk a short distance into a field, so please wear or bring appropriate clothing and footwear. We will return to the Agricultural Research Station 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.

Nearly half the farmland in Iowa is currently owned or co-owned by women. Women Caring for the Land offers a peer-to-peer, informal discussion format to allow women landowners to talk about their individual farm management goals, facilitated by women conservationists. This response from one recent attendee is typical of our landowners’ experiences: “This has given me some understanding of what my husband talks about. I came to this meeting with no understanding – I am excited about the projects possible to protect the Iowa soil and feel this meeting has helped me in beginning to learn about farming.”

In order for us to have the right amount of food available, please RSVP to Mindy at 608-224-3718. For more information about this program, visit www.womencaringfortheland.org or call Carol at 641-430-2540. If you have a female friend or family member who you think would benefit from this gathering, please have her call and register too!

Women Caring for the Land — Burlington, IN
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Women who own or manage farmland in Burlington and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion and field tour on June 3rd in Burlington. The program is called Women Caring for the Land – a women-only peer-to-peer, informal discussion about individual land stewardship goals and sharing information with one another.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, June 3 at the Burlington Community Center, 425 East 5th Street, Burlington, IN 46915. The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30. We will provide a continental breakfast, lunch and an optional afternoon field tour which will allow participants to view farmland conservation practices in the area. The program will end at 3 pm.

Estimates indicate that women now own or co-own nearly half the farmland in the Midwestern Corn Belt and are increasingly managing farmland on their own as they inherit it from their spouses or parents. Many women wonder whether they are doing all they can to improve soil and water quality while maintaining high agricultural productivity and ensuring that the non-cropped portions of their land are managed well. There are resources available to help set conservation goals for all aspects of the farm!

In this second Women Caring for the Land workshop, we will discuss incorporating soil health, wildlife habitat and woodland management aspects of planning for your whole farm. We will also discuss creative leasing arrangements and how to begin the conversation with your tenant farmer about conservation practices. Women conservation professionals from a variety of backgrounds and organizations will help facilitate the discussion and answer questions.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit with a lady landowner at her farm to see and discuss conservation practices in the cropped and non-cropped areas. We will not be straying far from the road, but please bring sturdy shoes and sun protection. We will provide bus transportation for the tour.

Space is limited for this unique opportunity so please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, to Leah Harden, Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, at (765)659-1223, extension 3 or email your RSVP to Leah.Harden@in.nacdnet.net. If you need accommodation please notify the SWCD when you RSVP.

This session of Women Caring for the Land is sponsored by American Farmland Trust in partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Hendricks and Marion Counties. We are grateful for funding support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Foundation. More information can be found at: www.hendricks-swcd.org
We promise to make it a fun and interesting day, and hope you can join us!

Jun
4
Thu
2015
Women Caring for the Land — Greenfield, IN
Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Women who own or manage farmland in are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion and field tour on June 4 in Greenfield. The program is called Women Caring for the Land – a women-only peer-to-peer, informal discussion about individual land stewardship goals and sharing information with one another.

The meeting will be held Thursday, June 4 at the Nine Star Connect, 2243 East Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140. The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30. We will provide a continental breakfast, lunch and an optional afternoon field tour which will allow participants to view farmland conservation practices in the area. The program will end at 3 pm.

Estimates indicate that women now own or co-own nearly half the farmland in the Midwestern Corn Belt and are increasingly managing farmland on their own as they inherit it from their spouses or parents. Many women wonder whether they are doing all they can to improve soil and water quality while maintaining high agricultural productivity and ensuring that the non-cropped portions of their land are managed well. There are resources available to help set conservation goals for all aspects of the farm!

In this second Women Caring for the Land workshop, we will discuss incorporating soil health, wildlife habitat and woodland management aspects of planning for your whole farm. We will also discuss creative leasing arrangements and how to begin the conversation with your tenant farmer about conservation practices. Women conservation professionals from a variety of backgrounds and organizations will help facilitate the discussion and answer questions.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit with a lady landowner at her farm to see and discuss conservation practices in the cropped and non-cropped areas. We will not be straying far from the road, but please bring sturdy shoes and sun protection. We will provide bus transportation for the tour.

Space is limited for this unique opportunity so please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 1 to Cindy Newkirk, Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District by emailing cindy.newkirk@in.nacdnet.net or calling (317) 462-2283, extension 3. If you need accommodation please notify the SWCD when you RSVP.

This session of Women Caring for the Land is sponsored by American Farmland Trust in partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Hendricks and Marion Counties. We are grateful for funding support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Foundation. More information can be found at: www.hendricks-swcd.org
We promise to make it a fun and interesting day, and hope you can join us!

Jun
10
Wed
2015
Women Caring for the Land — Pender, NE
Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Women who own or manage farmland in Thurston and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion focused on soil health on Wednesday, June 10th at the Pender Fire Hall at 314 Maple Street in Pender, Nebraska. The program, sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network and the Center for Rural Affairs, is called Women Caring for the LandSM.

Registration, coffee and resource sharing begin at 8:30 a.m., with the meeting starting promptly at 9. Lunch will be provided, and during an afternoon field tour participants will travel to a nearby farm to observe soil characteristics and conservation practices. We will walk a short distance into a field, so please wear or bring appropriate clothing and footwear. We will return to the Fire Hall 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.

Nearly half the farmland in the Midwest is currently owned or co-owned by women. Women Caring for the LandSM offers a peer-to-peer, informal discussion format to allow women landowners to talk about their individual farm management goals, facilitated by women conservationists. This response from one recent attendee is typical of our landowners’ experiences: “This has given me some understanding of what my husband talks about. I came to this meeting with no understanding – I am excited about the projects possible to protect the Iowa soil and feel this meeting has helped me in beginning to learn about farming.”

In order for us to have the right amount of food available, please RSVP by 4 p.m.on Monday, June 8th to Virginia Meyer at the Center for Rural Affairs (402) 687-2100 or virginiam@cfra.org. For more information about this program, visit www.womencaringfortheland.org or call Carol at 641-430-2540. If you have a female friend or family member who you think would benefit from this gathering, please have her call and register too!

Jun
17
Wed
2015
Women Caring for the Land — Warsaw IN
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Women who own or manage farmland are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion and field tour on June 17 in Warsaw. The program is called Women Caring for the Land – a women-only peer-to-peer, informal discussion about individual land stewardship goals and sharing information with one another.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, June 17 at the Center Lake Pavilion, 119 E Canal St, Warsaw, IN 46580. The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30. We will provide a continental breakfast, lunch and an optional afternoon field tour which will allow participants to view farmland conservation practices in the area. The program will end at 3 pm.

Estimates indicate that women now own or co-own nearly half the farmland in the Midwestern Corn Belt and are increasingly managing farmland on their own as they inherit it from their spouses or parents. Many women wonder whether they are doing all they can to improve soil and water quality while maintaining high agricultural productivity and ensuring that the non-cropped portions of their land are managed well. There are resources available to help set conservation goals for all aspects of the farm!

In this second Women Caring for the Land workshop, we will discuss incorporating soil health, wildlife habitat and woodland management aspects of planning for your whole farm. We will also discuss creative leasing arrangements and how to begin the conversation with your tenant farmer about conservation practices. Women conservation professionals from a variety of backgrounds and organizations will help facilitate the discussion and answer questions.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit with a lady landowner at her farm to see and discuss conservation practices in the cropped and non-cropped areas. We will not be straying far from the road, but please bring sturdy shoes and sun protection. We will provide bus transportation for the tour.

Space is limited for this unique opportunity so please RSVP is to Darci Zolman, Kosciusko County Soil & Water Conservation District at (574) 267-7445, extension 3 or darci.zolman@in.nacdnet.net by 5pm Friday June 12. If you need accommodation please notify the SWCD when you RSVP.

This session of Women Caring for the Land is sponsored by American Farmland Trust in partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Hendricks and Marion Counties. We are grateful for funding support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Foundation. More information can be found at: www.hendricks-swcd.org
We promise to make it a fun and interesting day, and hope you can join us!

Jul
16
Thu
2015
Women Caring for the Land — Fairbury, IL
Jul 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Women who own or manage farmland in Livingston and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion and field tour on July 16 in Fairbury. The program is called Women Caring for the Land – a women-only peer-to-peer, informal discussion about individual land stewardship goals and sharing information with one another.

The meeting will be held Thursday, July 16 at the First Baptist Church of Fairbury, 701 N. 7th St., Fairbury, IL 61739. The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30. We will provide a continental breakfast, lunch and an optional afternoon field tour which will allow participants to view farmland conservation practices in the area. The program will end at 3 pm.

Estimates indicate that women now own or co-own nearly half the farmland in the Midwestern Corn Belt and are increasingly managing farmland on their own as they inherit it from their spouses or parents. Many women wonder whether they are doing all they can to improve soil and water quality while maintaining high agricultural productivity and ensuring that the non-cropped portions of their land are managed well. There are resources available to help set conservation goals for all aspects of the farm!

In this second Women Caring for the Land workshop, we will discuss incorporating soil health, wildlife habitat and woodland management aspects of planning for your whole farm. We will also discuss creative leasing arrangements and how to begin the conversation with your tenant farmer about conservation practices. Women conservation professionals from a variety of backgrounds and organizations will help facilitate the discussion and answer questions.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit with a lady landowner at her farm to see and discuss conservation practices in the cropped and non-cropped areas. We will not be straying far from the road, but please bring sturdy shoes and sun protection. We will provide bus transportation for the tour.

Space is limited for this unique opportunity so please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 13 to Ashley Warren at Ford County Soil & Water Conservation District by emailing her at Ashley.warren@il.nacdnet.net or calling (217) 379-2372 extension 3. If you need accommodation please notify the SWCD when you RSVP.

This session of Women Caring for the Land is sponsored by American Farmland Trust in partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Hendricks and Marion Counties. We are grateful for funding support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Foundation. More information can be found at: www.hendricks-swcd.org
We promise to make it a fun and interesting day, and hope you can join us!

Jul
17
Fri
2015
Women Caring for the Land — Carlinville, IL
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Women who own or manage farmland in Macoupin and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion and field tour on July 17 in Carlinville. The program is called Women Caring for the Land – a women-only peer-to-peer, informal discussion about individual land stewardship goals and sharing information with one another.

The meeting will be held Friday, July 17 at the Macoupin County Extension Office located at #60 Carlinville Plaza, Carlinville, IL 62626. The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30. We will provide a continental breakfast, lunch and an optional afternoon field tour which will allow participants to view farmland conservation practices in the area. The program will end at 3 pm.

Estimates indicate that women now own or co-own nearly half the farmland in the Midwestern Corn Belt and are increasingly managing farmland on their own as they inherit it from their spouses or parents. Many women wonder whether they are doing all they can to improve soil and water quality while maintaining high agricultural productivity and ensuring that the non-cropped portions of their land are managed well. There are resources available to help set conservation goals for all aspects of the farm!

In this second Women Caring for the Land workshop, we will discuss incorporating soil health, wildlife habitat and woodland management aspects of planning for your whole farm. We will also discuss creative leasing arrangements and how to begin the conversation with your tenant farmer about conservation practices. Women conservation professionals from a variety of backgrounds and organizations will help facilitate the discussion and answer questions.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit with a lady landowner at her farm to see and discuss conservation practices in the cropped and non-cropped areas. We will not be straying far from the road, but please bring sturdy shoes and sun protection. We will provide bus transportation for the tour.

Space is limited for this unique opportunity so please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 13 to the Macoupin County Soil & Water Conservation District by emailing Rhonda.koehne@IL.nacdnet.net or calling (217) 854-2626, extension 3. If you need accommodation please notify the SWCD when you RSVP.

This session of Women Caring for the Land is sponsored by American Farmland Trust in partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Hendricks and Marion Counties. We are grateful for funding support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Foundation. More information can be found at: www.hendricks-swcd.org
We promise to make it a fun and interesting day, and hope you can join us!

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