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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.

Aug
2
Tue
2016
Women Caring for the Land: Freeport, IL
Aug 2 @ 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WHAT: Women Caring for the Land SM — A meeting for women farmland owners and managers including a continental breakfast and lunch as well as an optional afternoon field tour that gives participants a view of farmland conservation practices in the area.

WHY: This is an opportunity for women farmland owners and managers to get together and share information about conservation and stewardship in a relaxed, nonjudgmental setting.

We’ll discuss land stewardship goals, principles of healthy soil and network with each other.

Women conservationists will facilitate the discussion and share resources that can help you reach your conservation goals, such as USDA cost-share programs and other tools. Staff from sponsoring organizations as well as USDA NRCS will be on hand to answer questions. The afternoon field tour focuses on soil health practices. We will not be straying far from the road, but please bring sturdy shoes and sun protection. We will provide transportation for the tour.

Please RSVP by 4 p.m. July 27 to:

Stephenson County SWCD

Lorna.chezem@stephensonSWCD.org or 815/235-2161, Ext. 3

If you need accomodations, please notify us when you RSVP.

Invite a friend or family member!

Aug
4
Thu
2016
Women in NRCS Joint National Training
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day

Asian Pacific Islander Organization (APIO) and Women in NRCS (WIN) are partnering to hold their second annual Joint National Training this summer in St. Louis, MO on August 4th-6th, 2016, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. The group is composed of employees of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) which is a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

This two day event will address the 2016 theme, “Leaders in Conservation – Fostering Partnerships While Strengthening Civil Rights.” Topics will focus on leadership development, networking, mentoring, increasing our literacy in diversity, as well as learning how to balance health and work. The conference will also offer a technical track featuring workshops on cover crops, soil health, successful conservation projects, outreach to women and Asian and Pacific Islander farmers, and strategies for reducing nutrient loss.

WFAN curriculum developer Dr. Jean Eells of E Resources Group will present during the session on conservation outreach to women.

If you are a conservation professional with NRCS and would like information on this conference, visit www.winnrcs.org/annual-leadership-meeting.

If you would like more information on WFAN’s conservation outreach to women farmers and landowners, visit www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-landowner-outreach.

If you would like to learn more about E Resources Group, visit www.eresourcesgroup.com.

WLL Event Winnebago/Worth Counties – Healthcare Finances
Aug 4 @ 10:15 pm – Aug 5 @ 12:15 am

Winnebago/Worth WLL team will host an event on long term healthcare finances at the Diamond Jo Event Center, 711 Diamond Jo Lane, Northwood. The event will start with a meal at 5:15 p.m.

Please RSVP to Winnebago SWCD, 641/584/2211 x3 or call Worth Co. SWCD at 641/324/1819 x3.

Aug
9
Tue
2016
WLL Event – Farmland Leasing Arrangements: Wapello, IA
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Des Moines/Louisa WLL team in partnership with ISU Extension will host a workshop on Farmland Leasing Arrangements. There is a $20 fee for individuals and a $30 fee for couples. A late fee of $5 will be applied to registrations after August 5th. Workshop is 2 1/2 hours in length with a 100-page book provided, one per registrant.

Topics covered will include:
*Iowa Cash Rental Rate Survey
*Iowa Land Values Survey
*Comparison of different types of leases
*Impacts of yields and prices
*Calculating a fair cash rent
*Use of spreadsheets for leasing decisions
*Lease termination

RSVP by Friday August 5th:

Louisa County Office
319.523.2371
vancek@iastate.edu

WLL Event – Farmland Leasing Arrangements: West Burlington, IA
Aug 9 @ 11:30 pm – Aug 10 @ 2:00 am

The Des Moines/Louisa WLL team in partnership with ISU Extension will host a workshop on Farmland Leasing Arrangements. There is a $20 fee for individuals and a $30 fee for couples. A late fee of $5 will be applied to registrations after August 5th. Workshop is 2 1/2 hours in length with a 100-page book provided, one per registrant.

Topics covered will include:
*Iowa Cash Rental Rate Survey
*Iowa Land Values Survey
*Comparison of different types of leases
*Impacts of yields and prices
*Calculating a fair cash rent
*Use of spreadsheets for leasing decisions
*Lease termination

6:30pm—SCC Little Theater 400 Bldg., Rm 433, 1500 W. Agency Rd, West Burlington

RSVP by Friday August 5th:

Des Moines County Office
319.394.9433
tfriedel@iastate.edu

Aug
10
Wed
2016
Women Caring for the Land: Benton, MO
Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Women Caring for the Land incorporates a women-only, peer-to-peer informal discussion alongside an afternoon visit to see and discuss conservation practices in action.

The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30, continental breakfast and lunch provided.

As estimates indicate that women now own or co-own nearly half the farmland in the Midwest, many wonder whether they are doing all they can to improve soil and water quality while maintaining high agricultural productivity. 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.

In order for us to have the right amount of food available, please RSVP by 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 3 to Kay Wilson at the Scott SWCD, 573-545-3512 ext 3. Co-sponsored by Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For more information about this program and other resources for women landowners, visit www.womencaringfortheland.org. If you have a female friend or family member who you think would benefit from this gathering, please have her call and register too!

Aug
11
Thu
2016
Women Caring for the Land meeting: Marshall, MO
Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Women who own or manage farmland in Missouri are invited to a free workshop focused on soil health and conservation practices that protect and improve our land.

The meeting is set for Thursday, August 11, at the FCS Financial Building, 1360 N. Lexington Ave., Marshall, MO. Co sponsors include the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Soil and Water Conservation Program, and the Saline County Soil and Water Conservation District.

The meeting begins with registration and coffee/breakfast at 8:30 a.m., with discussion beginning at 9. Lunch is provided, followed by an afternoon fild tour hosted by a local woman farmer a short distance away. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking on the farm. We will return to the meeting room for a snack and wrap-up and end around 3 p.m.

Please RSVP to Carol Benedick by 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, at 660-886-7447 X 301, or carol.benedick@swcd.mo.gov.

For more information, visit www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-caring-for-the-landsm/.

Aug
12
Fri
2016
Women Caring for the Land meeting: Bowling Green, MO
Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Women who own or manage farmland in Missouri are invited to a free workshop focused on soil health and conservation practices that protect and improve our land.

The meeting is set for Friday, August 12, at the Ashley Community Center, 14087 Pike 496, Bowling Green, MO. Co sponsors include the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Soil and Water Conservation Program, and the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District.

The meeting begins with registration and coffee/breakfast at 8:30 a.m., with discussion beginning at 9. Lunch is provided, followed by an afternoon field tour hosted by a local farmer a short distance away. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking on the farm. We will return to the meeting room for a snack and wrap-up and end around 3 p.m.

Please RSVP to Karen Sinclair by 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, at 573 324 3201 X 3, or email karen.sinclair@swcd.mo.gov.

For more information, visit www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-caring-for-the-landsm/.

Aug
23
Tue
2016
Women Caring for the Land meeting: Amery, WI
Aug 23 @ 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wisconsin Farmers Union will host a Women Caring for the Land workshop in partnership with Women, Food and Agriculture Network geared toward women farmers or landowners who are interested in learning more about conservation and networking with other farm women in their region.

The event will be from 9am to 3pm and will include a morning learning circle and lunch at The Hungry Turtle, 110 Keller Ave. N., Amery, followed by an afternoon field trip to Cylon Rolling Acres, 1956 240th St., Deer Park. See how Leslie Svacina is building her herd of Boer-Kiko cross meat goats and improving her pastures using rotational grazing. She also is raising dairy buck kids for meat on pasture. Leslie will share how she’s developed her grazing system for goats, including putting in new perimeter fence, using portable electric fence, seasonal water line, pasture shelters and livestock guardian animals.

Registration and networking will begin at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided. The afternoon field trip will allow participants to observe conservation practices in action. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for walking in farm fields or pastures.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, Aug. 19 to Deb Jakubek at djakubek@wisconsinfarmersunion.com or 715-590-2130. For more information about this program, visit www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-caring-for-the-landsm/.

Aug
24
Wed
2016
Women Caring for the Land meeting: Ridgeway, WI
Aug 24 @ 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wisconsin Farmers Union will host a Women Caring for the Land workshop in partnership with the Women, Food and Agriculture Network geared toward women farmers or landowners who are interested in learning more about conservation and networking with other farm women in their region.

The event will be from 9am to 3pm, with a morning discussion and lunch at The Ridge Bar & Grill, 623 Main St., Ridgeway, followed by an afternoon field trip to Cherrie Nolden’s farm, 5686 Griffiths Rd., Dodgeville. Cherrie uses pastured pigs and meat goats for brush control on her diversified farm, which is also home to a draft horse herd, pastured poultry, livestock protection dogs and dairy goats. Cherrie, who is currently pursuing her PhD at UW-Madison, has been conducting grazing and browsing research and will share how her production practices affect soil health. She will also demonstrate the ease of using electric netting fencing for rotational multi-species grazing.

Registration and networking will begin at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided. The afternoon field trip will allow participants to observe conservation practices in action. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for walking in farm fields or pastures.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, Aug. 19 to Deb Jakubek at djakubek@wisconsinfarmersunion.com or 715-590-2130. For more information about this program, visit www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-caring-for-the-landsm/.

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