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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.

Jun
1
Wed
2016
Women Caring for the Land meeting: Vinton, IA
Jun 1 @ 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 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30, continental breakfast and lunch provided. We will finish up with closing discussion and dessert by 3 p.m. This meeting is sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network and Benton County Conservation Board.

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. Friday, May 27, to Karen at kphelps@bentoncountyparks.com, or call 319-472-4942 or 319-560-9809 (cell).

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!

Jun
2
Thu
2016
Women, Land & Legacy Tama Co. – Red Earth Garden Tour
Jun 2 @ 11:30 pm – Jun 3 @ 1:30 am

The Tama WLL team hosts a tour of Red earth Gardens on the Meskwaki Settlement. Event begins at 6:30 and will include dessert and tea grown from the gardens!

RSVP by May 31st to:
Melody Bro
641-484-2702 ext. 305
melody.bro@ia.nacdnet.net

Stay tuned for more details to this calendar and to the Tama WLL Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/womenlandandlegacytamacounty/.

Jun
15
Wed
2016
Women Caring for the Land Meeting: Osage, IA
Jun 15 @ 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 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30, continental breakfast and lunch provided. We will finish up with closing discussion and dessert by 3 p.m. This meeting is sponsored by WFAN and the Mitchell County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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. Friday, June 10, to Tracy Church, 641-732-5504 or Tracy.Church@ia.nacdnet.net.

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!

Jun
16
Thu
2016
Women, Land & Legacy Iowa Co. – Women Landowners Conference
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Iowa County Women, Land & Legacy will be co-sponsoring the 4th Annual Women Landowners Conference in Brooklyn, Iowa.

Visit the Iowa Co. WLL’s Facebook event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1156429331064575/

Women Caring for the Land: Macomb, IL
Jun 16 @ 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.

WHERE: WIU Livestock Center, Room 106, 2265 Wigwam Hollow Road, Macomb, IL 61455

WHEN: Thursday, June 16. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 9:00 a.m. The program ends at WIU with refreshments at 3 p.m.

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.

Space is limited so please RSVP by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 10 to the Hancock County SWCD by emailing abbie.sperry@IL.nacdnet.net or calling (217) 357-2188, extension 3; OR to the McDonough SWCD by emailing cindy.moon@IL.nacdnet.net or calling (309) 833-1711, ext. 3. If you need accommodation, please notify us when you RSVP. Feel free to invite a friend or family member — just let us know when you call! For more info, visit www.wfan.org/our-programs/women- caring-for- the-landsm/.

Jun
21
Tue
2016
FULL: WCL Legacy Planning Meeting: Hampton, IA
Jun 21 @ 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm

NOTE: this meeting is at capacity. Please consider attending an upcoming meeting in Johnson County, details TBA.
This Women Caring for the Land meeting for female farmland owners focuses on beginning conversations about transitioning your land that include conservation values.

We will have time to discuss ideas and situations and offer strategies that can help clarify your goals and shape the conversations. This meeting is sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network and the local office of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

John Baker, an attorney with the ISU Beginning Farmer center, will share ways to understand some of the legal strategies for land transitions, and bring up points you should consider. Passing land to future generations when you have time to make plans can help assure your values are included.

The meeting begins with registration and coffee at 8:30 a.m., with the learning circle starting promptly at 9 a.m. A free lunch is provided, and the meeting will close with wrap-up and dessert by 4 p.m.

In order for us to have the right amount of food available, please RSVP by Friday, June 17 to Carolyn Dirksen, carolyn.dirksen@ia.nacdnet.net, or phone 319-267-2756 ext 3 or 641- 456 -2157 ext 3.

This session of WCL is funded by a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency. For more information about Women Caring for the Land and to find other resources for female landowners, visit www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-landowner-outreach, or email carol@wfan.org.

Women, Land and Legacy Listening Sessions: Madison Co. IA
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 22 @ 2:00 am

Madison Co. is the latest to join the Women, Land & Legacy community! The local team will hold two Listening Sessions for women in Madison and surrounding counties. Each session will be the same, so participants should choose the one that best suits their schedules.

The first session will be from 2-4 p.m. with doors opening at 1:30 p.m.
The second session will be from 7-9 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

For information, email stateteam@womenlandandlegacy.org.

Jul
12
Tue
2016
WCL Legacy Planning Meeting – St. Cloud, MN
Jul 12 @ 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Women farmland owners in central Minnesota are invited to a free discussion about how to make a plan for farmland transition that includes your conservation values. The meeting is Tuesday, July 12, at the St. Cloud Regional Extension Office, 3601 18th St. S, Suite 113, St. Cloud, MN.

During this event, we will offer women strategies that can help clarify goals and shape conversations about legacy planning. Gary Hachfeld and Pauline Van Nurden, University of Minnesota Extension Educators, will share ways to understand some of the legal strategies for land transitions, and bring up points you should consider. Passing land to future generations when you have time to make plans can help assure your values are included. The meeting is sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network.

Registration and coffee will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the discussion at 9 a.m. A free lunch is provided, and the meeting will close with wrap-up and dessert by 4 p.m.

In order for us to have the right amount of food available, please RSVP by 4 p.m. Friday, July 8, to Mary Jo Fox, foxxx055@umn.edu or 320-235-0726.

This session of WCL is funded by a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency. To find other resources for female landowners, visit www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-landowner-outreach, or email carol@wfan.org.

Women, Food and Agriculture Network is a non-profit, educational organization formed in 1997 to provide networking, education, and leadership development opportunities to women involved in all aspects of sustainable agriculture. Learn more at www.wfan.org, or by calling 515-460-2477.

Jul
13
Wed
2016
WCL Legacy Planning Meeting – Grand Rapids, MN
Jul 13 @ 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Women farmland owners in northeast Minnesota are invited to a free discussion about how to make a plan for farmland transition that includes your conservation values. The meeting is Wednesday, July 13, at the North Central Research & Outreach Center, 1861 Hwy. 169 East, Grand Rapids, MN.

During this event, we will offer women strategies that can help clarify goals and shape conversations about legacy planning. Gary Hachfeld and Pauline Van Nurden, University of Minnesota Extension Educators, will share ways to understand some of the legal strategies for land transitions, and bring up points you should consider. Passing land to future generations when you have time to make plans can help assure your values are included. The meeting is sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network.

Registration and coffee will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the discussion at 9 a.m. A free lunch is provided, and the meeting will close with wrap-up and dessert by 4 p.m.

In order for us to have the right amount of food available, please RSVP by 4 pm. Monday, July 11, to Kathy Eckwright at eckwr001@umn.edu or 507-389-6972.

This session of WCL is funded by a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency. To find other resources for female landowners, visit www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-landowner-outreach, or email carol@wfan.org.

Women, Food and Agriculture Network is a non-profit, educational organization formed in 1997 to provide networking, education, and leadership development opportunities to women involved in all aspects of sustainable agriculture. Learn more at www.wfan.org, or by calling 515-460-2477.

Jul
26
Tue
2016
Women, Land & Legacy workshop: Tama County, IA
Jul 26 @ 11:30 pm – Jul 27 @ 1:30 am

Tama County WLL will hold a Farmhand 201 workshop that will include three concurrent sessions covering three different topics: grain handling, farm engineering, and cover crops. Participants will pre-register for two of the three. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in Toledo at Van Wall Equipment at Midway.

Stay tuned for more details to this calendar and to the Tama WLL Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/womenlandandlegacytamacounty/.

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