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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.

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/.

Aug
2
Tue
2016
Women Caring for the Land: Stevenson Co., 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.

Nov
4
Fri
2016
WFAN Annual Conference
Nov 4 – Nov 5 all-day

Our 2016 annual conference will be held at the beautiful Lied Lodge & Conference Center. With environmental programs that focus on trees, conservation, and environmental stewardship, Lied Lodge & Conference Center was designed to serve as a resource for the Arbor Day Foundation members, other conservation-related organizations, teachers, forestry professionals, and any other organization or company wishing to use a centrally located, high quality, and reasonably priced conference center.

Our keynote speaker, workshops and field tours will focus on trees and perma-culture, as well as women’s leadership, small-scale diversified agriculture, conservation for women landowners, and more. Join us for delicious locally produced food including a cider tasting! More details at www.wfan.org.

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