Curriculum Manual: Women Caring for the Land(SM): Improving Conservation Outreach to Female Non-Operator Farmland Owners

CoverImageA curriculum guide for conservation professionals and community organizations who want to conduct outreach to women land owners about conservation topics. 104 pp.

Click here to download a free PDF, or click here to order a print copy for $35 + $5 s/h.

Resources that go with the guide:

Soil Health Publications

soil health

Peek Into the Life of Your Soil explains simple tests for healthy soil that you can perform on your own, and where to go for more information. 2 pp. brochure.

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BootsCover

Meet Your Closest Neighbors helps you learn the four principles of healthy soil, and  identify the residents of your soil community. 2 pp. brochure.

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Cover Crop Publications

Protect Your Family Farm provides an overview of implementing cover crops, talking to tenants, and the many benefits cover crops provide your soil. Also contains a list of resources for more information. 8 pp. booklet.

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RootsCoverHold On to Your Roots contains more information on cover crops as well as a pledge to talk to family or tenants about cover crops, test cover crops on a few acres, or implement cover crops on all of your crop land. 2 pp. brochure.

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Talk to Your Tenant focuses on how to start the conversation with your farmer about conservation and cover crops; also read a first-hand account of implementing cover crops in a lease arrangement. 2 pp. brochure.

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CoverCrops Final-2._coverTreat Your Soil Like Family by protecting it with cover crops. 8 pp. booklet.

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Wildlife and Hunting

This guide has information on creating and protecting habitat for desirable wildlife, as well as managing hunting on your farm land. 8 pp. booklet.

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Policy and Federal Programs

WCLWhitePaper2-15-2013 (dragged)Click the image at left to download the 2013 WFAN white paper: The Overlooked Landowner – A Review of Research on Women Farmland Owners in the U.S. by Jean C. Eells, PhD, and Jessica Soulis.

This white paper describes and reports findings of a WFAN research project designed to determine the extent to which women landowners, who are the rightful decision mak- ers for their land, are represented across the United States. This search examined both statistical data-gathering efforts and outreach programs meant for women landowners. We conclude with a brief discussion of our findings and their implications. 9 pp. paper.

FarmBillCover

This brochure gives insight into conservation programs that can act as scholarships for your land, rewarding you for practices that you may be already doing or considering. 2 pp.

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WFAN Legal Series

All are 2-pp. reference sheets, digital downloads only. Click the image to download a free PDF.

Iowa law on fences, boundary disputes, and liability for livestock. 2pp.

Nebraska law on fences, boundary disputes, and liability for livestock. 2pp.

Iowa drainage law, drainage districts, and drainage easements and contracts. 2pp.

Nebraska drainage law, drainage districts, and drainage easements and contracts. 2pp.

Iowa Farm Lease Law information with an emphasis on incentivizing and ensuring conservation. 2pp.

Nebraska Farm Lease Law information with an emphasis on incentivizing and ensuring conservation. 2pp.

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