The Rural Women’s Project, a project of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), is proud to partner with the WFAN to collaboratively bring the Women Caring for the Land℠ program to Wisconsin. These free workshops support women landowners in learning about land conservation and connecting with various state agencies for program and local resource information. Read more about the program from MOSES’ Organic Broadcaster newsletter or on Rootstock.

Thanks to a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) in partnership with NRCS, the Women Caring for the Land (WCL) program will be offered in Wisconsin through 2016. 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. The same material will be covered at each workshop; please attend the one closest to you which fits your schedule. All workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include lunch and a bus tour of area conservation practices.

2015 Women Caring for the Land Meeting Schedule:

May, 2015 workshops facilitated by the MOSES Rural Women’s project. Any questions, please contact Lisa Kivirist, MOSES Rural Women’s Project Coordinator; lisa@innserendipity.com.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – EauClaire/Altoona
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: NRCS office, 1304 North Hillcrest Pkwy Altoona, WI 54720
RSVP to MOSES at 715-778-577 or register online

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – Medford
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: USDA Service Center, 925 Donald Street, Meeting Room #2, Medford WI 54451
RSVP to MOSES at 715-778-577 or register online

Thursday, May 7, 2015 – Marshfield
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: Technology Transfer Room, MARS-South (Marshfield Research Station-South), USDA Agricultural Research Service, 2611 Yellowstone Drive, Marshfield WI 54449
RSVP to MOSES at 715-778-577 or register online

Other Women Caring for the Land workshops in Wisconsin:

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – Richland Center
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: Richland Community Center, 1050 N Orange St, Richland Center, WI
RSVP by noon on Friday, May 29th to Deb Jakubek at 715.590.2130 or djakubek@wisconsinfarmersunion.com

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – Verona
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, WI 53593
RSVP to: Mindy at 608-224-3718

Thursday, September 10, 2015 – Appleton
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance Offices, 1000 N. Ballard Road, in the FREEA Building (formerly Monte Alverno Retreat Center)
RSVP to Amy at the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (920)858-3982, Or register online www.fwwa.org

 

 

Thanks to our Wisconsin partners:

Driftless Area Land Conservancy
USDA Farm Service Agency Wisconsin
Kickapoo Grazing Initiative
Mississippi Valley Conservancy
Valley Stewardship Network
Wisconsin Farmers Union
Southwest Badger Resource Conservation and Development Council
Organic Valley Family of Farms 

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If you have any questions on Women Caring for the Land in Wisconsin or would like to be kept informed on future workshops, please contact Lisa Kivirist, MOSES Rural Women’s Project Coordinator; lisa@innserendipity.com