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women caring for the land is an important series: nebraska, iowa

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to support women landowners making good decisions about stewardship.

Check out the series, particularly if you know a woman landowner who could use a sustainably minded posse.
Join us at an
upcoming WFAN event!

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Women Caring for the LandSM Meeting: Risk Management
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
United Methodist Church
509 4th St.
Silver Creek, NE
 
Women landowners in and around Merrick County, NE, are invited to a discussion of various risk management topics including working with tenants, leasing, fencing and drainage law, conservation and more. Free lunch provided. Come prepared to discuss your farm management concerns with other women landowners and get advice from expert resource people. In order for us to have the right amount of food and materials available, please RSVP by 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 to William Powers of the Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society. Click here to email him, or call him at 402-525-7794. This meeting is sponsored by WFAN in partnership with NSAS, USDA NRCS and Nebraska Farmers Union. Funding comes from the North Central Region Risk Management Education Center, under USDA-NIFA grant number 2010-49200-06200.
Thursday, Feb. 7
Women Caring for the LandSM Meeting: Risk Management
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Evangelical Covenant Church
208 West Pine
Ceresco, NE
Women landowners in and around Saunders County, NE, are invited to a discussion of various risk management topics including working with tenants, leasing, fencing and drainage law, conservation and more. Free lunch provided. Come prepared to discuss your farm management concerns with other women landowners and get advice from expert resource people. In order for us to have the right amount of food and materials available, please RSVP by 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 to William Powers of the Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society. Click here to email him, or call him at 402-525-7794. This meeting is sponsored by WFAN in partnership with NSAS, USDA NRCS and Nebraska Farmers Union. Funding comes from the North Central Region Risk Management Education Center, under USDA-NIFA grant number 2010-49200-06200.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Women Caring for the LandSM Meeting: Risk Management
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
401 Spruce St.
Albert City, IA
Women landowners in northwest Iowa are invited to a discussion of various risk management topics including working with tenants, leasing, fencing and drainage law, conservation and more. Free lunch provided. Come prepared to discuss your farm management concerns with other women landowners and get advice from expert resource people. In order for us to have the right amount of food and materials available, please RSVP by 4 p.m. on Feb. 11 to Colleen Schwanz, Buena Vista NRCS, 712-732-3096, ext. 3. This meeting is sponsored by WFAN in partnership with USDA NRCS and Iowa Farmers Union. Funding comes from the North Central Region Risk Management Education Center, under USDA-NIFA grant number 2010-49200-06200.
Friday, Feb. 15
Women Caring for the LandSM Professional Development Seminar
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wallace Building 4th Fl. Conference Room
502 E 9th St.
Des Moines, IA
WFAN is offering a professional development seminar to Iowa conservation professionals on improving outreach to women farmland owners. The training is based on WFAN’s successful Women Caring for the LandSM program, which has reached more than 500 women farmland owners since 2009 in seven upper Midwestern states with conservation and risk management information designed just for them. The training is free and will include a 90-page meeting facilitation guide and samples of print materials targeted to women farmland owners. Lunch is provided. Only 25 participants can be accommodated (you may work for an agency or a non-profit organization with a conservation focus). Please contact Leigh at 515-460-2477 or click here to email her to reserve your spot by Feb. 8. For more information about this WFAN program, visit our Women Caring for the Land website. Funding for this training is provided by Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.
Friday, March 1
A Conference for Women Landowners
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Best Western Holiday Lodge
Highway 18 and I-35 Exit 194
Clear Lake, IA
Join other women farmland owners from Iowa and Nebraska for this one-day conference designed especially for you! Workshops will cover topics including leasing, fencing and drainage law, how to work with a tenant, negotiating with wind developers, and maintaining healthy soil and water. Please pre-register! $15 before Feb. 24, $20 at the door. Lunch and materials provided. Contact Carol Schutte for information or to register; click here to email her, or call her at 641-357-3394.
A reception with appetizers will follow the workshop at 4:30 p.m.; a short play – “Look Who’s Knockin’” – will be offered at 5:30 p.m. with a community discussion afterward. Both post-conference events are open to the general public; a freewill donation is requested. This conference is sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network, funded by USDA-NIFA under award number 2010-49200-06200.

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