Iowa’s Conservation Partnership Day Includes WFAN Programs

Iowa’s Conservation Partnership Day Includes WFAN Programs

WFAN collaborator Jean Eells represented the Women Caring for the Land program at Iowa’s Conservation Partnership Day at the Iowa Capitol on January 17. Susan Kozak, Mines and Minerals Bureau Chief of IDALS Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality represented Women, Land and Legacy. This was the first time the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Women Caring… Continue Reading

Is Your Farmer Listening to You?

Is Your Farmer Listening to You?

by Carol Schutte WFAN Program Assistant At a recent Women Caring for the Land meeting in Missouri, Barb shared her history with farming. She grew up on a farm and her father had what she thinks were good conservation practices. She then inherited a very poorly treated farm from her uncle. Barb is now trying… Continue Reading

Women Caring for the Land Expands Eastward

Women Caring for the Land Expands Eastward

WFAN’s Women Caring for the Land conservation outreach method for women farmland owners began with a pilot project in Iowa in 2009. Since then it has expanded to hold meetings in 12 states — most recently, western New York state. In partnership with American Farmland Trust and Cornell (University) Cooperative Extension, women landowners gathered June… Continue Reading

WFAN Offers Legacy Planning Meetings in Iowa and Minnesota

WFAN Offers Legacy Planning Meetings in Iowa and Minnesota

We often hear from women landowners at our Women Caring for the Land conservation meetings that they are concerned about how to make sure the conservation practices they are using are passed on to the next generation. To meet this need, WFAN is piloting a new series of meetings in 2016 in Iowa and Minnesota,… Continue Reading

WCL Helps Resource Pros Reach Women Landowners

WCL Helps Resource Pros Reach Women Landowners

The Women Caring for the Land program continues to impress resource professionals whose job it is to get up-to-date conservation information into the hands of landowners – in this case, non-operator female landowners. Since its inception in 2009, more than 2,000 women have attended at least one WCL meeting in eight upper Midwestern states. Sarah… Continue Reading

Women Attending WCL Meetings Are Taking Conservation Action!

Women Attending WCL Meetings Are Taking Conservation Action!

Women, Food and Agriculture Network has hosted 61 Women Caring for the Land meetings on the topic of soil health between 2013 and 2015, in seven Midwest states (NE, MN, IA, WI, MO, IL and IN). A USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant funded 40 of these meetings, the Iowa Department of Land Stewardship, Division of Soil… Continue Reading

Walking the Path Together, When It Matters Most

Walking the Path Together, When It Matters Most

by Leigh Adcock Women farmers often say that they owe their success to meeting just the right person at just the right time. Mairi Doerr and Hannah Bernhardt are Minnesota farmers who are helping each other meet two very different goals. Hannah is a beginning farmer. She grew up on a conventional grain farm in… Continue Reading

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