Women, Food and Agriculture Network is offering a pre-conference workshop, Transitioning Your Land, for women landowners November 1, 2018 at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines from 1-5 p.m. with an informal social discussion time following. Our annual conference is November 2 and 3rd at the Downtown Holiday Inn (see http://www.wfan.org/2018-wfan-annual-conference/ for conference information.) This Transitioning your Land workshop is open to conference registrants as well as other interested women.
Transitioning farmland is fraught with stress and details and unknowns. We hear this concern over and over again at our Women Caring for the Land meetings. But it can also present an opportunity to pass on a valuable legacy to loved ones, valued organizations, or maybe even a young family. We will offer insight into legal aspects, opportunities for sustaining conservation on your land, and resource people and agencies that can help with your decision making.
Space will be limited to 20 attendees.
The pre-conference workshop for women landowners on November 1, 2018, at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines from 1-5 p.m. with an informal social discussion time following. Stepping Into Action: 2018 WFAN Annual Conference is November 2-3rd at the Downtown Holiday Inn. More details on our conference can be found here.
This Transitioning your Land workshop is open to conference registrants as well as other interested women. Registration is $60 and space will be limited to 20 attendees. Please register by Monday, October 29 at 5 pm at our conference registration page.
* Once you reach the conference registration homepage select Thursday (Nov. 1st) pre-conference workshop – Transitioning Your Land. You do not have to register for the full conference to attend this workshop.
Our presenters for this event are:
Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT): Suzan Erem, Executive Director and co-founder of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust, started in 2015. Suzan will be sharing the story of how Iowa’s agricultural land trust has helped pass affordable farmland on to the next generation of nature-friendly food farmers.
Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI): Sally Worley, Executive Director. Fifty-six percent of Iowa Farmland is owned by people over age 65. The future of farming is up to us. Practical Farmers is here to share positive stories and resources to help with great farm transition that is currently underway.
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF): Anita O’Gara, Vice-President.
This statewide nonprofit works for Iowa’s land, water and wildlife, and helps landowners and their advisors learn about the full range of options for permanent land protection. INHF will share information about conservation easements, plus ways to sell or donate land to entities with a conservation mission.
Jennifer Zahradnik: Kollmorgen, Schlue & Zahradnik, P.C. – Belle Plaine, IA, Jennifer graduated from Iowa State with her BS in Animal Science in 2000. Three years later, she earned her JD from Drake Law School. She also holds a certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake Law School. Jennifer will share important basic points to consider when transitioning land.
THANK YOU to these presenters!
Our speakers not only donated their time, but are also sponsoring the informal social at 5 p.m., to further discuss specific ways they may be able to help with individual questions.