WFAN Publications

Women Caring for the Land Conservation Series

Women Caring for the Land: Improving Conservation Outreach to Female Non-Operator Farmland Owners

CoverImageManual for conservation professionals and community groups to improve outreach on conservation to female landowners — especially those who don’t actively farm the land they own. Includes rationale, methodology and how-to, including 12 demonstration activities developed by conservation professionals. 104 pp., soft cover, spiral-bound.

Click here to download a free PDF, or click here to order a print copy for $35 (plus $5 shipping and handling).

Resources that go with the guide:
Activity 2: Crop residue photos (ZIP file)
Activity 3: Raindrop photo (JPG)
Activity 4: Set of labeled photos (PDF)
Activity 12: Set of photos (PDF)

The Overlooked Landowner: A Review of Research on Women Farmland Owners in the US
CoverThis white paper, researched and written by Jean Eells, PhD, and Jessica Soulis, examines the extent to which women farmland owners are represented in conservation outreach and research across the US, with conclusions and implications for further research. 9 pp. Click here to download a free PDF.
Evaluation Summary of WCL Soil Health Meetings: 2013 - 2015
WFAN held 61 Women Caring for the Land meetings between 2013 and 2015. This evaluation summary, prepared by Dr. Jean Eells of E Resources Group, provides data on the attendees, and their likelihood of taking conservation action on their land after attending a meeting. 2 pp. Click here to download a free PDF.
Choosing Your CRP Journey
This brochure help women landowners navigate CRP programs. It includes a list of CRP programs, explores benefits, the process, and frequently asked questions. 11 pp. Click here to download a free PDF.
Hold on to Your Roots
This brochure contains more information 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. Click here to download a free PDF, or click here to order a print copy for $3 each.
Talk to Your Tenant
Learn more about how to speak with your tenant about conservation and cover crops, and read about a first-hand account of implementing cover crops in a lease arrangement. 2 pp.

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The Wet Spot in the Field
CoverUnlock the hidden potential within the wet spots on your land, by turning them into productive wetlands. Wetlands can reduce soil erosion, offer flood control, provide habitat for wildlife migration, and improve water quality. You can even be paid to maintain wetlands on your land. 2 pp.

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Wildlife on Your Land
Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 10.31.46 AM-largeThis guide has information on creating and protecting habitat for desirable wildlife, as well as managing hunting on your farm land. 8 pp.

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Meet Your Closest Neighbors
Neighbors are important. But you may not know your closest neighbors — the millions of creatures that make up the community in your soil. 2 pp.

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

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Treat Your Soil Like Family
CoverCrops Final-2This brochure teaches you how to treat your soil like family: protecting it with cover crops.

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Does Your Land Deserve a Scholarship?
Farm Bill brochure 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 (click for free PDF downloads)

Iowa Fence Law
Iowa law on fences, boundary disputes, and liability for livestock. 2pp.
Nebraska Fence Law
Nebraska law on fences, boundary disputes, and liability for livestock. 2pp.
Iowa Drainage Law
Iowa drainage law, drainage districts, and drainage easements and contracts. 2pp.
Nebraska Drainage Law
Nebraska drainage law, drainage districts, and drainage easements and contracts. 2pp.
Iowa Leasing Law
Iowa Farm Lease Law, information with an emphasis on incentivizing and ensuring conservation. 2pp.
Nebraska Leasing Law
Nebraska Farm Lease Lawinformation with an emphasis on incentivizing and ensuring conservation. 2pp.

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