ILF Farmer Partners to Host Woman Landowner Meetings Oct. 10 and 29

Press Release Oct Mtngs

Photo: Angie Carter

Women, Food and Agriculture and the Raccoon River Watershed Association are co-sponsoring Woman Caring for the Land Meetings in the Raccoon River Watershed this fall.  Hosting the meetings are ILF farmer partners Chris Henning (Oct. 10) and Whiterock Conservancy (Oct. 29).

Women who own or manage farmland in Iowa’s Raccoon River watershed are invited to attend a free upcoming conservation discussion about soil health and the future of their farmland.

 

Saturday, October 10, 9a.m.-3p.m.

Milwaukee Railroad Depot

509 E. Lincoln Way

Jefferson, Iowa

• Includes lunch and visit to Chris Henning’s farm

Thursday, October 29, 9a.m.-3p.m.
Whiterock Conservancy

Burr Oak Shelter

1436 Highway 141

Coon Rapids, Iowa

• Includes lunch and tour around conservancy grounds

Those interested in participating should RSVP to Angie Carter at (515) 337-3908 or angiecarter@augustana.com.

Nearly half the farmland in Iowa is currently owned or co-owned by women. The Women Caring for the Land program offers a peer-to-peer, informal discussion format to allow women landowners to talk about their individual farm management goals, facilitated by women conservationists.

This response from one recent attendee is typical of our landowners’ experiences: “This has given me some understanding of what my husband talks about. I came to this meeting with no understanding – I am excited about the projects possible to protect the Iowa soil and feel this meeting has helped me in beginning to learn about farming.”

The meetings are co-sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture and the Raccoon River Watershed Association and are part of WFAN’s Women Caring for the Land program. The meetings are made possible by funding from ToyotaTogetherGreen by Audubon. For more information about this program, visit www.womencaringfortheland.org.

Liz Juchems

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