Women Caring for the Land Workshop

Monday, May 4, 2015

This FREE program focuses on conservation and land management for female landowners in Northeast Nebraska. All interested women are welcome to these discussions, including owners, operators, and inheritors of farmland, regardless of their degree of knowledge about conservation.

Women who own or manage farm or ranch land in Cedar and surrounding counties in Northeast Nebraska are invited to participate in a lively discussion about soil health, farm conservation options, and available resources. The free program takes place at St. James Marketplace, 89039 570th Ave, St. James, NE.  

Women Caring for the Land offers a peer-to-peer, informal discussion format to allow women landowners to talk about their individual land stewardship goals, facilitated by women conservation experts who can share resources available such as USDA conservation programs, state loans, and other tools. 
The meeting will begin with registration, coffee, and resource sharing at 8:30 a.m. A free lunch will be provided, and during an afternoon field tour participants will travel to a nearby location to observe soil characteristics and conservation practices. The tests will measure for soil structure and stability and infiltration.
Wear appropriate clothing and footwear/attire as walking a short distance will be required for the field tour. The group will return to the Marketplace for dessert and wrap-up, with the meeting ending by 3 p.m.
Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for farmland. Women landowners who attend this meeting will learn to assess and improve the health of their soils through cover crops, no-till and strip-till, and other conservation practices.
To ensure enough food is provided, interested participants should RSVP by May 1 to Virginia Meyer - 402.687.2100 or virginiam@cfra.org.

This session of Women Caring for the Land is sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs in partnership with the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The series is funded by a grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant Program.