Five-class conservation series set for women landowners

Release Date: 

01/19/2017

Contact(s): 

Becky Keim, project organizer, beckyk@cfra.org, 402.269.8170
or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Event update: Due to predicted inclement weather, the first session on Wednesday, Jan. 25 has been canceled. Please join us beginning Feb. 15.

Ord, Neb. - Conservation Workshop for Women Farmers and Landowners, a free workshop series presented by Center for Rural Affairs, will assist women farmers, landowners and land managers in effectively adapting to a changing climate.

In an environment with increased heavy precipitation events, a changing growing season, and temperature fluctuations, farmers are seeking to improve the efficacy of existing conservation tools.

The five-class series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the fire hall in Ord, Neb., with additional classes on Feb. 15 and 22, March 15 and April 12. Each session will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Participants will receive individual consultation from climate change, conservation and cropping systems experts. They will have access to location-specific climate projections to create or update conservation plans.

“In addition to presentations, the classes will include financial opportunity discussions to make implementation of certain conservation practices easier and more affordable,” said Becky Keim, Center for Rural Affairs project organizer.

The workshops will also feature field tours to local farms. Participants should attend all five sessions, as each class provides different information and builds on the previous session.

For information or to register, please contact Keim at beckyk@cfra.org or 402.269.8170.

Conservation Workshops for Women Farmers & Landowners is made possible with funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.

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