Women landowner workshops postponed to Feb. 15

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Becky Keim, project organizer, beckyk@cfra.org, 402.269.8170;
Glen Ready, policy program assistant, glenr@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1011;
or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Ord, Neb. - Two workshops for women farmers, landowners and land managers have been postponed to Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Ord. The workshops are presented by the Center for Rural Affairs.

Events were previously planned for Wednesday, Jan. 25, and postponed due to predicted inclement weather in the Ord area.

The Feb. 15 Conservation Workshop for Women Farmers & Landowners will start at 9 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. A workshop on Whole Farm Revenue Protection will be from 2 to 5 p.m. A free lunch will be provided for all workshop participants from 1 to 2 p.m., with light refreshments provided in the morning and afternoon.   

Conservation Workshop for Women Farmers & Landowners is the first of a four-class series (previously five-class series) that focuses on how to effectively adapt to a changing climate in an environment with increased heavy precipitation events, a changing growing season, and temperature fluctuations. The session on Feb. 15 will include information planned for Jan. 25.

“Participants will receive individual consultation from conservation and climate change experts and use location-specific climate projections to create or update their existing conservation plans,” said Becky Keim, Center for Rural Affairs project organizer. “The presentations will also include discussions of financial opportunities to make implementation of such practices easier and more affordable.”

The series includes field tours to local farms and presentations by experts in Nebraska cropping systems, conservation and climate change. Participants should attend all four, as each class provides different information and builds on the previous session. Additional dates are Feb. 22, March 15 and April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free lunch provided.

The afternoon workshop on Whole Farm Revenue Protection is also at the Ord Fire Hall. Whole Farm Revenue Protection is a new form of crop insurance that is offered in every county and rewards on-farm diversity.

“Instead of relying on policies for specific crops, producers can insure the revenue for several crops at once. It’s a great opportunity for farmers who before have struggled to find a crop insurance product that fits their operation,” said Glen Ready, Center for Rural Affairs policy program assistant. “In this workshop, we will discuss what Whole Farm Revenue Protection can do for you and details on how to apply.”

Whole Farm Revenue Protection workshops will also be presented on Feb. 9 in Tekamah, Feb. 16 in Lincoln, and Feb. 22 in Norfolk.

For information or to register for Conservation Workshops for Women Farmers & Landowners, please contact Becky Keim at beckyk@cfra.org or 402.269.8170. For information or to register for the afternoon workshop on Whole Farm Revenue Protection, please visit cfra.org/events/wfrp.

Conservation Workshops for Women Farmers & Landowners is made possible with funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. The Whole Farm Revenue Protection session is sponsored by the USDA's Risk Management Agency.

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