Women who own or manage land are invited to conversation: Registration deadline for ‘Caring for Our Land’ is Aug. 17

Release Date: 

08/09/2017

Contact(s): 

Kathie Starkweather, Farm and Community program director, kathies@cfra.org, 402.617.7946; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Omaha, Nebraska - Women who share in the ownership of farmland, have inherited land, or lease their land to tenant farmers are invited to ‘Caring for Our Land: Conservation Conversations’ on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and the Women, Food, and Agricultural Network, will include a light lunch, networking, and sharing. The conversation will be held at Metro Community College, Fort Dodge Campus, 5370 North 30th St., Omaha.

“Much has changed in how we think about and manage the land,” Starkweather said. “Conservation practices have been modified or replaced with more holistic and nurturing options that improve and sustain the soil and other natural resources on a single farm, while also positively impacting the community and entire watershed.”

The conversation will include the benefits of conservation. Women from agricultural and conservation agencies will join in the discussion.

The cost is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 17 at www.cfra.org/CaringForOurLand or by contacting Starkweather at 402.617.7946 or kathies@cfra.org. Attendance is limited.

The event is sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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