The Center for Rural Affairs works to support women who are aspiring, beginning, and already farming through a variety of program partnerships, workshops, and resources.
We partner with the Women, Food, and Agriculture Network. They developed the Women Caring for the Land program to help women farmers and non-operator landowners who are interested in learning more about conservation. The program is successful, popular, and in increasing demand among both women landowners and agency partners such as the National Resources Conservation Service and Departments of Natural Resources.
This partnership allows us to bring the workshops to Nebraska. They are conducted in a “learning circle” style allowing women to meet and learn as much as they can from one another. They also hear from local soil and conservation experts in this one-day workshop.
Through this work, you can:
- Find a Women Caring for the Land workshop near you.
- Learn more about the Women, Food, and Agriculture Network.
- Discover more about the Women Caring for the Land program.
- Find highlights from the Women Food & Ag Network Annual Conference.
- Find resources for a woman-owned, value-added agriculture project.
- Learn about the Center for Rural Affairs' REAP Women’s Business Center, a center without walls that assists women entrepreneurs with a full line of online training.
Watch the Drake Agricultural Law Center video, Women Landowners: Land Management and Conservation Conversations below.
For more information, contact Sandra Renner, firstname.lastname@example.org.