Women Caring for the Land Workshop

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Women who own or manage farm or ranch land in Thurston and surrounding counties in Northeast Nebraska are invited to a Women Caring for the Land discussion about soil health, farm conservation options, and available resources. The free program takes place at the Pender Fire Hall in Pender, Neb.

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. Women conservation experts lead the discussion and 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.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear/attire as walking a short distance will be required for the field tour. The group will return to the Fire Hall 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.
All interested women are welcome to these discussions, including owners, operators and inheritors of farmland, regardless of their degree of knowledge regarding conservation.
Event Location Details:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pender Fire Hall
314 Maple St.
Pender, NE
To ensure enough food is provided, interested participants should  RSVP by Monday, June 8 to Virginia Meyer at the Center for Rural Affairs, 402.687.2100 or virginiam@cfra.org. For more information about this program, visit http://www.womencaringfortheland.org or call 641.430.2540.

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.