Women Caring For the Land Workshop and Farm Tour set for September 5 in North Dakota

Release Date: 



Kim Preston, kimp@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1008

or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

Lyons, NE - Women who own or manage farmland in North Dakota are invited to participate in a Women Caring for the Land discussion about farming conservation options and available resources.  The free meeting will take place at the Karl Limvere Memorial Classroom at FARRMS in Medina, 301 5th Ave. SE, Medina, North Dakota. Following the discussion, a farm tour is scheduled at a nearby location. 

“Women landowners now own approximately one third of Midwest and Great Plains farm and ranch land, even more in many parts of North Dakota and they often want to do more to conserve their land and resources,” said Kathie Starkweather with the Center for Rural Affairs. “ However, many are unsure exactly how to reach their conservation goals and what resources are available to help them. Women Caring for the Land can help.”

According to Starkweather, 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, facilitated by women conservation experts who can share resources available such as USDA cost-share programs, state loans, and other tools.

Starkweather also pointed out that all interested women are welcome to these discussions, including owners, operators and inheritors of farmland, regardless of their degree of knowledge regarding conservation. Conservation topics will include cover crops, pasture management, prairie plantings and more. 

A free lunch will be provided to workshop participants at noon.

Event Location Details:

Thursday, September 5, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Karl Limvere Memorial Classroom at FARRMS is located at
301 5th Ave. SE, MedinaND.
A farm tour is scheduled for the afternoon (location to be announced). 

Please RSVP to Kim Preston at kimp@cfra.org or 402-687-2103, ext 1008.

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.