Women's Learning Circle series wraps up in Lincoln

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Contact: Kirstin Bailey, project organizer, kirstinb@cfra.org, 402.367.8989; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Lincoln, Nebraska - Women farmers are invited to attend the Women’s Learning Circle: Cooperatives, the power of collaboration, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

This free event, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and Cottonwood Bistro, will be held at Cottonwood Bistro, 440 S 11th St., Lincoln, Nebraska, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Learning circles are peer group sessions that consider participants the experts on their own production, farmland, and conservation needs. Information, experience, and resources are shared at each circle, allowing women to implement what they’ve learned into their own farm business or operation.

“Women are connecting with one another in a supportive environment,” said Kirstin Bailey, project organizer at Center for Rural Affairs. “The learning circles have helped create a network that women can turn to for resources.”

Aspiring, beginning, experienced, and retired women farmers who would like to share from their own experiences, as well as learn from other women farmers, are welcome to attend.

“For all women farmers who would like to know more about how cooperatives work, the benefits of banding together, and the opportunities out there for cooperatives, this is the event for you,” Bailey said.

The guest speaker will be Elaine Cranford, Cooperative Business Development Specialist at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Cranford provides technical assistance to cooperatives, groups, and beginning farmers and ranchers.

The learning circle will be concluded with refreshments, questions, and networking.

For more information, visit www.cfra.org/events, or contact Kirstin Bailey at kirstinb@cfra.org, or 402.367.8989.