Women who own or manage land are invited to conversations in Omaha and Council Bluffs

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Kathie Starkweather, Farm and Community program director, kathies@cfra.org, 402.617.5349; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Omaha, Neb. - Women who share in the ownership of farmland, have inherited land, or lease their land to tenant farmers are invited to three “Women Caring for the Land” conversations on soil health in Omaha and Council Bluffs.

Hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and the Women, Food, and Agriculture Network, the workshops will include a light meal, networking, and sharing.

Dates and locations are:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. OR 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Bayliss Hall, 530 First Ave., in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Big Muddy Urban Farm, 3215 California St., in Omaha, Nebraska

“Much has changed in how we think about and manage the land,” said Kathie Starkweather, Center for Rural Affairs Farm and Community program director. “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 positively impacting the community and entire watershed.”

Women from agricultural and conservation agencies will join in the discussion to provide connections to resources.

Preregistration for both sessions is required by March 14. To attend in Omaha, contact Starkweather, kathies@cfra.org or 402.617.5349. To attend in Council Bluffs, contact Carol Schutte,carol@wfan.org or 641.430.2540.

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