Women landowners invited to workshop

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Sandra Renner, project associate, sandrar@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1009; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

FREMONT, NEBRASKA – Women who own or co-own more than 40 acres, may have inherited farmland, or are experiencing transition with farmland they own are invited to a workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Milady Coffeehouse, 105 E. Sixth St. in Fremont.

This “Empowering women through risk management,” workshop is designed for women non-operator landowners, and offers an opportunity for women to learn about areas of the operation that may be at risk, and how to address them.

“Women non-operator landowners face a variety of decisions and often rely on the advice of others,” said Sandra Renner, project associate at Center for Rural Affairs.

She said women who are feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions of farmland management will find this workshop especially helpful.

“Well-intended advice is not always in the best interest of managing the land or the landowner, so we’ve created this workshop for women to find answers and connect with resources while connecting with other women,” said Renner.

There is no cost to attend. Interested women are asked to register by Friday, Jan. 18. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions or come to listen.

To register, contact Vicky at vickye@cfra.org or 402.687.2100 ext. 1038. Visit cfra.org/events for more information.

This event is hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and made possible by funding from a USDA Risk Management Education grant.