Are you a female landowner in Wabasha County (or nearby) looking to learn more about land conservation and connect with various local resources and other women landowners? You are
warmly invited to attend a Women Caring for the Land session on Friday, June 20 at the VFW in Zumbro Falls. Women Caring for the Land is an innovative program facilitated by the Women, Food
& Agriculture Network (WFAN) and Renewing the Countryside to support women landowners in learning about conservation practices and building local connections.
Women own an increasing percentage of Midwest farmland – up to 47% in some states. Women Caring for the Land offers a peer-to-peer, informal discussion format to allow women landowners to talk about your individual farm management goals, facilitated by women conservationists.
This workshop is free
for women to attend. The workshop starts at 8:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm and includes an informational morning session followed by lunch (provided) and a bus tour of area conservation practices in action, including a demonstration of soil testing. These simple tests will measure for soil structure and stability and infiltration. (We will walk a short distance into a field, so wear or bring appropriate clothing and footwear.)
Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland. You will learn at this meeting how to assess and improve the health of your soils through practices such as cover crops, no-till and strip-till, and other conservation practices. You will also learn about resource providers and funding available to help you reach your conservation goals.
The workshop will take place on:
Friday, June 20, 2014
8:30 am – 3:00 pm,
Zumbro Falls VFW, 390 Highway 60, Zumbro Falls, MN (in downtown Zumbro Falls)
Registration is required and space is limited. To register and for more information contact Devon
Ballinger at 507-353-0407 or email@example.com. Registration deadline is June 17, 2014.
This program is made possible with funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
We look forward to seeing you!