Women who own or manage farmland, especially those in the eastern Iowa Indian Creek Watershed, are invited to participate in a free, on-line conservation meeting focused on soil health on March 3rd from 9:00-11:00 a.m. CT. This meeting is part of Women Caring for the Land, a program coordinated by the Women, Food & Agriculture Network, and is co-sponsored through the Indian Creek Watershed Management Authority.
Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland and for water quality. Women landowners who attend this meeting will learn to assess and improve the health of their soils and water through practices such as the use of cover crops and other conservation initiatives. There is no pressure to adopt any new management style – we simply want to offer you the resources, knowledge, and tools to confidently manage your land. Having a better conversation with your tenant or family members starts with having more information! This meeting will include brief presentations by resource professionals, a panel of landowner women discussing conservation practices on their farms and working with their tenants, and break-out rooms for participants to meet one another.
The meeting will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. CT on Wednesday, March 3rd via Zoom, an on-line meeting platform. The meeting is free but does require pre-registration. Please register using this on-line link: http://www.indiancreekwma.org/
Once you register you will receive an e-mail confirmation with the link needed to join us by Zoom on the day of the meeting. Questions can be directed to Wren Almitra, [email protected]. If you know of a friend or family member who might benefit from attending, please share this information with her.
For over a decade the Women, Food & Agriculture Network has organized fun and informative meetings for women landowners. We aim to provide women with the information, connections and encouragements they need through informal, peer-to-peer discussions, facilitated by resource professionals. We work with landowners to discuss their land management goals and how they can take care of their land.