Women Caring for the Land:
Free Conservation Discussion and Field Tour
The meeting will be held Thursday, June 4 at the Nine Star Connect, 2243 East Main Street, Greenville, IN 46140. The meeting starts at 9:00 am with registration starting at 8:30. We will provide a continental breakfast, lunch and an optional afternoon field tour which will allow participants to view farmland conservation practices in the area. The program will end at Nine Star Connect with wrap-up and refreshments at 3 pm.
Estimates indicate that women now own or co-own nearly half the farmland in the Midwestern Corn Belt and are increasingly managing farmland on their own as they inherit it from their spouses or parents. Many women wonder whether they are doing all they can to improve soil and water quality while maintaining high agricultural productivity. In this workshop, we’ll discuss individual land stewardship goals, some basic principles of healthy soil and share information with one another. Women conservationists will help facilitate the discussion and share resources that can help you reach your conservation goals, such as USDA cost-share programs and other tools.
The afternoon field tour will be focused on soil health practices. We will not be straying far from the road, but please bring sturdy shoes and sun protection. We will provide bus transportation for the tour.
Space is limited for this unique opportunity so please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 1 to Cindy Newkirk, Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (317) 462-2283, extension 3. If you need accommodation please notify us when you RSVP. And feel free to bring a friend or family member, just let us know when you RSVP!
This session of Women Caring for the LandSM is sponsored by American Farmland Trust in partnership with the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, and the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District. Staff from these organizations as well as USDA NRCS will be on hand to answer your questions. More information can be found at: http://womencaringfortheland.org/indiana/
We promise to make it a fun and interesting day, and hope you can join us!