Women's Farm Tour Set for June 1

Women who own or manage farmland are invited to a farm tour and learning circle on conservation practices and reducing risk, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs.

The event is set for Friday, June 1, at 3:30 p.m., at O’Keefe Grasslands Ranch, 14215 Highway 75, Blair, Nebraska.

Participants have an opportunity to tour grazing lands for a grass-fed beef operation, pollinator habitat, and buffer strips.

“We will learn how the operator and non-operator work together on the ranch, how conservation practices are applied, and women can complete a pollinator habitat assessment for their own operations,” said Sandra Renner, project specialist for the Center for Rural Affairs. “Women non-operator landowners who own more than 40 acres, may have inherited farmland, or who are feeling overwhelmed with the decisions of farmland management will find this event especially helpful.”

In addition, attendees have an opportunity to join a learning circle-style discussion on conservation and stewardship, family and other land transitions, multi-generational management structures, and long-term business goals.

“We encourage women landowners to come with their questions and learn from others in the learning circle,” Renner said. "Experts will also be on hand to participate in the conversation.”

This a free event, and registration is required by May 30. Contact Sandra Renner at sandrar@cfra.org for more information.

This tour and learning circle is made possible by funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Extension Risk Management grant.

information provided by the Center for Rural Affairs.  




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