Women landowners invited to soil health talk

posted by Karla James - 

Women who own, co-own, or manage farmland are invited to a conservation discussion on Sept. 9, 2018, at the historic Florence Mill farmers market, 9102 N. 30th St., in Omaha from 10 a.m. to noon.

This “Women Caring for the Land” learning circle is designed for women non-operator landowners, and will focus on soil health, conservation practices, and programs available to landowners and their operators. Women who own more than 40 acres, may have inherited farmland, or are feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions of farmland management will find this learning circle especially helpful.

“Maintaining healthy soil is the key to unlocking your soil’s potential and increasing productivity over the long-term,” said Sandra Renner, project associate at Center for Rural Affairs. “Women landowners who attend this meeting will learn how to test their soil and uncover questions they should be asking their operators, while connecting with other women.”

There is no cost to attend or obligation to pursue a new management style. Interested women are asked to register by Sept. 5 in order to prepare materials. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions or come to listen, and stay to enjoy the farmers market after the learning circle.

To register, contact Sandra Renner at sandrar@cfra.org or 402.687.2100 ext. 1009. Visit cfra.org/events for more information.

This event is hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, Women Food and Ag Network, and made possible by funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Information provided by the Center for Rural Affairs.  

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