Women Caring for the Land - Missouri

Women, Food and Agriculture Network is reaching out to women farmland owners who live in metropolitan areas across the Midwest. If you live or own land in Missouri you're invited to participate in a Women Caring for the Land meeting this August. Have you purchased, or inherited your farmland or are you widowed and managing that land alone or with siblings? If you own more than 40 acres, with some in cropland, we invite you to have lunch with us to meet and talk with other women like you. Women from USDA agencies will be available to answer your questions about the environment and farming and share how they can help. The program, sponsored by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) is called Women Caring for the Land SM.

One past attendee states, “If I’d known it would be this much fun, I’d have asked my friend to come!”

If you know a woman friend or family member who might benefit from attending, please share this information.

*Registration links for all events at the bottom of this page.

Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland. We know you are interested in preserving Missouri’s soil and improving water quality. Nearly half the farmland in the Midwest is currently owned or co-owned by women; you can make a difference! Women Caring for the Land SM offers a peer-to-peer, informal discussion format to allow women landowners to talk about their farm management goals, facilitated by women conservationists. This response from one attendee is typical of our landowners’ experiences: “I came to learn what I can so I can contribute to conversations about the farm. If you don’t know, you don’t have a voice.”

Event Details

Registration includes a light meal at each meeting. Because of our unique discussion format, we limit attendance (sorry, no walk-ins).  We do ask for a $10 registration fee to secure your space and help defray food and venue expense; please respond by 4 p.m. Friday, August 16th.

Select your preferred meeting to register below.  Contact Carol 641-430-2540  carol@wfan.org with questions.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, August 19,  12:00-3:00 PM
    Boone County Extension, Columbia  
    Registration Link

  • Tuesday, August 20, 8:30-12:00 PM
    Runge Nature Center, Jefferson City
    Registration Link

  • Wednesday, August 21, 11:30-2:30 PM
    Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, Kansas City   
    Registration Link

  • Thursday, August 22, 9:00-12:00 PM
    Woodneath Library, Kansas City
    Registration Link