Posts tagged FSA
Women, Land and Legacy State Team Member Recognized for USDA Outreach Work

On April 9th Women, Land & Legacy State Team member Wendi Denham was awarded the USDA Equal Employment Opportunity/Civil Rights Individual Achievement Award during the Diversity Day presentation in April. According to State FSA Executive Director Amanda De Jong USDA agencies look for employees that have conducted activities, such as cultural awareness, outreach to the underserved and civil rights participation.

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How I Lead: Patty Edelburg Elected Vice President of National Farmers Union

In a short conversation with Patty Edelburg it is easy to tell that she is a dynamic leader with a long-term vision. She’s a leader in food and agriculture and has served in a variety of roles in Wisconsin Farmers Union and USDA FSA. Now, she will bring her range of skills and knowledge to the National Farmers Union as Vice President. She was elected this March at the National Farmers Union Convention in Kansas City.

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Carolyn Van Meter Navigates Land Transition, Financial and Familial Relationships

Carolyn grew up on a farm in west central Iowa, deeply aware from the beginning how a farmer’s livelihood is dependent on weather, the market, your health, and relationships with your neighbors and family. Now, at age 61, she has owned Iowa farmland for five years and is starting to see her classmates and friends begin to inherit and buy into family farms, too.

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All in the Family: Kentucky Mother Shares Passion for Land with Daughters

Donna Solly’s grandparents were not big farmers. They worked very hard to purchase the land Donna grew up on in Princeton, Kentucky. From a young age, Donna learned the importance of hard work and showing pride in your land through maintenance and conservation. The land provided the majority of the food her grandparents ate.

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Choosing Your CRP Journey Helps Women Landowners Navigate Programs

“Many women landowners have strong conservation values, but they aren’t participating in conservation programs in the numbers that they should,” said Carol Schutte, WFAN’s Women Caring for the Land coordinator. “By creating a brochure specific to women landowners the Women Caring for the Land program hopes to increase the knowledge and awareness of CRP among women landowners.”

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