Posts tagged conservation
USDA Diversity Day Highlights Women Ag. Outreach Groups, Recognizes Emmet/Palo Alto Women, Land & Legacy

In March I presented at the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) annual Diversity Day meeting, which this year highlighted women’s agricultural outreach groups (March was also Women’s History Month). Speaking to nearly 800 NRCS employees, my goal was to emphasize the immense positive impact Women, Land & Legacy and WFAN programs are having on Iowa’s women and, in effect, Iowa farmland.

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Women Landowners Attend 200th Conservation Meeting

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network’s Women Caring for the Land program recently held its’ 200th meeting. More than 3,200 women have attended a Women Caring for the Land meeting. The peer-to-peer meetings intend to bridge the gap in conservation knowledge and implementation for women landowners. Women now own or co-own close to 50% of the farmland in the US.

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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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How I Lead: Landra Reece Explores Conservation, Policy as High School Student

Landra Reece is a go-getter in every sense of the word. As a 17-year-old woman living in Boone, Iowa, she is intensely involved in activities like soccer, rugby, 4-H, and FFA. Her passions are conservation and agriculture, with a focus on wetland restoration and protection, and she’s not waiting for college to dive deep into the field. In this interview she shares her tips for learning and inspires us with her passion.

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