Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) is a USDA education and outreach program (coordinated through the Women, Food & Agriculture Network) that has impacted thousands of Iowa women in agriculture. Working locally in counties throughout the state WLL empowers women landowners and farmers to be agents of positive change in their communities through active participation, educational sessions and networking opportunities.
WLL provides participants opportunities to inform agencies what their needs are and bridges partnerships between government, non-profit organizations, faith based and community groups. These partners provide local, relevant information, speakers, and resources to local women so they can make the best farming and conservation choices for their land. All of the local work is facilitated through a core group, called the “local team”, which is made up of members of these partner groups as well as women landowners and farmers. Women, Land & Legacy is a bottom-up, locally led program.
For a map and a list of our local teams, click here.
Networks of confident women sharing knowledge to create a legacy of stewardship.
Listening to women to connect them with resources for making informed decisions for their land and communities.
To develop local networks of agricultural women who will decide what programs, projects, and information they need to assist them in their farming and conservation decision making.
For women to inform agencies and organizations of their needs and what the agencies and organizations can do to help meet those needs.
Read more about this program and its impact under Findings & Reports.
Download the Women, Land & Legacy brochure.