Looking for some great events to attend this summer? Women, Land & Legacy has many awesome opportunities for women in agriculture all across the state! Don’t see your county listed? Check out our map and list of participating counties here. Want to see Women, Land & Legacy in your county? Contact us to learn more!
Des Moines/Louisa WLL – High Tunnel Field Tour
June 4th, West Burlington
Des Moines/Louisa Women, Land & Legacy will partner with NRCS and ISU Extension for a high tunnel field tour from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The Homestead 1839, 703 W. Agency in West Burlington. For more details contact Drew, 319-753-6221 or Morgan, 319-671-7165.
SW WLL – Food, Fun & Fruit Trees
June 7th, Shenandoah
The SW Women, Land & Legacy team (Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page counties) will host a dinner at The Sanctuary and a tour of Earl May nursery. RSVP by June 1st: 712-374-2351 or 712-542-5171. More at www.facebook.com/womenlandandlegacywgg/.
Mahaska/Marion WLL – Why I Farm
June 18th, Pella
Mahaska/Marion Women, Land & Legacy will hold an event, “Why I Farm,” at Central College in Pella. 6:30-8:00, doors open at 6:00 p.m. Listen to Natalina Sents talk about her road trip across the U.S. documenting farm stories and traditions. RSVP by calling Wendi, 641-673-3476, x2 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Free with refreshments provided.
Tama WLL – Adolphs Produce Tour
June 19th, Traer
Join Tama WLL for a summer garden tour at Adolphs Produce, 2919 140th St. in Traer. Dessert and registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the event starting at 7:00 p.m. Ken and Carolyn Adolph have a diversified farming operation of fruit, vegetables, flowers and more and have been farming for 38 years. RSVP by June 18th by calling/e-mailing Mel Bro, 641-484-2702 x305 or email@example.com.
Iowa WLL – Iowa Women Landowner’s Conference
June 21st, Brooklyn
Join Iowa County Women, Land & Legacy for their 6th annual IA Women’s Landowners Conference. ISU president Wendy Wintersteen will be the keynote speaker. Topics covered will include the 2018 tax law changes, estate planning, and more. 7:30 – 3:30 at Michael J. Manatt Community Center in Brookly. RSVP by June 15th at www.iowalandsales.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. $30 fee includes all meals and materials.
Buena Vista/Pocahontas WLL
June 22nd, Pocahontas
Buena Vista/Pocahontas Women, Land & Legacy will host ISU beef specialist Beth Doran at Pocahontas ISU Extension & Outreach, 305 N. Main St., Pocahontas. RSVP 712-335-3103 or email@example.com.
Dubuque WLL – Perfect Storm Brewing in Farm Transitioning
June 26th, Farley
Dubuque Women, Land & Legacy will feature Steven Bohr presenting “Perfect Storm Brewing in Farm Transitioning” from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Farley Memorial Hall in Farley. Steve has 25 years in the financial services field and founded Farm Financial Strategies, a program to offer strategies to preserve the family farm. RSVP at 563-876-3418 x3 and ask for Colleen or Stacy or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calhoun WLL – Operating After Loss and Cash Rent
July 19th, Lake City
Calhoun Women Land and Legacy will hold an event on July 19th at 5:45 pm in Lake City, at the Lake City Library. Michele Maguire Beck will be speaking about how her life has changed after losing her husband at a young age. She has continued to manage their large cattle herd in southern Iowa even though she was born and raised a town girl. United Bank of Iowa will also be presenting on “Cash Rent: What Side of the Fence are You on?” They will speak on how different perspectives of cash rent can effect what the actual price is that works for you. RSVP to Mary Roberts at 712-297-7528 by July 13th.
Clayton WLL – Winery Tour and Wine Tasting
August 27th, Guttenberg
Clayton Women, Land & Legacy will have a tour, tasting and gathering at Promiseland Winery near Guttenberg. Two tours: 5:30 and 6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:00 p.m. More details to come!
Buchanan WLL – Listening Sessions
August 28th, Independence
Join the Buchanan Women, Land & Legacy team as they kick-off with their first event, two Listening Sessions. These sessions are an opportunity for women landowners, producers and others who care about the land to share their connections, interests and needs. Educational events will follow in the coming years based on the information shared by the participants at the Listening Sessions. This is a unique opportunity for you to connect and engage with other women in agriculture in Buchanan County and have a say in what programs are provided in the future.