The Women, Food & Ag. Network is excited to announce that Women Landowner Days has moved ONLINE! In partnership with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we are now offering a free four-part online learning series from July-August 2020 for women who own or manage farmland in Black Hawk County and Polk County, Iowa and are interested in learning about profitable farming methods that can help improve water quality and soil health.
Women from outside Polk and Black Hawk counties are welcome to register, some of the material covered will be specifically catered to women in the watersheds in those counties.
The first meeting of this online series will study the advantages for you and your farmer when shifting to soil-improving farming methods. Led by Dr. Jean Eells and local conservationists, we will learn how to check soil health using common equipment and we will set personal study goals for the second meeting.
The second meeting features agronomist Sarah Carlson from Practical Farmers of Iowa. She will answer personal study questions and will help us understand the limitations and opportunities of equipment when using cover crops and no-till methods.
The third meeting covers the ins and outs of setting a fair rent as explained by Mollie Aronowitz of People’s Company.
The fourth meeting is led by lawyer Ed Cox, who will discuss leasing options and considerations for when passing on the land some day.
There is no pressure to adopt any new management style—we simply want to offer you the resources, knowledge, and tools to confidently manage your land. Having a better conversation with your tenant starts with having more information!
The meetings will be held from 1:00-2:30PM CT on Zoom, a virtual meeting platform. Participation in all four meetings is required for registration:
Polk County Learning Series
July 1 | July 22 | Aug 12 | Aug 19
Black Hawk County Learning Series
July 2 | July 23 | Aug 13 | Aug 20
To ensure a high-quality experience, we are capping participation at 20 per learning series, offered on a first-come first-served basis*! Please reserve your spot by registering by 8PM Tuesday, June 30th. Zoom access information will be sent within the registration confirmation email.
For any questions or additional information, contact Moselle at 563-223-3141 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you can join us!
*If you have already registered for Women Landowner Days, no need to re-register–you are already on the top of the list!
This program is funded in part by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, Lender. If you need special accommodation to participate, please contact Moselle using the information above.