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Summer WLL Events Bring Many Opportunities to Learn and Network

Check out highlights of some of the recent events our teams have put on for women in their counties this summer. Mahaska/Marion WLL hosted a “Why I Farm” event in June with guest speaker Natalina Sents who traveled over 100,00 … Continue reading

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Soil Health Tips from the USDA, Talking to Your Tenant and Cover Crops

Talking with your tenant about soil health can be an intimidating or complicated thing, but starting with some basic questions can easily help get the conversation going. This article highlights 5 talking points you as a landowner should ask your … Continue reading

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Article Highlights Importance of Women Landowners and Supporting Programs

Women landowners are more often than not an under-acknowledged and undervalued part of our agriculture system. A recent article by Civil Eats entitled “Once on the Sidelines of Farming, Women Landowners Find Their Voice”, highlights the need for continued outreach and … Continue reading

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USDA Highlights Soil Health Principals

Soil health is an ongoing process and there is almost always more that can be done to improve it so your crops grow healthy, your water stays clean and clear, and your soil stays put. It can be daunting to … Continue reading

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Women, Land & Legacy News

Enjoy the latest news from Women, Land & Legacy. In this edition: NRCS Diversity Day Upcoming Women, Land & Legacy events across Iowa Re-cap of two exciting spring WLL events Conservation funds available for nutrient reduction practices Building community through … Continue reading

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Funds Available for Cover Crops, Other Nutrient Reduction Practices

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig recently announced the 2018 sign-up period is open for statewide cost share funds to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using … Continue reading

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A Highlight of Two Spring WLL Events

By Women, Land & Legacy Coordinator Wren Almitra Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) is providing opportunities all throughout Iowa for agricultural women. Since 2016 our teams have provided over 60 events just for women on relevant topics to their day-to-day … Continue reading

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

By Women, Land & Legacy Coordinator Wren Almitra 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 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Women, Land & Legacy Events

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 … Continue reading

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Women, Land & Legacy News

Enjoy the latest news from Women, Land & Legacy. In this edition: March 10th Women Gaining Ground Conference  Landowner Navigates Land Transition, Financial and Familial Relationships Upcoming Women, Land & Legacy events across Iowa  Upcoming events from partner programs Women … Continue reading

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