WFAN began convening "learning circles" of women non-operator farmland owners in 2009. Our Women Caring for the Land(SM) program educates and empowers women landowners to work with their tenants to improve soil and water quality on their farmland. More than 1,300 Midwest women have attended a meeting since 2009, and more than 50% of them take at least one conservation action in the following year.
This session will outline the rationale and methodology for the program, and provide tips on how other service providers can improve their outreach to this long underserved and hard-to-reach, but crucial, conservation audience.
More information is available at www.womencaringfortheland.org.
|Conference||2014 Women in Agriculture Educators National Conference|
|Presentation Type||30-Minute Concurrent|