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Techniques to Reach a New Audience, non-operator women farm landowners - Madison, Wisconsin, 9/22/14

Course Description:

Techniques to Reach a New Audience: Non-operator women farm landowners

This free workshop will focus on improving conservation outreach to non-operator female farmland owners in Wisconsin. This growing but often underserved audience is crucial to increasing the adoption of conservation practices on all types of farmland in the state.

The workshop will be hosted by the Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN), a non-profit organization based in Iowa that has been doing research on conservation and women landowners for the past decade. Funding is provided by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service through a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG).

The workshop is eye-opening and entertaining with a focus on WFAN’s rationale, method, tools and results, including some activities developed to help women non-operator landowners understand core soil and water conservation concepts. Dr. Jean Eells of E-Resources Group, curriculum developer, and Lynn Heuss, WFAN program coordinator, will lead the training and discussion. Visit http://womencaringfortheland.org/meet-the-staff/ to learn more about them. You will be an important part of the meeting as well, because WFAN wants to hear about experiences working with women landowners in order to refine and improve their materials.

Event details:

Date: Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 9 am – 3 pm
Location: Wisconsin State Office of the USDA NRCS
Second Floor Conference Room
8030 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717

Lunch will be provided. There is no cost for the workshop. Attendance is limited to 25.

To register for this event, please contact renae.anderson@wi.usda.gov by Sept. 16

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 9:00AM
End Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 3:00PM
Format: In-person
Instructor: admin
Location: 8030 Excelsior Drive
Madison, Wisconsin
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Cost: free course
Partners: Women Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN)
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
CEUs Available: none
For: none
Contact: renae.anderson@wi.usda.gov
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