August 25, 2023
Soil Health Event Designed for Women at Rieke Lodge on September 21, 2023
Women who own or manage farmland in Dekalb and Steuben County, as well as the surrounding areas, are invited to a free-soil health discussion and farm to table meal.
“We estimate that women now own or co-own between one-fourth and one-half of the farmland in the Midwest and they are very interested in farming practices that benefit the health of their land,” said Jacquelyn Buck with the Maumee Watershed Alliance. “Our goal is to connect these women with each other and with the resource professionals who can help them with their farmland management goals.”
Women4theLand meetings bring together landowners and farmers in an informal learning format for a women-only discussion followed by a more in-depth look at the characteristics of healthy soil. Come and ask questions to other female conservation professionals and farmers. Allison Grimm, a farmer in Hillsdale County and Farmer Advocate for Conservation with the Nature Conservancy, will share her story of diversifying her farm including pastured laying hens, broilers, and turkeys along with vegetables and value-added products.
September 21st, 2023
1800 Indiana Ave, Auburn, IN 46706
Space Limited to the first 10 Registrants
RSVP by September 14thto Jacquelyn Buck
Phone: (260) 240-7025
If you need special accommodations, please notify us when you RSVP.
The meeting is presented in partnership with Dekalb and Steuben Counties’ SWCDs, Dekalb and Steuben Counties’ Purdue Extension Offices, the Nature Conservancy and the Maumee Watershed Alliance. These sessions of women’s learning circles are sponsored by Women4theLand in partnership with American Farmland Trust, the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, The Nature Conservancy, and Maumee Watershed Alliance. Staff from these organizations will be on hand to answer your questions.