Women for the Land in the Pacific Northwest
Advancing Climate Resilience with Women Ranchers in Northeast Oregon
Funded by an Oregon Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, this project aims to bring American Farmland Trust’s innovative Women for the Land Learning Circle programming to women ranchers and ranchland owners in Northeast Oregon (particularly Union, Baker, and Wallowa Counties) to advance soil health an rancher resilience. Empowering women in ranching with useful tools and tactics, including USDA NRCS resources related to soil quality and climate resilience, can not only make their ranches less vulnerable but could provide models for adoption of agricultural conservation practices that could be utilized by women in agriculture and ranching across the state.
Veteran Women for the Land Project
The proposed project, Veteran Women for the Land, aims to foster a community of practice among veteran women farmers in the Pacific Northwest through a series of listening sessions, Learning Circles, and convenings. This extension project will offer a hybrid combination of in-person and virtual learning opportunities tailored to the participants’ interests. The project will further the goals of the AgVets program by supporting non-formal education to provide veteran women with the necessary skills, training, and experience they need to be successful in agriculture.