Upcoming Events

American Farmland Trust is hosting Women for the Land Learning Circles across the nation!

At Learning Circles, women in agriculture gather to hear from each other and agricultural resource providers in their local communities. To gain insight into the learning circle model, click here to listen to a few testimonials from women learning circle participants. Information is shared on practices and programs that support soil health, water quality, climate resilience, farm viability, and/or legacy planning. These learning circles are free to attend.   

Scroll down to register for an event in your area!

Virtual

What: Women for the Land Coffee Hour – Write A Winner: Utilizing Grants to Support Risk Management Strategies for Farming Operations
When: June 17, 2024
Where: Zoom (link we be sent after completing registration)
Time: 6:30 pm -8:00 pm

Description: Are you looking to secure grants to mitigate risks on your farm? Join us for an engaging session where experts from various agricultural sectors will share their insights and tips on writing winning grant applications. Learn the best practices, avoid common pitfalls, and enhance your chances of success.

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New York

What: Rotational Grazing & Pasture Management Strategies for Farming Operations
When: Wednesday, June 26th | 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Zeliff Farms
10275 Johnson Rd, Middleport, NY 14105

Description: Join us to learn about the relationship between soil health, rotational grazing, and good pasture management. Father-daughter farmers Pete and Nicole recently transformed conventionally managed corn into a healthy, active pasture for their growing beef operation. Everyone who identifies as a woman in agriculture is welcome to this free learning circle pasture walk, so please register in advance! This event will allow participants to connect with fellow land stewards and producers and support everyone in learning together. We will discuss ways that improved pasture management can support the health of the land, your herd, and our community’s food security. Shanna Shaw from NRCS will discuss how to evaluate a healthy pasture and identify infrastructure needs, grazing patterns, and seed mixes.

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What: Small Ruminant Herd Health
When: Monday, July 1st, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Meadow Run Goat Dairy
3006 Genesee Rd., North Collins, NY 14111

Description: Join us to learn about managing herd health! PRO-Livestock Small Ruminant Specialist Jess Waltemyer and veterinarian-farmer Jen Gabel will guide us through a discussion on health concerns for sheep and goats. Bring your questions! We will tour Meadow Run Goat Dairy, which currently milks 250 goats for chevre production. Everyone who identifies as a woman in agriculture is welcome to this free learning circle. Lunch is provided, so please register in advance! This event will allow participants to connect with fellow land stewards and producers and support everyone in learning together. We will discuss how to keep your herd and/or flock healthy and productive.

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What: Sustainable Poultry Production
When: Friday, July 12th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Boston Valley Farms
6995 Boston State Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075

Description: Join us to learn about sustainable poultry! Cornell Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley will guide us in selecting the right breeds, establishing ecologically beneficial production, troubleshooting pests & diseases, and processing. We will tour a 5A-certified on-farm processing center and watch a demonstration. Everyone who identifies as a woman in agriculture is welcome to this free learning circle. Lunch is provided, so please register in advance! This event will allow participants to connect with fellow land stewards and producers and support everyone in learning together. We will discuss full-circle sustainable poultry production, from breed selection, housing, pests & diseases to processing and marketing.

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Oregon

What: Water Resilience for Small Irrigators
When: Thursday, June 13th | 10am – 3pm
Where: Morrow County Soil and Water Conservation District Office
Heppner, OR

Description: Join American Farmland Trust, Oregon Rural Action, Oregon State University and other partners for an interactive workshop with small and mid-sized irrigators in Umatilla and Morrow Counties. Learn how to manage for better water quality and quantity in your operation and beyond.

This event is free, and lunch is provided. Travel stipends available!

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What: Water Resilience for Small Scale Irrigators
When: July 28th, 2024
Where: Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
569 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

Description: Join us at the Southern Oregon Research & Education Center (SOREC) in Central Point, Oregon, for a Learning Circle focused on water resilience. We will discuss how we build on-farm resilience to shifting moisture patterns and climatic shifts.

We will also learn about how to use soil moisture readings to increase irrigation efficiency on small farms while preserving crop yields and enhancing flavor.

This event is free, and lunch is provided. Travel stipends available!

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Washington

What: Apiaries, Bees, and Community
When: July 27, 2024
Where: GRuB Farm and Farmhouse
Olympia, WA

Description: You’re invited to gather for an on-farm learning circle and conversation for women and non-binary military veteran farmers, hosted by American Farmland Trust and Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB)! If you’ve been curious about how to incorporate bees into your farm, for both pollination and to produce a product, this learning circle is a great place to start.

This event is free, and lunch is provided. Travel stipends available!

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Don’t see an event in your area?

Fill out our Women for the Land Interest Survey to let us know what programming you’d like to see in your community.