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.   

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North Carolina 

What: Women for the Land Learning Circle
When: February 28, 2024 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Orange County Extension Center, Hillsborough, NC (address will be sent after registration)

Description: We will hear from technical service providers from Cooperative Extension – Ivelisse Colon, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, and others to experience first-hand best practices for food safety as it relates to food preservation methods and value-added products. We will work in the kitchen to learn methods, we will discuss best recipes or options for pursuing value-added products, and more.

If you are new to “Canning” or “Food Preservation”, or even if you are experienced with the practice, this will be a great day to learn the most up-to-date information and safety procedures.

Lunch, stipends, and other goodies will be provided!



What: Women for the Land Cohort Training
When: March 2024-October 2024
Where: To be Determined

Description: American Farmland Trust’s Women for the Land Program is partnering with Black Family Land Trust to host a series of Learning Circles – in-person and virtually – to help sustain your farming operations. These learning circles will focus on regenerative agriculture practices in Virginia and other topics that are of interest to the cohort. You will have the opportunity to connect with other womxn and non-binary folks to deepen connections, establish partnerships with technical service providers, and create a plan to move your business operations forward. While everyone is encouraged to apply, this cohort has a specific lens on serving BIPOC producers.

Farmer Payments & Stipends
Total farmer payment is around $2000 depending on if we have 20 participants. That breaks down to around $500 per 2-day in-person training – two – and then $142 per virtual session [which lasts 1.5 hours and there are eight of these]. If we have less folks, we will increase the amount of stipends for the training.

Participants will also get separate travel stipends for the two-day in-person sessions. That is also determined by the number of participants.


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