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!
WHAT: Climate Resiliency Practices to Improve Outcomes on the Farm
WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9 am – 2:30 pm
WHERE: Miller’s Farm – Lincoln County, KY (address will be sent after registration)
DESCRIPTION: We will hear from technical service providers from Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, and other entities to share opportunities to improve climate resiliency practices for your operation. We will also tour the Millers’ Farm. Lunch, stipends, and other goodies will be provided!
WHAT: Improving Soil Health on Your Farm
WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10 am – 3 pm
WHERE: Old 30 Dirty Farm, Jacksonville, NC (address will be sent upon registration)
DESCRIPTION: We will hear from technical service providers from Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, and other entities to share opportunities to improve soil health practices. We will also tour the Old 30 Dirty Farm. Lunch, stipends, and other goodies will be provided!
WHAT: Women for the Land Crawford County Lunch and Learn Series
Session: 3 Conservation Planning
WHEN: Wednesday, April 5th, 11 am-1 pm
WHERE: The Bucyrus Public Library
WHAT: Learning Circle designed to provide you with foundational knowledge about soil health principles and practices, guide you through the process of creating a soil health management plan for your farm, and connect you with other women farmers interested in healthy soils.
WHEN: Fall 2022 to Spring 2023
WHERE: 2 full-day on-farm gatherings and 5 two-hour virtual study circles.
DESCRIPTION: Are you a woman farmer in Adams, Bedford, Berks, Chester, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, or Lycoming County?
Do you want to build resilience and profitability through healthy soil?
Do you need help creating and implementing a soil health management plan?
Do you want to connect and problem-solve with other women farmers?
Join us for a series of in-person and virtual learning circles designed to provide you with foundational knowledge about soil health principles and practices, guide you through the process of creating a soil health management plan for your farm, and connect you with other women farmers interested in healthy soils.
We all know that healthy soils can have big benefits. But it can be challenging to incorporate soil health planning with all the other work that needs to happen on the farm. As a part of the soil health learning circle, you’ll work with other women farmers to set goals for soil health on your farm that help you achieve your overall farm goals instead of creating another plan that will sit on a shelf! We’ll provide a soil health management plan template and walk you through how to create a plan for your farm based on your goals. You’ll connect with service providers from AFT, Pasa, Penn State and the Pennsylvania Soil Health Coalition, among others, who will help you create goals and choose soil health management practices to help you meet them.
WHAT: Learning Circle: Planning for the Long Term with Perennials
WHEN: April 20th | 10 am – 4 pm
WHERE: Orting Veteran’s Farm, Orting, WA
WHO: Military Veteran Women in Agriculture, open to all women and non-binary farmers.
DESCRIPTION: Join the American Farmland Trust and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs for a day of learning and community building. We’ll discuss planning for the long-term with perennials. We’ll also dive into the art of pruning, take an interactive farm tour, and get to know other farmers in the greater Orting area.
SPACE IS LIMITED