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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WHAT: Building Power: Exploring leadership & advocacy opportunities for California womxn in agriculture
WHEN: January 28, 2023 | 1-3 PM
WHERE: Pie Ranch, 2080 Green Oaks Way, Pescadero, CA 94060
WHO: Speakers and Panelists:
California State Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Verónica Mazariegos-Anastassiou, Brisa Ranch & California Farmer Justice Collaborative
Meagen Baldy, Hoopa Valley Tribal Member & Klamath Trinity Resource Conservation District
HOSTED BY: Caitlin Joseph, Women for the Land Deputy Director at American Farmland Trust
Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, Women for the Land Director at American Farmland Trust
Kara Heckert, Resilient Ag West Advisor, American Farmland Trust
DESCRIPTION: Join American Farmland Trust’s Women for the Land Initiative and California State Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry in celebrating the passage of the nation’s first Women in Agriculture Resolution! The event will include a dialogue about how farmers and advocates can help womxn* meet their potential as leaders in California agriculture.
A panel of farmers and activists will discuss the issues facing their communities and engage the group in discussion about what we can do in the coming years to bolster the success of womxn in California agriculture.
*Womxn includes women, transfeminine, and non-binary people, and anyone marginalized by misogyny.
No cost to attend
Spanish interpretation available
Light refreshments & farm tour provided
QUÉ – Construyendo poder – Poder de construcción: Explorando oportunidades de liderazgo y defensa para las mujerxs de California en la agricultura
CUÁNDO – 28 de enero, 2023 | 1-3 PM
DÓNDE – Pie Ranch, 2080 Green Oaks Way, Pescadero, CA 94060
Únase a la Iniciativa Mujeres por la Tierra de American Farmland Trust y a la asambleísta del estado de California Cecilia Aguiar-Curry para celebrar la aprobación de la primera Resolución de mujeres en la agricultura de la nación con un diálogo sobre cómo los agricultores y los defensores pueden ayudar a las mujeres a alcanzar su potencial como líderes en la agricultura de California.
Un panel de agricultores y activistas, incluidos Verónica Mazariegos-Anastassiou de Brisa Ranch y Meagen Baldy de Hoopa Valley Tribe y Klamath Trinity Resource Conservation District y más, discutirán los problemas que enfrentan sus comunidades e involucrarán al grupo en una discusión sobre lo que podemos hacer en los próximos años para impulsar el éxito de las mujeres en la agricultura de California.
*Mujerxs incluye mujeres, personas transfemeninas y no binarias, y cualquier persona marginada por la misoginia.
Sin costo por asistir
Interpretación en español disponible
Refrescos ligeros y recorrido por la granja
Inscríbase con el enlace o llamando a Anel Trujillo (559) 385-1517
WHAT: Women for the Land Crawford County Lunch and Learn Series
Session 1: Soil Health
WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 11 am-1 pm
WHERE: The Bucyrus Public Library, Community Room
DESCRIPTION: Join AFT and OSU Extension for a Soil Health Lunch and Learn to discuss the basics of soil health in agriculture.
WHAT: Veteran Women* for the Land Networking Event
WHEN: February 11, 2023 | 4-5:30 PM
WHERE: Central Oregon Veterans Ranch, 65920 SW 61st St, Bend, OR 97703
DESCRIPTION: Come for the Changing Hands Workshop, stay for an additional networking opportunity! This casual networking event is a chance for veteran women in agriculture – new, experienced, or aspiring – to come together, swap stories and questions, and build community.
To register for the full workshop (scholarships available!), visit https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/changinghands/workshops. To register just for the networking event email Chantel Welch, PNW Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* We invite all women, transfeminine, and non-binary people, and anyone marginalized by misogyny to join our Women for the Land Events.
No cost to attend the networking event, scholarships available for the full workshop.
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: Women for the Land Climate and Food Systems Cohort Learning Circle
WHEN: February 9-10, 2023
WHERE: Duplin County, NC
DESCRIPTION: Join this new cohort training in conjunction with North Carolina State University Extension Program and Black Family Land Trust as we form a network of wom*n farmers and producers to identify ways to create a stronger support system for Climate Resiliency and Food Systems across North Carolina.