Women Landowners & Farmers Invited to Land Management Meeting


Women who own, manage, or actively farm agricultural land are invited to attend the Women in Agriculture – Managing Your Land: Expert Advice for Women Producers & Landowners meeting on Saturday, March 16th in Faribault.

Martha McFarland, a buffalo/cattle rancher and a Senior Farmland Viability Coordinator with the Practical Farmers of Iowa will share her experience with her family’s farm transition and land management considerations that affect farm families.

“More and more women are owning agricultural land or taking part in farm operations in Minnesota,” said Teresa DeMars with the Rice SWCD. “This will be a great opportunity for women to connect with other women involved in agriculture and learn about key concepts to manage and protect their land for future generations. Whether you rent your farmland out or are actively farming, you are invited to attend.”

The meeting will be held at the Faribault Family Restaurant, 2519 Lyndale Avenue North in Faribault from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The event is FREE but registration is required to plan for the food purchase. Register at https://donorbox.org/events/560715 or by contacting Teresa DeMars with the Rice SWCD at 507-332-5408 or teresa.demars@riceswcd.org. Space is limited.

The event is sponsored by the Izaak Walton League Upper Mississippi River Initiative, Practical Farmers of Iowa, and the Rice Soil and Water Conservation District.