Women who own or manage farmland in Missouri are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion focused on soil health, native plants and organic production methods on Thursday October 8th at the Lincoln University Carver Farm in Jefferson City, MO. The learning circles method of conservation outreach to women farmland owners, and the activities in this program were developed by Women, Food and Agriculture Network for its Women Caring for
the Landsm program.
The program is sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Soil and Water Conservation Program, and Lincoln University. If you know of a friend or family member who might benefit from attending, please share this information with her.
The meeting will begin with registration, coffee and resource sharing at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is provided, and there will be an afternoon field tour. We will be walking, so please wear or bring appropriate clothing and footwear; dress for the day is casual. We will return to the meeting room for dessert and wrap-up, and end the meeting by 3 p.m.
Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland. Women landowners who attend this meeting will learn to assess and improve the health of their soils through practices such as cover crops, creating and protecting pollinator habitat and other conservation practices.
In order for us to have the right amount of food available, please RSVP by 5 p.m. Thursday
October 1, 2015 to Regina Thompson by email ThompsonR@LincolnU.edu or by phone 573-681-5312. For more information about this program, visit www.womencaringfortheland.org.