Learning Circle for Women Farmland Owners

Date & Time: | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Wonder Lake, Illinois

Hosted by: The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

Do you own or manage farmland? If so, you are invited to participate in a free discussion about conservation practices to improve the health and productivity of your land. Learn what you can do to improve soil and water quality while maintaining high agricultural productivity and discover what resources are available to you.

Nearly half of Illinois farmland is currently owned or co-owned by women, and more women now manage farmland on their own, inheriting it from a spouse or parents. This informal meeting will give you the information needed to make good decisions about the land you own and love.

• This event is free for women landowners but registration required and space is limited. All women landowners are welcome to attend – whatever your background, from beginner to experienced!
• We will follow current CDC COVID guidelines for everyone’s health and safety!
• We will take a short trip to a nearby farm at 1:00 p.m.
• Reserve your seat by emailing Linda at Lbalek@conservemc.org or go to
Conservemc.org/womenslearningcircle/ Questions? Call 815-337-9502 x102

Sponsored by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County in partnership with McHenry-Lake Soil and Water Conservation District and the Savanna Institute.

SILVOPASTURE AND RIPARIAN BUFFER FIELD DAY

Date & Time: | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Fields Restored Farm in Oregon, IL

Hosted by: Savanna Institute

Illinois Community Agroforester Kaitie Adams, and landowners Scott & Sandy Williams, will lead the group through Fields Restored’s silvopasture experiment, edible riparian buffer, and fruit, nut and hay alley cropping systems. Fields Restored is a privately owned 166-acre row-crop farm near Oregon, Illinois; by the Williams family. They first worked with the Savanna Institute to transition 20 acres to alley cropping in 2015. After seeing the rapid revitalization of this parcel, they are now committed to converting more of their farm into the prime agroforestry demonstration farm of Northern Illinois. The diverse topography and ecology of their land are ideal for demonstrating a range of agroforestry practices.

Walk Through Financial Statements Part 1 - Income Statement

Date & Time: | 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Location: Online Event

Hosted by: Food Animal Concerns Trust

During this webinar, we will discuss the importance of financial statements; processes such as book keeping and what yout accountant should be doing; how farm accounting differs from GAP accounting for food companies and what that means for your farm; and what your Profit & Loss is telling you.