Learning Circle for Women Farmland Owners
Location: Riley Township Hall - 9316 Riley Rd, Marengo, IL
Organization hosting this event: The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
Do you own or manage farmland? If so, you are invited to participate in a discussion about conservation practices to improve the health and productivity of your land. This informal meeting will give you new ideas about how to manage the land you own and love.
This Learning Circle will focus on topics such as silvopasture, pasture grazing, windbreaks, cash flow management, and fruit tree plantings with a farm visit to Root & Sky Farm in Marengo. Free event, lunch is provided. Registration required.
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Riley Township Hall, 9316 Riley Rd, Marengo and Root and Sky Farm, 6207 S IL Route 23, Marengo
Fee: Free event, please register here, or contact Claire Hodge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-337-9502 X 110. Please register by June 22.
TLC has been holding workshops, called Learning Circles, for women who own farmland. The concept came from an organization based in Iowa called the Women, Food and Agriculture Network. The Learning Circles are meant to provide a crucial link between women farmland owners and the resources they need to achieve their conservation goals by holding women-only meetings. Each meeting features a specific topic related to the business of farming or information on farmland management. Because the workshops are for women only, attendees feel free to raise questions, discuss challenges and get information on the wide range of resources available to them.