Learning Circle for Women Farmland Owners


Time: 9:00-2:00

Location: McHenry County College - 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL

Organization hosting this event: The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

Price Free


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 like agricultural education, season extension, fruit crop production, establishing pollinator plantings, while highlighting the Center for Agrarian Learning and Horticulture Department programs at MCC.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Agrarian Learning, McHenry County College, 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake
Fee: Free, please register here, or contact Claire Hodge at chodge@conservemc.org or 815-337-9502 X 110. Please register by Sept. 14.

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.