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Female Farmers Invited To Free Conservation Discussion And Field Tour
Updated July 11, 2016 7:09 AM | Filed under: Agriculture
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(SALEM) - Women who own or manage farmland in Washington and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion and field tour on Friday, July 15 at the Washington County Community Foundation, 1707 Shelby St. in Salem.

"We estimate that women now own or co-own between one-fourth and one-half of the farmland in the Midwest and they are very interested in farming practices that benefit the health of their land," said Jennifer Filipiak, associate Midwest director for the American Farmland Trust. "Our goal is to connect these women with each other and with the resource professionals who can help them with their farmland management goals."

Following lunch, area natural resource specialists will lead a bus tour to view conservation practices on the ground.

Discussion will focus on "Your Land, Your Legacy", and will include discussion of how to conserve and transfer your legacy to the next generation or how to preserve it as a protected property. The meeting is presented in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Washington County Community Foundation, Washington County Soil & Water Conservation District and Purdue Extension.

A light breakfast and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Lunch is provided, and the program will end with refreshments at 3 p.m.

RSVP by 4 p.m. Tuesday, July12, to the Washington County Soil & Water Conservation District at (812) 883-3006, extension 3 or

If you need special accommodations please notify us when you RSVP. Feel free to bring a friend or family member; just let us know when you RSVP!

More information can be found at Women Caring For the Land.

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