Prairie Rivers of Iowa and Women, Food, and Agriculture Network to Host Conservation Workshop

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kayla Hasper
Prairie Rivers of Iowa Watershed Coordinator


“Women Caring for the Land ℠” will cover soil-health practices and tools landowners can utilize on their land

(STANHOPE, IOWA) – Prairie Rivers of Iowa and the Women, Food, and Agriculture Network are co-sponsoring a workshop for female landowners in and around the Squaw Creek Watershed. This FREE workshop, titled Women Caring for the Land ℠ will take place Thursday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Stanhope Community Center (600 Main St. Stanhope, Iowa, 50246).

Over the past eight years, Women Caring for the Land ℠ has offered a peer-to-peer, informal discussion format about individual farm management goals between female landowners and conservationists. This workshop will give women the chance to sit together and learn about assessing and improving the health of their soil and learn about conservation practices that boost soil health, including cover crops, no-till, and strip-till.

Participants will enjoy a morning session of introductions and presentations about resource sharing, soil health information, and conservation planning. After a lunch catered by Patsy’s Place, participants will visit a local farmer to see how conservation practices can be implemented on the land. Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for this portion of the workshop.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Kayla Hasper ( or at 515-232-0048) by 4:30 PM on Monday, April 10, or fill out the form located on the Prairie Rivers of Iowa website (

For more information, please visit or contact Kayla directly.

Prairie Rivers of Iowa - Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to strengthening Iowa's communities through the responsible stewardship of our natural resources. Prairie Rivers of Iowa’s programs help Iowans conserve our state’s natural and historical resources to enrich the lives of current and future generations.

Women, Food, and Agriculture Network - Women Caring for the Land (WCL) is a program developed by Women, Food and Agriculture Network to serve women landowners interested in learning more about conservation. The program is in demand among both women landowners and agency partners such as NRCS and state departments of natural resources. “Learning circles” are peer-to-peer meetings where every woman’s knowledge and expertise is valuable. Each woman tells the story of her farmland and her goals for managing and passing it onto future generations. We find that many women are more likely to feel comfortable sharing in a group of peers. Women are interested in and committed to conserving their land for future generations, and we enjoy helping them reach their goals.