Join Johnson Co. Women, Land and Legacy for a dynamic event! Map of My Kingdom, SILT, and the Farm Legacy Letter workshop will invite participants to think about farm and land transitions within their families and on the Iowa landscape.
The play will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., followed by a presentation from Suzan Erem, president of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust. The workshop will follow for the remainder of the day, ending by 4:30 p.m. Participants may come for just the play or the workshop, and are encouraged to stay for both!
Participants who stay for the afternoon will work with each other on several activities before putting together a “Farm Legacy Letter” that documents what matters most to them about their farmland. “Don’t worry if you don’t like to write,” workshop coordinator Teresa Opheim says. “We will help you leave the day with a solid draft. We hope that participants will then share the letter with their heirs, to get a conversation started about their future of their farmland.”
This event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be provided in the morning. Cafe Dodici's will provide box lunches for $10/person. If interested, please indicate that you will be eating lunch with us on the registration page.
For more questions, call Wren Almitra at 319-337-2322 x3.
For more information on Map of My Kingdom, visit http://www.maryswander.com.
For more information on Practical Farmers of Iowa’s work with land transitions, visit http://practicalfarmers.org/member-priorities/farm-transfer/.
For more information on SILT, visit www.silt.org.
For more information about Iowa’s unique Women, Land and Legacy program visit http://womenlandandlegacy.wordpress.com/.
This event is sponsored by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Johnson Co. and Washington Co. Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Barry Johnson Financial Services, Washington Hills Bank and Federation Bank, Quad County Veterinary Clinic, and Wellman Produce. Co.
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