Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Harvesting Our Potential: Beginning Women Farmer Learning Circle

  • May 08, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Solon Public Library, 320 W. Main Street, Solon, IA 52333

This event will be held Monday, May 8th. This FREE event will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 with a light breakfast. We’ll start and end at the Solon Public Library, 320 W. Main St. in Solon, IA. Lunch will be provided.

For more information about this event and to register, contact Wren Almitra:, 215-384-3094. Please RSVP by May 4. 

Harvesting Our Potential mentees get valuable information from seasoned women farmers in a conversational atmosphere.

The all-day event on May 8 includes farm tours and discussion time with seasoned women farmers, including Carmen Black, Sundog Farm and Local Harvest CSA; Kate Edwards, Wild Woods Farm; and Bonnie Riggan, Calico Farm. Attendees will also hear from experts on farm programs, business planning, marketing and have the opportunity to network with other aspiring and beginning women farmers.

The morning networking and resource sharing portion of the day will include representatives from Practical Farmers of Iowa, ISU Extension & Outreach, WFAN, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, and others who will speak on topics you should consider when starting your farming business and how their programs will benefit you as a beginning farmer.

This event is a Harvesting our Potential event, a program of the Women, Food and Ag. Network, partnering with Johnson Women, Land and Legacy Team.  More info about Harvesting our Potential.

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