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CHIPPEWA FALLS - Wisconsin Farmers Union, in partnership with Pheasants Forever, will host five Women Caring for the Land workshops around the state this summer.

The workshops are geared toward women farmers or landowners who are interested in learning more about conservation and networking with other farm women in their region.

Each event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a morning learning circle, potluck lunch and afternoon tour of the host farm.

Locations

•    Aug. 2, Autumn Moon Farm, 854 Fritz Rd., Belleville. Come see how Becky Olson and her husband applied her environmental non-profit experience to transform from dairy to direct grain sales to brewers and bakers. Learn how a trout fishing easement helped bridge their inter-generational farm transition while protecting the watershed.

•    Aug. 9, Glacial Lake Cranberries, 2480 Cty Road D, Wisconsin Rapids. Conservation is at the heart of this 6,000-acre family-run operation, which is headed up by Mary Brazeau Brown. Cranberries have been produced on the property since 1873.

•    Aug. 15, Blue Ox Organics, N11253 State Hwy 25, Wheeler. See how Lauren Langworthy's love of the land is at work on the small, diversified farm she runs with her husband. Learn how rotational grazing is helping to rebuild the soil at Blue Ox Organics, where the driftless and the northwoods meet.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. along with coffee and networking. Lunch is a potluck (main dish provided) so bring a dish to pass. Please dress for walking in pastures.

The Women Caring for the Land series was developed by the Women, Food and Agriculture Network. 

Please RSVP to Deb Jakubek at djakubek@wisconsinfarmersunion.com or 715-590-2130.

For more information about this program, visit www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com or www.womencaringfortheland.org

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