So let’s say you’re a female professional in Wisconsin. Your job, your family – all in the city. But you just inherited the family farm. Now what?
Wisconsin is currently home to more than 700,000 women that own farmland in the state, but may have no real contact with that land. Lisa Kivirist, assistant rural women’s coordinator for MOSES (Midwest Organic Sustainable Education Service) says that many of those women may not know how to manage that land, or arrange proper rental agreements.
Thursday from 11-1, Kivirist and MOSES will launch a three year campaign designed to create networks of women that own farmland across the state. Connecting women with available resources on the county, state and federal level can be critical to them carrying out their wishes when it comes to land management. Do you want specific conservation practices put in place? Are your directions written down in a legal document? Those are a few of the common questions women farmland owners may have, but struggle to get answered.
Registration is required for the free meeting on Thursday.
Find details at: mosesorganic.org/rural-womens-project/events/#wcl