The Land Conservancy hosts free Learning Circle for women farmland owners Sept. 21

  • The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is hosting a free Learning Circle for women farmland owners on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is hosting a free Learning Circle for women farmland owners on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Courtesy of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

 
 
Updated 9/15/2022 9:48 PM

Women who own or manage farmland are invited to a free Learning Circle hosted by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County.

The Learning Circle will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center for Agrarian Learning at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

 

Participants can register online at conservemc.org or email chodge@conservemc.org. The event is free, and lunch is included.

This Learning Circle will focus on topics like agricultural education, season extension, fruit crop production and establishing pollinator plantings. It will also highlight the Center for Agrarian Learning and Horticulture Department programs at MCC.

Nearly half of all farmland in Illinois is owned or co-owned by women, and many women now manage farmland on their own. This event will provide women the opportunity to meet other landowners, share their farm successes and challenges, discuss goals for their land, and get advice and technical assistance.

Participants are encouraged to bring their questions, ideas and concerns about their farm and farming in general. The event is open to women with all levels of experience, whether they are actively managing a farm, or they've recently inherited a farm and are learning about how to run a healthy and productive operation.

The Land Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and preservation of natural and agricultural land in McHenry County.

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