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In Her Boots: Sustainable Farming For Women, By Women

Spend the day with an inspiring group of women farmers and educators dedicated to transforming our food system. These day-long, on-farm workshops includes a detailed farm tour, lunch and networking opportunities. With a focus on sharing experiences, stories and ideas, the In Her Boots format builds on the idea that women farmers learn best from each other. Bring your questions! Women just starting on their farm or food business dream are especially encouraged to attend.

Each Boots workshop covers different topics and women are welcome to attend more than one.

Space is limited and registration required. 

Frequently asked questions

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2015 Events

Diversification 101: CSAs, cover crops, currants and more!
Christensen Farm, Browntown, Wis.
July 31, 2015

Farmer Katy Dickson welcomes you to her family’s certified organic CSA (community supported agriculture) operation in southwestern Wisconsin.

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Soil Sisters:

soil sisters logoCelebration of Wis. Farms & Rural Life

July 31- Aug. 2, 2015

Tour 20+ farms and join in:

  • Dinner on the Farm
  • A Taste of Place culinary event
  • Fun and educational workshops
  • Restaurants featuring “locavore” specials throughout the weekend

Click for details.

Soil Sisters Farm Tours
Blue Egg Farm (December 2014)

A few months ago there came about a rare event in the field of agricultural education: touring several farms in the same region in one day. That wasn’t an event I was about to pass up!  Read more.

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Women Caring for the Land:
Conservation Training for Women Landowners

WomenCaringForLand

Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland. These workshops teach women landowners how to assess and improve the health of their soils through cover crops, no-till and strip-till, and other conservation practices.

The MOSES Rural Women’s Project is partnering with Women, Food and Agriculture Network to offer these workshops in Wisconsin in 2015. The same material will be covered at each workshop; please attend the one closest to you which fits your schedule. All workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include lunch sponsored by Organic Valley.

Read about Women Caring for the Land in the Organic Broadcaster.

2015 Workshops in Wisconsin

Thursday, May 7, 2015 – Marshfield REGISTER ON SITE
Technology Transfer Room, Marshfield Research Station-South, USDA Agricultural Research Service, 2611 Yellowstone Drive

See additional locations for Women Caring for the Land workshops.

Online registration is closed, but space is available at the workshop in Medford or Marshfield. Register on site.
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Recaps from Summer 2014 Events

FourElements-StevensWheelbarrowGrowing Organic Herbs
Four Elements Organic Herbals, North Freedom, Wis.

This In Her Boots workshop took place at Jane Hawley Stevens’ certified organic herb farm. Jane showed us her educational Chakra Garden, where the herbs are placed according to the body systems they support. 

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StoneyAcres-KatCauliflowerProduce, Syrup and Livestock + Pizza!
Stoney Acres Farm, Athens, Wis.

Over fifty women gathered for this inspiring In Her Boots workshop at Kat Becker’s Stoney Acres Farm in Athens, Wisconsin, about thirty minutes west of Wausau. 

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