People who identify as women and play a decision-making role on agricultural land, be that as a landowner or producer, in MERCED, MADERA, or STANISLAUS counties.
Join American Farmland Trust and your local conservation agencies at an upcoming Women for the Land Learning.
At this Learning Circle, you'll build relationships with fellow women in agriculture in your community while sharing about the natural resource concerns you are experiencing on your land. Learn what you can do about these challenges to plan for the resiliency of your farmland, farming operation, and community food security. Speakers will share information on policies and programs impacting the region, such as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), and we will discuss as a group the ways it may impact growers and communities in the region. Participants will learn about proactive strategies that can help growers stay on the land for the long term, and will get to know agricultural resource professionals who can provide technical assistance and resources for growers in the San Joaquin Valley.
You’ll hear from agricultural resource providers and women farmers in your area, including:
Vicky Espinoza, UC Merced
Jean Okuye, East Merced County RCD
Laurel Angell, Madera Chowchilla RCD
Priscilla Baker, NRCS - Madera County
Diana Waller, NRCS - Stanislaus County
Kara Heckert, AFT California Regional Director
To learn more about AFT's national Women for the Land initiative, visit: www.farmland.org/WomenForTheLand