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Are you a woman landowner (or do you know one) that is new to, or struggling with, decision-making on your farm or forest land in Montgomery County?
We are currently recruiting program participants for our next program. Please feel free to share our information with anyone that you believe can spread the word about our well-received program!
Thank you very much! Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next Conservation Learning Circle is for Maryland women landowners from Montgomery County. Montgomery County agencies and organizations are invited to present at the Learning Circle.
Meet & network with women landowners from your county
Conservation Resource Planning with agency staff
Leasing land & developing good landlord tenant relationships
Overview of succession planning, estate planning
Overview of farmland easements, llcs
Saturday September 15, 2018; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Madison Fields, farmhouse
21355 Big Woods Road Dickerson, MD 20842
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What is the Women For The Land Program?
The Women For The Land Program brings groups of approximately fifteen women landowners together with conservation and technical staff (mostly women) for one to three sessions over approximately two months. An experienced facilitator guides the Conservation Learning Circle through a well-developed agenda. AFT invites agency staff to participate as presenters and active participants in the conversation, addressing issues and questions in real time. The peer-to-peer women-only program provides an opportunity to learn from each other, gain confidence, and to obtain technical/financial assistance to protect your land's natural resources. These sessions are designed for women landowners who own, rent and make management decisions on their Maryland forest and farm land. AFT is operating this program in five states including Maryland.
Who is the core audience for a Women For The Land program?
The core audience are women who own farm or forest land in Maryland, who may recently have come into ownership or taken on new responsibilities for operational decisions on their land. Some have families that are facing decisions about the future of the farm. Other women need to find a new tenant to lease their land. For various reasons, some women are less familiar with the programs, agencies and individuals who can assist them. Despite their challenging situations, women landowners have strong ideas on how they want their land managed. They have proven to be highly-motivated and receptive to information and assistance once they learn what is available. AFT sees these women as ideal partners in conservation and land protection and has developed the Women For The Land program to offer targeted support, education and tools to help them succeed.
Why is AFT holding these programs?
Nearly three hundred and one million acres of U.S. land - about a third of the nation's land in farms - are now farmed or co-farmed by women. At least eighty-seven million additional acres are in the hands of women landowners. Over the next twenty years, the numbers of women farming and or taking on a management role on farmland is likely to increase as current farmers retire or leave their land to the next generation.