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Wed, Dec 13


Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC)

Grant Writing Workshop: Milwaukee

Join two experienced grant writers to receive tips about successfully engaging with federal grant programs!

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Grant Writing Workshop: Milwaukee
Grant Writing Workshop: Milwaukee

Time & Location

Dec 13, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC), 325 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA

About the Event

You're invited to a federal grant writing workshop!

Join two experienced grant writers to learn how to succeed at using federal programs to support your farm or sustainable agriculture initiatives - including work in urban agriculture.  This workshop introduces you to designing projects; finding federal grant opportunities to support them; and basic grant-writing do’s and don’ts.  Designed to maximize audience engagement and help people unfamiliar with grant-writing realize how many important skills they already have that will help them write successful grant programs, participants will receive clearly-written and practical handouts, including a copy of the Guide to Building Better Farms, Ranches, and Communities: Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, and Community Development. 

All women farmers, landowners and conservationists from Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, and surrounding counties are welcome to attend -- whatever your background, from beginners to experts!  

Grant Writing Experts

Una Van Duvall (Los Angeles native, artist-activist, and descendant)

Now retired, Una focused on Community Economic Development, Housing, and Federal Grant Monitoring with the City of Milwaukee for over 25 years. Her family hails from the historic Nicodemus Kansas settlement--the longest-standing town settled by newly freed people after the Emancipation Proclamation--where her family produces wheat and millet annually on a 130-acre farm. Una is a certified grant writer from the Grantsmanship Foundation and Community Leader Trained by M.I.T. Una uses her skills and voice as an activist for social causes and equality. She is genuine about engaging women and other minorities in new agricultural systems and opportunities, with a goal to assist others in sustaining livelihood and to maintain generational wealth.

Margaret Krome (Policy Program Director, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute)

Margaret helps develop federal, state, and local programs and policies supporting environmentally sound, profitable, socially responsible, and racially just practices. She also is active with a federal Farm Bill and appropriations policy collaboration with National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the Soil Health Collaborative, MFAI's Measuring Societal Benefits of Soil health project, the National Health Soils Policy Network, and advancing policy related to managed grazing, perennial crops, and cover crops. She draws from these experiences to conduct workshops and webinars nationwide on grant writing and using federal programs to support sustainable agriculture. 

Wisconsin Women in Conservation Hosts:  Esther S. Durairaj and Noemy Serrano, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Location:  Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC); 325 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Event Details:

  • Event is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.
  • All who are interested are welcome to attend, especially Conservation Educators and Enthusiasts in Milwaukee!
  • There’s limited parking in the building space. You may need to park roadside and walk to the building.
  • Snacks will be provided.
  • This event is indoors. Masks are welcome!
  • Photos will be taken at this event and used for educational purposes only by WiWiC and the partner groups.  If you do not wish to have your picture taken, let the on-site WiWiC host know.
  • WiWiC is a family-friendly space and children are always welcome. However, this is an intense workshop and we encourage you to come by yourself.  Child care is not provided and we will have coloring sheets available if you still need to bring them.    

About Wisconsin Women in Conservation

WiWiC is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and Marbleseed (formerly MOSES).  A three-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.

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