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Thu, May 11


The Enchanted Barn

Northwest Spring Conservation Gathering

Digging into Conservation

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Northwest Spring Conservation Gathering
Northwest Spring Conservation Gathering

Time & Location

May 11, 2023, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT

The Enchanted Barn, 1543 6 1/2 Ave, Hillsdale, WI 54733, USA

About the Event

At this gathering, we will dig into the details on dirt—no, make that  soil! What can you learn about soil from the way it feels and smells?  What does its texture mean for how you manage it? For this event we'll  have some soil samples to investigate, but also invite you to bring  samples of your own if you'd like. Just dig a small amount (think  trowel, not spade) and place it in a bag or other container, and make a  note of the conditions where you collected it. No judgement here, we  just want to geek out a bit together on how truly fascinating soil is!

All women farmers, landowners and conservationists from Barron, Dunn, Polk Counties and surrounding counties are welcome to attend-- whatever your background, from beginners to experts! We can help connect you with practices and NRCS resources that support you  stewarding the long term health of your land.

We would love to have you join us for this event, share stories, and enjoy delicious wood-fired pizza together, and if you want, stay later to network more and enjoy some locally crafted brews and live local music at the beautiful Enchanted Barn in Barron County!

Speakers: We'll be joined by NRCS Soil Conservationists Jamie Kraklow of Clark County and Amberly Barry of Dunn and Barron County.

Wisconsin Women in Conservation Host:  Stephanie Coffman, Marbleseed

Location:  The Enchanted Barn 

Event Details:

  • Event is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.
  • All women, or anyone who identifies as such in a significant way, are welcome to attend – from  landowners to farmers to conservationist enthusiasts – whatever your background, from beginners to experts! Our WiWiC events follow a Learning Circle model, with ample time and a safe space for story sharing, networking and collaborative learning. We all have something to both share and learn together.
  • 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 you are welcome to bring your children.  We will have some independent kids activities available.

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.  A five-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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