Tue, Mar 08

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WiWiC Conservation Educator Network Meet-Up

WiWiC Conservation Educator Network Spring Meet-Up

Connect and learn from other Wisconsin educators working with women landowners

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WiWiC Conservation Educator Network Spring Meet-Up

Time & Location

Mar 08, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

WiWiC Conservation Educator Network Meet-Up

About the Event

Are you a conservation educator working with women landowners in Wisconsin? 

A warm invite to join the WiWiC Conservation Educator Network at our March 8 Spring Meet-up.  

The WiWiC Conservation Educator Network is an inclusive network of conservation educators to collaboratively support each other in our conservation outreach and work.

The goal of this network, facilitated by the Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC), is to regularly connect educators who work with women farmers and landowners, to share best practices and challenges, to develop cooperative strategies for effective programming,  resource sharing, and how to work most effectively together. 

Topics for our March 8 Spring Meet-Up  (online via Zoom):

  • Educator Resource Share:  Diane Mayerfeld, Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator, UW-Madison, Extension will be sharing  USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) resources and grant and professional funding opportunities with USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)  as well as findings and next steps from the UW-Madison New Landowner Success project, a new statewide research project focused on better undertanding and supporting new landowners.
  • Educator Career Share:  Julie Peterson, Farm Bill Biologist with Pheasants Forever, offers reflections and advice on building a professional career as a woman working in conservation.
  • Network:  Meet other conservation educators statewide 
  • WiWiC Update:  Summer field days, virtual summer camp, July statewide happy hour meet-ups and more ways to connect!

Together, we will amplify support and bring together Wisconsin women farmers and landowners to collectively champion and celebrate land stewardship and conservation practices in our state.  We look forward to your being a part of this unique new initiative.  Anyone who works with Wisconsin women farmers and landowners, from agency and non-profit staff to educator volunteers and both men and women, are welcome to join the WiWiC Conservation Educator Network (free).

Note:  If you cannot attend on March 8 but would still like to be a part of this network and be informed of future events, please email eshekinah@michaelfields.org with your name, organization/position and contact information. This March 8 meet-up is one of two annual such gatherings via Zoom, with the second happening in fall, 2022.

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 the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (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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