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  • Writer's pictureKriss Marion

WiWiC Educator Network Launch Video: Oct 28

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

We kicked off the first-of-its-kind Wisconsin Women in Conservation Educator Network on October 28 with over 80 attendees. The group covered a lot of ground, from Learning Circles to Soil Texture Pyramid tattoos. WI NRCS State Conservationist Angela Biggs addressed the Educator Network with a state-of-the-state talk on why reaching out to women farmers and landowners is so essential. More than 35% of Wisconsin’s primary farm operators are women, and 22% of those operators have been farming 10 years or less: women need to be a priority for conservation educators. WiWiC Research Partners Jean Eells and Rebecca Christoffel presented their first year of research on how women landowners learn and are empowered to act. You can watch the full recording of the event below.

The WiWiC Educator Network will continue to meet bi-annually, with the next Meet Up Scheduled on Zoom for March 8, 10-11am. If you are a conservation professional or volunteers who works with women landowners in Wisconsin, we'd love to have you join us. You can sign up now HERE. Watch Facebook and sign up for our newsletter to be notified of in-person regional WiWiC Educator Network Happy Hours in 2022.

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