Conservation Reserve Program workshop for women

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:00am

Tuesday, April 11, Extension and Outreach Center, 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa

Women who own or manage farmland in Mahaska and surrounding counties are invited to participate. Registration, coffee, and resource sharing start at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting begging at 9 a.m. Lunch is provided. A field tour in the afternoon will highlight area CRP practices, with the meeting ending by 3 p.m.

RSVP by 4 p.m. Friday, April 7 to Wendi at (641) 673-3476,

Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland. Women landowners who attend will learn to improve and protect their soils and water through the use of targeted CRP practices. Special maps will be used to show how protecting soil can be profitable and there will be an introduction to how variable rate technology can play a role. Local agency staff will help explain the CRP program and the application process. 

The program is sponsored by FSA, Mahaska SWCD, NRCS, and Women, Food and Agriculture Network.