“Women Managing Farmland” Conference Wednesday in Charles City – KCHA News

More women than ever control Iowa’s farmland.

Nearly half of all farmland in Iowa is now owned by women and nearly 55% of leased farmland in Iowa, according to ISU Farm and Agribusiness Management Specialist Melissa O’Rourke. State belong to women.


O’Rourke says it’s proof of how the role of women in agriculture has changed and serves as the central theme for the Women Managing Farmland conference this week in Charles City.

O’Rourke says conference topics include farmland leases, land stewardship and farm transitions, while providing a great networking opportunity from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Floyd County Museum.

O’Rourke adds that the session also includes lunch, all free as part of a three-year, $300,000 USDA grant to help ISU Extension identify and study issues related to women in the Agriculture.

Pre-registration is required by Monday, January 10 with the Floyd County Extension Office in Charles City.

Women Managing Farmland: Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Floyd County Museum 500 Gilbert Street; Charles City 11am-1:30pm (light lunch included)

This gathering of women farmland owners will provide networking opportunities and resources for managing farmland, setting goals and planning for the future.

Topics will include:

Agricultural Land Leases—Legal Basis

Land Stewardship—Conservation Strategies

Agricultural transitions—future and family


Networking with women landowners

Planning and next steps

Pre-registration required before January 10

Floyd County Extension

112 Main Street N.

Charles City, IA 50616


[email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation requests, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.

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