WiWiC Educator  Conference: Lighting the Fire with Women Landowners

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WiWiC Educator Conference: Lighting the Fire with Women Landowners

Lighting the Fire with Women Landowners

By Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

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Date and time

Friday, April 28 · 9:30am - 3:30pm CDT


SentryWorld 601 Michigan Avenue North Stevens Point, WI 54481

About this event

  • 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join this inaugural convening of Wisconsin conservation educators to collaboratively strengthen outreach and support for women landowners and farmers. Hosted by Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC), this first-of-its-kind gathering will bring together conservation educators from across the state to connect, network and empower women working on the land, fanning the flames of Wisconsin’s conservation ethic among this increasingly powerful demographic.

  • Best practices in effective conservation education for women, including an introduction to Learning Circles by pioneering educators Jean Eells and Rebecca Christoffel
  • Data-driven communication & education strategies
  • Leadership to amplify women’s voices on boards, committees, and teams
  • Conservation career mentoring & support
  • Queen Bee Awards: Honoring educators who support women landowners

All Wisconsin conservation educators, both men and women, who are interested in learning effective ways of working with women landowners are welcome, particularly those who are passionate about empowering women in the conservation movement - from agency staff to non-profit organizations and educators in volunteer roles. Conservationists early in their careers, including students, are encouraged to attend.

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 (formerly MOSES). A 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.

About the organizer

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to nurture the ecological, social and economic resilience of food and farming systems through education, research, policy, and market development.

$25 – $35