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Women, Farming, and the Future: Your Land, Your Decisions

Join the Iowa Environmental Council on Thursday, July 18 from 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the beautifully restored Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa. This is event is designed to help women landowners and managers who face challenges as they manage farm ground in an environment often dominated by men. Attendees will get practical advice about communicating with tenants, drafting leases that include conservation easements, securing additional income from wind and solar energy, understanding health and economic benefits of clean water.

Event Agenda: 

11:00 – 11:30AM – Registration Meet and Greet

11:30AM–12:30PM – “Experiences Managing Iowa Farms” 
                                  Kick-Off Speaker Carole Reichardt – Lunch Provided

12:30 –1:15PM – Straight Talk with Tenants: Top 10 Objections and How to Overcome Them                                     Mollie Aronowitz, Peoples Land Management Company;

                                 Sarah Carlson, Practical Farmers of Iowa; 

                             Carole Reichardt, Iowa land owner;
                             Chris Henning, Iowa, Landowner, trainer/facilitator
1:15 – 1:45PM – How to Decide What Conservation Practices Make Sense for You
                           Julie Falcon, Certified Technical Service Provider   
1:45 – 2:10PM – Strategic Communications and Tools How To Talk with Tenants 
                           Small group breakout session– each small group led by one of the experts
2:10 - 2:30PM – BREAK
2:30 – 3:00PM – Additional Income Sources from Renewable Energy
                           Kerri Johannsen, IEC Energy Program Director
3:00 - 3:30PM – Incorporating Conservation into Your Land Lease Agreements
                          Anna Gray, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
3:30 – 4:00PM – Economic and Health Facts in Favor of Water Protection
                           Alicia Vasto, IEC Water Policy Specialist
4:00 – 4:30PM – How to Draft a Wind Turbine Siting Easement
                           Erin Herbold-Swalwell, Brick Gentry P.C. 
 4:30 – 5:00PM – Wrap-Up, “Burning Questions”, and Thank You! 
                            Join other attendees in the Hotel Pattee Lounge for conversation following the meeting.