American Farmland Trust Women for the Land learning circles for March in the San Joaquin Valley, California

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Gianna Banducci, American Farmland Trust

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, announces two new Women for the Land learning circles for March in the San Joaquin Valley, California.

Launched in California last November, AFT’s Women for the Land program supports women landowners in accessing resources and building strong networks around conservation. The learning circles serve as a unique and important forum for landowners to connect with each other and resource providers. Learning circles bring together women who already own, co-own, or may soon be purchasing or inheriting agricultural land.

Hosted in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the University of California Cooperative Extension, AFT invites both operating and non-operating women landowners in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties to join us.

San Joaquin County Learning Circle Date & Time: Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Location: San Joaquin County Ag Center

To register, visit: farmland.org/SanJoaquinCountyLearningCircle or call 916-448-1064.

Stanislaus County Learning Circle Date & Time: Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Location: Stanislaus County Ag Center

To register, visit: farmland.org/StanislausCountyLearningCircleor call 916-448-1064.

The learning circles will provide an overview of relevant support services—focused on land use, protection, and stewardship--for women landowners. During the learning circle, participants will receive a general introduction to the partners and agencies that can help them manage their land for long-term sustainability while also meeting and networking with other women landowners.

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American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms, No Food message. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and supported thousands of farm families.