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Tama County Women, Land and Legacy Project to Hold Second Workshop in Summer Safety Series

July 15, 2009
Traer Star-Clipper

Tama County's local Women, Land, and Legacy group will hold the second workshop of its summer safety events on Monday, July 20. LaMar Grafft of the AgriSafe Network will present on responses to farm emergencies.

This workshop will be held at the North Tama Activity Center, 212 N. Main Street in Traer. Registration and dessert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting following, 7:00-9:30. The meeting is open to the general public.

An RSVP is encouraged. Please call 641-484-2702 by Friday, July 17th.

The final event in this safety series will be a tractor safety workshop at Southard Implement, Tama, on August 24. This safety series will be followed by a hands-on farm equipment workshop on September 14 at Southard's in Tama.

Several local agencies are working to bring Women, Land and Legacy to Tama County: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Farm Service Agency, Tama County's Iowa State University Extension Service, Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development, Tama Soil & Water Conservation District and the ladies who serve on Tama County's Women, Land, and Legacy Core Committee: Rebecca Hosek, Julia Babinat, Margaret Babinat, Glenda Devick, Pat Oettchen, Georgette Edel, Frances Bacon, and Jan Wobeter.

In recent years, women's roles in Iowa agriculture have changed dramatically. It has become more and more evident there is a need to reach out to women at the local level and to help them make connections they may find helpful as landowners, farmers, and other important role-players in our state's largest industry.

In response to this increasing need, the USDA State Outreach Council has designed the program Women, Land and Legacy: Building Your Farm's Future Today. Through small group dialogue and focused conversation, women listen to each other and bring ideas together to coordinate connections with each other, with information, with local and statewide resources, and with others in their communities. This grassroots program is currently active in numerous Iowa counties.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this event should contact the Tama Soil & Water Conservation District at 641-484-2702, email, or contact the TDD# or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. USDA and Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability.



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