Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) is a USDA education and outreach program that has impacted thousands of Iowa women in agriculture. Working locally in counties throughout the state WLL empowers female landowners and farmers to be agents of positive change in their communities through active participation, educational sessions and networking opportunities.
WLL provides participants opportunities to inform agencies what their needs are and bridges partnerships between government, non-profit organizations, faith based and community groups. These partners provide local, relevant information, speakers, and resources to local women so they can make the best farming and conservation choices for their land. All of the local work is facilitated through a core group, called the “local team”, which is made up of members of these partner groups as well as women landowners and farmers. Women, Land & Legacy is a bottom-up, locally led program.
For a map and a list of our local teams, click here.
For women to inform agencies and organizations of their needs and what the agencies and organizations can do to help meet those needs.
To develop a local network of agricultural women who will decide what programs, projects, and information they need to assist them in their farming and conservation decision making.
Women, Land and LegacySM helps agricultural women come together to converse, listen and become empowered to act on their landscape and in their community.
Through small group dialogue and focused conversation processes used by Women, Land, and LegacySM, Iowa agricultural women are given the opportunity to inform agencies and organizations of their strengths and needs and what specific outreach strategies would serve them best.
Read more about this project and its impact under Findings & Reports.
Download the Women, Land & Legacy brochure.