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May 4, 2021

Wisdom from a Woman

“Done is better than perfect.”
- Sheryl Sandberg
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Women Farmers & Ranchers on the Rise
Get the Facts About Idaho Women in Ag
Webinars with Idaho Farm Women
Sit Down & Take 5
Q & A Corner
Welcome to the Idaho Women in Ag monthly newsletter!

In this monthly newsletter, we will share interesting facts about Idaho women in ag, provide updates about the project, share resources developed specifically for farm women, and answer some of your questions. We are always interested in improving our programming and are happy to modify our newsletter content to meet your needs. Please tell us how we can help you achieve your farm or ranch goals. Submit your questions in the Q & A Corner section or contact me directly! 

Colette DePhelps
Women Farmers &
Ranchers on the Rise
On March 2, 2021, the Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise project launched the statewide Idaho Women Farmer and Rancher Survey to understand the challenges and opportunities facing Idaho's women in agriculture and how educational programs can better support them.

Between March 2 and April 30, 464 women from 40 counties across the state completed the full survey.

The graphic below illustrates the survey responses by University of Idaho Extension Districts.
Learn more about the project here
Questions? Contact Colette DePhelps or Ryanne Pilgeram
Get the Facts About Idaho's
Women in Agriculture
Webinars with
Idaho Women in Ag
Webinar Spotlight:
Encouraging Native Pollinators with Plant Diversity
Presenter: Susan Fleugel, Working Gloves Farm
Find slide handouts, additional resources, and more
previously recorded webinars here.
Sit Down & Take 5
This is your go-to place for learning about the educational programs and projects for women in Idaho and beyond.
May's feature is:

American Farmland Trust
Women for the Land

"The future of agriculture is increasingly female.
43 percent of U.S. farmland —nearly 388 million acres— is now farmed or co- farmed by women. Many of these women have a strong conservation ethic and are deeply committed to healthy farmland, farm families, and farm communities."

Learn more about the Women for the Land here.
Women for the Land in the Pacific Northwest:
An Interview with Sara Mader of Palouse Brand

"Join us for a conversation with Sara Mader, Chief Executive Officer at Palouse Brand, a fifth-generation farm operation producing grains, dry beans, and pulses in southeast Washington State."
Find more interviews, updates, testimonials, regional learning circles and more on the Women for the Land webpage
Q & A Corner
Welcome to the Q & A Corner
Do you have a question you haven't been able to answer?
Are you looking for information or resources about a topic?
We can help with that!

Click here to submit a question
A farmer asked:
What easement programs are offered in Idaho?

Here is the answer:
The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho "offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment." All NRCS easement programs are voluntary. Idaho NRCS provides technical help and financial assistance, but local landowners and organizations are essential for making NRCS easement programs successful.

In Idaho, there are two primary easement programs offered:
1. Agricultural Easement Program (ACEP)
This program includes Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) that focus on helping the landowners of working farms and ranches keep their land in agriculture as cropland, pastureland, grassland, rangeland, or non-industrial private forest lands. It also includes Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE) that help protect, store, and enhance wetlands that are being farmed or have been converted.
Learn more about the benefits, eligibility, and application requirements for ACEP here

2. Healthy Forests Reserve Program
The Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP) helps landowners restore, enhance, and protect forestland resources on private lands through easements and financial assistance. HRFP supports endangered and threatened species recovery, improves plant and animal biodiversity, and enhances carbon sequestration.
Learn more about the benefits, eligibility, and application requirements for HFRP here

To learn more about the programs and services offered in Idaho, view this recorded webinar from NRCS Idaho:
State Programs and Technical Services Webinar (recorded)
Hosted by: NRCS Idaho
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