Wisconsin Women in Conservation
Wisconsin Women in Conservation is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Renewing the Countryside, Marbleseed, and Wisconsin Farmers Union. WiWiC brings together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities. This is a three-year, multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Women landowners are a growing demographic. The 2017 Census recorded 38,509 female producers in Wisconsin, showing that women make up 35% of all producers in the state. WiWiC is here to connect women, empower women, educate women, and inspire women, for the sake of the land, but also because of the great satisfaction and healing experienced through stewardship.