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Wisconsin Women in Conservation Week July 12-18 Highlights Contributions of Women Farmers and Landowners along with Conservation Professionals and Educators


July 15, 2021

Photo courtesy of Kriss Marion

Angela Biggs, NRCS Wisconsin State Conservationist. She is only the second woman to head Wisconsin NRCS.

Citing the growing influence of women owning and managing land in Wisconsin, as well as the historic contributions of women conservation professionals and educators, Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed July 12-18 Wisconsin Women in Conservation Week. A coalition of agriculture and conservation organizations plans to commemorate the week with a Conservation Educators Happy Hour and by announcing a series of summer conservation education field days and in-person workshops.

The proclamation reads, in part:

"Whereas; women landowners in Wisconsin understand the importance of collaborative conse...

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