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Tama County Women, Land and Legacy event set Aug. 27

Grain Handling Safety Is Topic

August 20, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama County's Women, Land, and Legacy will hold its 18th event, Grain Handling Safety, on Monday, Aug. 27, at Southard Implement, 1702 E. 5th Street in Tama (Business Hwy 30 E). Registration and dessert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting following, 7-9 p.m.

The evening's topics will include safety involving tractors, augers, grain carts and wagons, grain bins and pto's presented by LaMar Grafft from Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health. LaMar spoke on farm trauma during Tama County's 2009 WLL safety series.

An RSVP is encouraged. Please call Melody Bro at 641-484-2702, extension 120 by Friday, August 24th. This meeting is free and open to the public. Both men and women with an interest in land and/or agriculture are welcome to attend.

Several local agencies are working to bring Women, Land and Legacy to Tama County-- Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Tama County Extension Service, Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development, and the Tama Soil & Water Conservation District. Special thanks to the ladies who serve on the Women, Land, and Legacy Core Committee: Rebecca Hosek, Julia Babinat, Margaret Babinat, Glenda Devick, Pat Oettchen, Georgette Edel, Frances Bacon, Karla Novotny 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 Melody Bro at the Tama Soil & Water Conservation District at 641-484-2702, extension 120; email:; or contact the TDD# or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.



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