Welcome to the Buchanan County Chapter of
Women, Land and Legacy

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 women 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.

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Upcoming Buchanan Co. WLL Events

MAR 24, 2020

Healthy Soils: What’s The Key?


6-8:00 PM
Heartland Acres  Theater Room
2600 Swan Lake Blvd • Independence, Iowa

Join NRCS Soil Scientist for a presentation on understanding the basics of soil health and how that relates to thriving land. This event is free and open to the public. Women are strongly encourage to attend.

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APR 2, 2020

Stress Management in Ag – BBQ Cookout
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Program Begins
4-H Building, Buchanan Co Fairgrounds
Independence, Iowa

While Farmers Face Frequent Uncertainty, Farmer Jeff Ditzenberger Says They Are Not Alone


Over 25 years ago, Jeff Ditzenberger a corn and soybean farmer, tried to commit suicide. Fortunately, his story didn’t end there. He got help, found ways to manage the stress and still farms in his small Wisconsin town.


“Between what prices are and some of the stress that goes along with just the daily grind, it kind of gets to a person after awhile,” Ditzenberger said. “You wonder what you are doing wrong.”

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We hope you’ll join us!

Past Events Include: 

Estate & Transition Planning – 2 Part Series
Grain Marketing
Fall Pumpkin Craft/Social
Best Habits for Maintaining Farm Records
Holiday Cookie Exchange
Women In Ag Conference
Boots in the Barn – 3 Part Series for Women in Beef Production

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If you are looking for beef, lamb, pork or goat meat consider purchasing from the county fair sale. Not sure how it all works give the Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach office a call and they will walk you through it. It is easier than you think!Local Buchanan County 4-H Auction Buyers may buy beef, swine, sheep and goats for market as they have in past years. Trucks and markets have been secured. Questions? Call the Extension Office 319-334-7161. The Auction is Saturday, July 11 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Fairgrounds! See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget the Buchanan County Farmer's Market starts this weekend!Just a reminder: the Independence Farmer's Market starts Saturday, June 13. Local vendors may bring their contracts and payment with them that first day, June 13. Only farm products and food are allowed to be sold at farmers markets, at this time. The full-season fee is $50 or $10 per time until $50 is reached. Proclamation located in link: https://iowaagriculture.gov/sites/default/… ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

Alissa Gardner

Hey ladies! Anyone in Buchanan county planning on growing hemp this year? I live in Rowley and own Farm to Health Organics and am looking for more hemp farmers. I have been researching the hemp industry for years and would love to chat with any of you who are interested. PM or call/text 319.540.7353 ... See MoreSee Less

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We are very excited for this night of fellowship and learning featuring Jeff Ditzenberger and Pete Burmeister. The dinner is free but we ask that you RSVP at 319-334-7161, wll.buchanan.women@gmail.com or by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/136198544470499/

Thank you to our sponsors Hertz Farm Management, Inc., Ag View Solutions, Buchanan County Dairy Producers and Buchanan County Cattlemen's Association.
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We would like to thank our sponsors:
Farmers State Bank,Winthrop Vet Clinic,
Fairchild Feed & Supply & B and B Farm Store for bringing the ISU Extension 3-part series, Boots in the Barn, to Buchanan County!
Because of these supportive businesses, approximately 50 women and 20 youth received valuable information on feeding, nutrition, calving and production costs for cattle production.
We truly thank all of our attendees and look forward to seeing everyone at future events!
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Listening to Women to Connect Them With Resources For Making Informed Decisions For Their Land and Communities