About Our Team
Empowering Women Through Conversation

The Buchanan County Women, Land and Legacy team is made up of a group of volunteers from across the county who are involved in all facets of agriculture – land owners and operators, extension professionals, livestock producers and so much more.

We are always in need of more energetic ladies to join our local team. Are you interested?
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Become involved by participating in our Steering Committee or Friends of the WLL – all hands are welcome!
  • Steering Committee: Attend monthly meetings and take part in organizing and planning all aspects of local WLL programming and events.
  • Friends of WLL: For those who would like to support our group by providing hospitality/refreshments at educational programs and social events and assist with distributing promotional materials throughout the community.
Women, Land and Legacy (WLL) offers you the opportunity to network with other local women landowners and become well-informed decision makers of your land and farming operation.


Women, Land and Legacy was started in 2004 and is still expanding across Iowa.

Participating in WLL will help you answer your important questions like:

  • How much rent should I charge?
  • What type of leasing agreement should I use?
  • How do I find a renter that will manage my land the way I want it managed?
  • How do I protect the long-term sustainability of my land?
  • What are the other important issues I should be concerned about?

WLL involves government organizations and non-profit organizations that work with agricultural women in rural areas. The WLL local teams create a network of agricultural women who decide what programs, projects, and information they specifically need to assist them in farming and conservation decision making.

Meet the Buchanan Co. WLL Steering Committee
Independence, Iowa

Cattle. Chai Tea Lattes. Lipstick.

Winthrop, Iowa

Conservation Assistant.  Fair Junkie. Loves enjoying God’s Gifts

Aurora, Iowa

Beef Producer. Ag Banker. Horse Lover.

Lacy Short - Headshot
Masonville, Iowa

Beef Producer. Agri-Marketer. Turquoise Lover.

Independence, Iowa

Mom. Farm Wife. Grandma.

Erin Burmeister
Rowley, Iowa

Beef Producer. Educator. Mom.

Mt Auburn, Iowa

Home is my castle. Gardener (Weeder!). Pet Lover.