Soil and Water Conservation Week Partnership Spotlight: E Resources Group

Soil and Water Conservation Week Partnership Spotlight: E Resources Group

In honor of Soil and Water Conservation Week, we have interviewed some of our partner organizations for the Watersheds & Waterways Program in order to share more about their organization and our partnership with them. E Resources Group Jean Eells, Director E Resources Group is organized by Jean Eells, working in Educational Program Evaluation, Education and Communications, Project Management and Facilitation, as well as Organizational Research. Jean describes herself as an independent contractor working in education for conservation topics within all types of organizations. “Some projects involve me putting together teams of skilled individuals to accomplish a job together, other times it’s me providing the insights and ideas for another team,” explained Jean. Eells also works with the program, Women Food and Agriculture Network, as well as Prairie Rivers of Iowa, to provide peer-to-peer learning circles for women farmers and landowners. These partnerships have proven a successful model to get conservation a part of the discussion for women involved in agriculture. Reaching women farmland...
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Women Caring for the Land Workshop Held in Stanhope

Women Caring for the Land Workshop Held in Stanhope

A group of women from in and around the Squaw Creek Watershed came together to participate in the “Women Caring for the Land” workshop held April 13, 2017 in Stanhope. This workshop, co-sponsored by Prairie Rivers of Iowa and the Women, Food, and Agriculture Network, offered participants the chance to discuss individual farm management practices with local conservationists in a relaxed, peer-to-peer format that fosters learning through hands-on demonstrations. “In order to spread awareness and increase implementation of conservation practices in the watershed, we have utilized tools like the Women Caring for the Land model to target specific groups of landowners in the watershed,” said Kayla Hasper, Watershed Coordinator at Prairie Rivers of Iowa. The morning was spent at the Stanhope Community Center learning about assessing and improving soil health. Jean Eells, owner of E Resources Group, provided a demonstration of a slake test, which measures the stability of soil when it is exposed to a sudden onslaught of water. Another demonstration showed...
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