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Closing the Deal with Rural Landowners Workshop

Learn the tricks of the trade from the Chesapeake watershed’s most successful conservation field people. If you want rural landowners to say “yes” to voluntary conservation practices and easements, this course is for you.

This workshop is designed for early-to-mid-career field outreach staff at soil conservation districts, land trusts—anyone working directly with landowners to help implement voluntary conservation practices on farm and forest lands. It explores the demographics and decision-making of rural landowners and perceived benefits and barriers of conservation practices and easements, and will assist field staff to cultivate and maintain stronger relationships with landowners to help them reach a decision to pursue conservation on their property. This workshop includes three 90-minute blocks of information and interactive learning, plus a working lunch. Workshop content is based in part on surveys and focus groups of conservation field staff identified by their peers as being especially effective at working with farm and forest landowners to implement voluntary conservation practices.

For more information, see the attached flyer or contact Jennifer Miller Herzog, Land Trust Alliance, jmillerherzog@lta.org, 406-580-6410. Registration is required; see below for details.

Tuesday, November 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Augusta County Public Library—Main Library, 1759 Jefferson Highway, Fishersville, VA 22939.

Register here.