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Wisconsin Women in Conservation

We talk to Mark Sommerhauser from Wisconsin Policy Forum about the new report on how Wisconsin is funding higher education.

Then we talk to Kriss Marion about Wisconsin Women in Conservation and Jane and Kristin can’t wait for their first field day with the group.

Guest: Mark Sommerhauser

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Wisconsin’s Higher Education Funding

Funding for Wisconsin’s public higher education systems is a tale of two stories, one that is funded eighth worst in the country and another that is fifth best, according to Wisconsin Policy Forums’ new report: Higher education funding stabilizes overall, but enrollment still falling

We talk to Commeducations Director and Policy Researcher, Mark Somerhauser about the trends in funding, the differences between our higher education programs, and the role declining enrollment plays.

Wisconsin Women in Conservation

We talk to the dynamic Kriss Marion about the incredible program, Wisconsin Women in Conservation. It’s a group meant to bring together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.

Check out The Journal Sentinel’s story on the group: Programs to help farmers often are built for men. A new conservation project is changing that.

And check out some of their upcoming events:

  1. Wisconsin Women in Conservation to host a full schedule of May Learning Circles across the state
    • Chippewa Falls, WI – As Spring starts to bring color back to the land, Wisconsin Women in Conservation is pleased to announce their schedule of May gatherings at inspiring venues across the state – from pizza barns to nature centers. All women farmers, landowners, and conservationists are welcome, as are women who are contemplating a purchase of property. WiWiC is working to build regional networks of women interested in land stewardship, and the majority of each event will be dedicated to peer-to-peer networking time. Registration is FREE at under Events.
  2. Upcoming “Digging Into Soil” Learning Circle Dates
    • North West Region, May 11, 3-6pm, The Enchanted Barn, Hillsdale
    • West Central Region, May 12, 1-4:30pm, Freedom Park, Prescott
    • North Central Region, May 18, 1-4pm, Nine Mile Recreation Center Chalet, Wausau
    • North East Region, May 19, 1-4pm Mosquito HIll Nature Center, New London

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