land http://iowapublicradio.org en Wild Horses Come to Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wild-horses-come-iowa <p>You have to weave between Amish buggies on the gravel road that leads to the Davis County Fairgrounds.<br /><br />There, this weekend, corrals are holding more than 30 burros and wild horses.<br /><br />Most of the animals quietly munch on hay. They pay little attention to the families and kids coming up to stalls.<br /><br />Dave Berg is a specialist for the Bureau of Land Management, or BLM.<br /> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:11:01 +0000 Kate Wells 220 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wild Horses Come to Iowa Women Take Over The Farm http://iowapublicradio.org/post/women-take-over-farm Transcript <p>GUY RAZ, HOST: <p>Staying in the middle of the country, you might have heard that America's farmers are getting older. Something else you probably know: women tend to outlive men. So do the math and what do you get? More women in charge of land and some who aren't really sure how to take care of it. So as Iowa Public Radio's Sarah McCammon reports, female conservationists are reaching out to this growing group.<p>SARAH MCCAMMON, BYLINE: Say you suddenly had 40 acres all yours. What would you do with it? Mon, 23 Apr 2012 02:23:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 267 at http://iowapublicradio.org For women farmland owners, a place at the (decision-making) table http://iowapublicradio.org/post/women-farmland-owners-place-decision-making-table <p>You&rsquo;ve probably heard that America&rsquo;s farmers are getting older. Something else you may know: women tend to outlive men. So, do the math, and what do you get? More women coming into agricultural land &ndash; and some who aren&rsquo;t really sure what to do with it. Conservationists say this shift is both a challenge &ndash; and an opportunity &ndash; for Iowa&rsquo;s farmland.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 802 at http://iowapublicradio.org For women farmland owners, a place at the (decision-making) table