2016 Annual Conference Presentation Materials

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FRIDAY, Nov. 4

Focus on Permaculture (Rosenow C and D).
Presenters: Paula Westmoreland and Lindsay Rebhan of Ecological Design, Minneapolis, MN; Clare Hintz of Elsewhere Farm, Herbster, WI; and Lilian Hill of Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture, Kykotsmovi, AZ. Moderator: Karryn Olson-Ramanujan.
Resource Listing from Wall Sheets (PDF, 104 KB)

Ecofeminism and Women’s Leadership (Terrace).
Presenters: WFAN founding mothers Danielle Wirth and Betty Wells, with WFAN board members.
Ecofeminism Intensive PowerPoint Slides (PDF, 190 KB)
Kruzic and Carter Essay from
Fracture (PDF,  2 MB)
Quilt of Ecological Feminism (Wirth & Boddy) (PDF, 1 MB)

Permaculture film INHABIT (Steinhart Lodge). Film website is here.


8 a.m.  – Keynote address: Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, lead permaculture teacher and founding board member for the Finger Lakes (New York) Permaculture Institute.
Co-Creating our Regenerative Future: Why Permaculture? Why Women? Why Now? (PDF, 2 MB) – includes Karryn’s speech text
She invites you to follow her on Facebook or visit her Regenepreneurs website.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Workshop Session 1

Online Marketing for Farms (Terrace A).
Presenter: Ash Bruxvoort, Central Iowa local food coordinator.
Online Marketing for Farm Businesses (PDF, 5.7 MB)
Handouts (PDF, 86 KB)
Talking Points (PDF, 112 KB)

Community Food Security and Economic Development through Food Sovereignty and Capacity Building (Terrace B).
Presenters: Emma O’Polka and Mary Augustine, MFSI.

Carbon Farming for Soil Health (Rosenow C & D).
Presenter: Crystal Powers, University of Nebraska Extension engineer.
Carbon Farming (PDF, 12.1 MB)

11 a.m. – noon – Workshop Session 2

Agroforestry: Creating Opportunities for Productive Conservation (Terrace A).
Presenter: Kate MacFarland, USDA National Agroforestry Center.
Creating Opportunities for Productive Conservation (PDF, 4.8 MB)

Beyond Startup: Growing Your Perennial Farm (Terrace B).
Presenters: Erin Schneider, Hilltop Community Farm, and Clare Hintz, Elsewhere Farm (both in Wisconsin).
Clare’s Presentation (PDF, 9.6 MB)
Erin’s Presentation (PDF, 4.9 MB)
Liberating Questions: Heirarchy (PDF, 69 KB)
Ecocycle Planning Handout (PDF, 344 KB)
Liberating Structures website
Clare’s websites: www.elsewherefarm.com and www.womenfarmstories.com.

Farm Diversification Dollars: Farmstays, Value-Added Products, On-Farm Food Service and More! (Rosenow C & D).
Presenter: Lisa Kivirist, owner of Inn Serendipity and director of the MOSES Rural Women’s Project.

2 – 3:30 p.m. – Workshop Session 3

Native Gardeners Seed-Saving Workshop (Terrace A).
Presenters: April Goettle and Barbara Salvatore, Santee Community Food Sovereignty Project.
GMOs vs. Biodiversity (PDF, 1 MB)
Sacred Seeds and Three Sisters (PDF, 4.9 MB)
Seed Carrier (original reading by Barbara Salvatore; PDF, 647 KB)
Slide Show Outline (B. Salvatore; PDF, 721 KB)
Beginning Seed Saving Techniques (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Three Sisters Handout (PDF, 530 KB)
Wild Plants (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Video on Sacred Seed Project in Omaha (from Harvest Public Media, Nov. 8, 2015, 3:04)

Women Transitioning the Farm: Empowering Women to Achieve Financial, Family, and Personal Goals (Terrace B).
Presenters: Susan Stokes, Hellmuth & Johnson Law Firm, Minneapolis, MN; Amy Swoboda, Legal Aid of Nebraska; and Denise O’Brien, WFAN co-founder and board member of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT).
Transitioning the Farm Presentation (PDF, 3.4 MB)

Building a Regenerative Farm (Rosenow C & D).
Presenters: Paula Westmoreland and Lindsay Rebhan, Ecological Design, Minneapolis, MN.

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