2019 Mentor Application for Harvesting Our Potential Program is Open

Shea Velez-Westphal spent a month on Denise O’Brien’s farm learning about vegetable production.

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network is excited to launch our mentor application process for the Harvesting Our Potential program in 2019. This program helps train aspiring women farmers by giving them the opportunity to work with women who are already farming successfully.

Women entering farming are more likely than their male counterparts to first ask how their farms can support their families and their communities. This perspective leads to women having farms that are more diverse, more likely to grow produce, and more likely to raise small animals. By supporting women farmers we are not only helping to create entrepreneurs, we are helping to build community food security, bring more diversity to the landscape, and protect farmland into the future.

Call for Mentors

If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill out the application below. More program details can be found on the application landing page. Due to funding restrictions, all mentors will need to farm in Iowa. The deadline is February 5th, 2019.

Mentor Application. Please note that you will need to fill out the application at one time, there will not be a way to save your answers and return later.

You will receive an acknowledgment message when we’ve received your application, and we will contact you in February with potential mentee matches. We have the ability to support 10 pairs of farmers.

We will be posting a notice for mentee applications in late December. If you are an aspiring woman farmer and want to get on our contact list before the application comes out, please contact Wren Almitra, wren@wfan.org.

Questions? Contact HOP coordinator Wren Almitra, 215-384-3094, wren@wfan.org.

This program is made possible by our funders: Globetrotter Foundation, Iowa Women’s Foundation, Simply7.

PO Box 611
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 460-2477
Email: info@wfan.org