3 Reasons You Should Participate in the Census of Ag

3 Reasons You Should Participate in the Census of Ag

WFAN highly encourages all women farmers to participate in the U.S. Census of Agriculture. If you’ve never participated before there is still time to get counted. Go to www.agcensus.usda.gov and click on the ‘Make Sure You Are Counted’ button (it’s towards the bottom of the page) through June. Not sure why you should participate? Here… Continue Reading

Tama Co. Women, Land & Legacy Celebrates 10th year, 30th Event

Tama Co. Women, Land & Legacy Celebrates 10th year, 30th Event

Women, Land & Legacy has been a growing program since 2004, made possible only by the commitment and great outreach efforts from our local teams across Iowa. Tama County’s WLL team has been one of the longest-running groups now celebrating 10 years of local programming for women in Tama and surrounding counties. Their 30th event,… Continue Reading

Farmer Profile: Jenny Quiner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Farmer Profile: Jenny Quiner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Jenny Quiner is a beginning woman urban farmer in Des Moines, Iowa. We recently asked her how community involvement has helped her market and grow her farming operation and how her farm is changing in year two. Thanks for sharing your experience with us Jenny! Tell us about your farm operation. Dogpatch Urban Gardens (DUG)… Continue Reading

Aspiring & Beginning Women Farmer Learning Circle Set for May

Aspiring & Beginning Women Farmer Learning Circle Set for May

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network’s Harvesting Our Potential program is providing a Learning Circle and Farm Tour event for aspiring and beginning women farmers. If you’re dreaming of farming one day or are actively working to start your farm, this is one you shouldn’t miss! The all-day event on May 8 includes farm tours… Continue Reading

Plate to Politics Trains Women to Lead in Iowa

Plate to Politics Trains Women to Lead in Iowa

On March 18, 2017, WFAN’s Plate to Politics program facilitated a workshop for fifteen women in food and agriculture at Gravitate in Des Moines, Iowa. The workshop trained women how to lead and motivate people to action by sharing their unique stories, which is the first skill women running for office need to perfect. A… Continue Reading

How I Lead: Erica Roth

How I Lead: Erica Roth

Women, food and agriculture have at least one thing in common: They’re underrepresented in politics. WFAN’s Plate to Politics program works to encourage women in food and agriculture to run for office at all levels of government. Erica Roth never imagined herself involved in politics until she moved to a tiny farm in rural Green… Continue Reading

Debra Robinson Tackles the Tractor and Lots More as a HOP Mentee

Debra Robinson Tackles the Tractor and Lots More as a HOP Mentee

by Leigh Adcock Aspiring farmers of both genders express the need for on-farm work experience to help them become successful beginning farmers. For women, they tell us that working with experienced female farmers is crucial, as they make their way into the male-dominated field of farming. WFAN has provided on-farm work experiences for aspiring women… Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor 101 Recording Available

Letters to the Editor 101 Recording Available

On March 18, 2017 WFAN’s Plate to Politics program hosted a Letters to the Editor 101 webinar focused on writing opinion pieces with an ecofeminist perspectie. Presenters included Angie Carter, Environmental Sociologist at Augustana College; Patti Edwardson, Farmer in Greene County, Iowa; and Ahna Kruzic, Publications & Communications Coordinator at Food First. Together they will… Continue Reading

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