Plate to Politics Empowers Over 160 Women this Spring

Plate to Politics Empowers Over 160 Women this Spring

WFAN’s Plate to Politics program provided skills based political leadership training to over 160 women in food and agriculture this spring. Our spring workshop tour visited Des Moines, Iowa; East Troy, Wisconsin; Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and Tucson, Arizona. The one-day workshops trained women how to lead and motivate people to action by sharing their unique… Continue Reading

Choosing Your CRP Journey Helps Women Landowners Navigate Programs

Choosing Your CRP Journey Helps Women Landowners Navigate Programs

WFAN’s Women Caring for the Land program recently completed a new brochure for women landowners called “Choosing Your CRP Journey.” “Many women landowners have strong conservation values, but they aren’t participating in conservation programs in the numbers that they should,” said Carol Schutte, WFAN’s Women Caring for the Land coordinator. “By creating a brochure specific… Continue Reading

Kristen Corey Reflects on Mentorship, 15 Years Later

Kristen Corey Reflects on Mentorship, 15 Years Later

Fifteen years ago Kristen Corey participated in a program called Life in Iowa through Iowa State University, which was an internship program that found positions for students to work in rural areas for nonprofits and other rural businesses. The purpose was to learn about living well, being connected in your local community, and the importance… Continue Reading

Learning Circle Focuses on Power of Networks

Learning Circle Focuses on Power of Networks

In early May, approximately 25 beginning and aspiring women farmers gathered in Solon, Iowa, for a day of networking, resource sharing, and farm tours. Participants of a variety of ages and backgrounds represented a range of experiences and visions, from conventional Midwest farmers dreaming of diversifying their crops to include fruits and veggies, to urban… Continue Reading

8 Ways to Homestead While Moving

8 Ways to Homestead While Moving

by Lisa Binegar  I was bitten by the homesteading, hobby farming, land-owning, want-my-hands-in-the-soil bug way back in 2009. Since then, due to my husband’s military obligations, we have moved three times with a fourth move on the horizon. This move will include a dog, two cats, 11 chickens, and an unknown number of seedlings I… Continue Reading

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