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

Plate to Politics Spring Workshops Announced!

Plate to Politics Spring Workshops Announced!

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network is pleased to announce their upcoming Plate to Politics workshops in Des Moines, Iowa; East Troy, Wisconsin; and the Twin Cities, Minnesota. The trainings will be held from 9:00-2:30/3:00 in March and April. The cost to attend is $20 with limited scholarships for registration and travel available. Individual workshop details… Continue Reading

How I Lead: Sarah Lloyd for Congress

How I Lead: Sarah Lloyd for Congress

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. Wisconsin dairy farmer Sarah Lloyd is one woman in agriculture who decided to step up and run for… Continue Reading

Profile: Locky Catron of CleBer LLC

Profile: Locky Catron of CleBer LLC

Locky Catron is a partner at CleBer LLC, and a recent graduate from Iowa State University in agricultural business. During her time at Iowa State she worked a variety of agricultural enterprises, including an organic farm in Oregon, a grain elevator, a hydroponic farm in Texas, and Iowa State’s horticultural resource farm. In this interview… Continue Reading

How I Lead: Women in Food and Agriculture March

How I Lead: Women in Food and Agriculture March

Millions attended the Women’s March in over 670 cities on January 21, 2017. Many women in the Women, Food and Agriculture Network attended marches across the United States. We asked our members about their experiences and how they felt food and agriculture issues were represented. Interested in sharing your experiences? Take our short survey here.… Continue Reading

Plate to Politics To Host Letters to the Editor 101 Webinar

Plate to Politics To Host Letters to the Editor 101 Webinar

Join WFAN’s Plate to Politics program for an educational webinar on writing effective letters to the editor with an ecofeminist lens on March 7 from 12-1 PM CST. Presenters include 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… Continue Reading

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