2017 WFAN Annual Conference Reading List and Important Updates

2017 WFAN Annual Conference Reading List and Important Updates

The 2017 WFAN Annual Conference is just around the corner and we are busy preparing for three awesome and inspiring days of connecting and empowering women in food and sustainable agriculture. Our conference mugs (the giveaway item this year) arrived today—just in time for rainy fall weather! We’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the organization… Continue Reading

Book Review: Good Apples: Behind Every Bite

Book Review: Good Apples: Behind Every Bite

by Patti Naylor, WFAN Board Member  The apple. So simple and sweet. It can be found in school children’s lunchboxes and on teacher’s desks. In a bowl on the kitchen counter. On trees in backyards and in multi-generational family-owned orchards. Apples are as American as pie. Yet, taking a look at the apple and all… Continue Reading

Beginning Women Farmers Network with Seasoned Farmers

Beginning Women Farmers Network with Seasoned Farmers

On a rainy September day, aspiring and beginning women farmers gathered in western Iowa for a day of networking, resource sharing, and farm tours. Participants ranged in age, background, and vision of farming and being good food advocates. One participant sought more information on managing her family’s farmland while also making connections to support her… Continue Reading

How I Lead: Sharon Warner Researches, Organizes Rural Feminists

How I Lead: Sharon Warner Researches, Organizes Rural Feminists

As a software developer working in Washington DC, Sharon Warner might not seem like the woman to start an organization called Rural Feminist. But that’s exactly what she did this spring after conducting approximately 50 interviews with rural women across the United States. “After the last election I really noticed how much of a divide… Continue Reading

Carly McAndrews Gains Experience on Farms Across United States

Carly McAndrews Gains Experience on Farms Across United States

Carly McAndrews learned about WFAN’s Beginning and Aspiring Learning Circle through her co-worker, Molly Schintler. “The day I met Molly she put me in touch with Wren at WFAN. I was amazed to learn about the large community of female farmers in this area,” she said. Since her first farm job in 2011, Carly has… Continue Reading

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