USDA Diversity Day Highlights Women Ag. Outreach Groups, Recognizes Emmet/Palo Alto Women, Land & Legacy

USDA Diversity Day Highlights Women Ag. Outreach Groups, Recognizes Emmet/Palo Alto Women, Land & Legacy

By Wren Almitra, Women, Land and Legacy Coordinator  In March I presented at the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) annual Diversity Day meeting, which this year highlighted women’s agricultural outreach groups (March was also Women’s History Month). Speaking to nearly 800 NRCS employees, my goal was to emphasize the immense positive impact Women, Land &… Continue Reading

2018 WFAN Annual Conference Registration Open

2018 WFAN Annual Conference Registration Open

You are changing foodscapes. You’re growing food, preserving soil, running for office, advocating for change, and so much more every day. You’re not afraid to do things a little differently. You lead by example and you’re willing to move people to action with your own stories. It’s hard, often isolating, and so important. Every year… Continue Reading

Guest Post: Sepia-toned Storytelling by The Anxious Shepherdess

Guest Post: Sepia-toned Storytelling by The Anxious Shepherdess

by Maja Black, originally posted on The Anxious Shepherdess  I have not written in a long time. Many reasons for that, including the instant choke-hold having an audience (albeit a small one) put on my writing confidence, but mostly because there have been some crappy things at the farm and that’s hard to write about. A… Continue Reading

Plate to Politics Workshops Begin April 7

Plate to Politics Workshops Begin April 7

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network is pleased to announce their upcoming Plate to Politics workshops in Decorah, Iowa, and Peninsula, Ohio. These one-day workshops provide hands-on skills training to women in food justice and sustainable agriculture who want to play a critical role in transforming our nation’s food system. The workshops will be held from… Continue Reading

Women Caring for the Land Workshops Begin March 1

Women Caring for the Land Workshops Begin March 1

Have you inherited farmland you are managing alone or with siblings? Or perhaps you are widowed and trying to manage alone? Do you own more than 40 acres, with some in crops? If this describes you, we invite you to have lunch with us to meet and talk with other women like you. Our Women… Continue Reading

Tina Bakehouse Builds Community Through Storytelling, Farming

Tina Bakehouse Builds Community Through Storytelling, Farming

by Ash Bruxvoort “For me, being part of Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development and Southwest Iowa has been letting go of a lens of scarcity,” Tina Bakehouse told me after I met her at a Beginning and Aspiring Women Farmer Learning Circle in Hancock, Iowa, during the fall of 2017. Her passion for Southwest… Continue Reading

Female Farmer Project Podcast Features WFAN Director

Female Farmer Project Podcast Features WFAN Director

Do you ever feel like you are the only one in the room? The only woman farming, the only person speaking up, the only community member advocating for change, the only woman in the room period? Being the only one is an incredibly isolating experience, which is why WFAN’s programs focus on bringing folks like… Continue Reading

National Farmers Union: How will you advance women leaders?

National Farmers Union: How will you advance women leaders?

by Ash Bruxvoort, Plate to Politics Coordinator (all photos by Hannah Packman, National Farmers Union) This January I was fortunate to get a break from the cold Iowa winter and spend three days in San Diego with approximately 90 women at the National Farmers Union Women’s Conference. This conference was particularly exciting because NFU decided… Continue Reading

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