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

How I Lead: Katie Rock

How I Lead: Katie Rock

Katie Rock was elected as a Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District commissioner in 2016. She shares what inspired her to run and her story with us in this How I Lead interview. Katie will be on the lunch panel at our next Plate to Politics workshop in Des Moines on March 18. Learn… Continue Reading

Iowa’s Conservation Partnership Day Includes WFAN Programs

Iowa’s Conservation Partnership Day Includes WFAN Programs

WFAN collaborator Jean Eells represented the Women Caring for the Land program at Iowa’s Conservation Partnership Day at the Iowa Capitol on January 17. Susan Kozak, Mines and Minerals Bureau Chief of IDALS Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality represented Women, Land and Legacy. This was the first time the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, Women Caring… Continue Reading

Iowa’s Sensitive Crop Registry Receives Updates

Iowa’s Sensitive Crop Registry Receives Updates

FieldWatch™ directory will replace Iowa’s current registry with goal to improve communication between farmers and applicators Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey today encouraged Iowans with pesticide sensitive crops and apiaries to register their locations using the Department’s new sensitive crop registry through FieldWatch™, Inc. FieldWatch™ is a non-profit company that was… Continue Reading

Farmer Profile: Becky Olson of Autumn Moon Farm, Inc.

Farmer Profile: Becky Olson of Autumn Moon Farm, Inc.

Autumn Moon Farm, Inc., is a former dairy operation and current hop and grain producer, located just outside Belleville, Wisconsin. We asked Becky Olson, who owns and operates the farm with her husband Steve Haak, to tell us about the evolution of the farm, and plans for its future. Tell us about your farm operation.… Continue Reading

Women Landowner Photovoice Exhibit at Reiman Gardens

Women Landowner Photovoice Exhibit at Reiman Gardens

“River Stories: Views from an Iowa Watershed,” a Photovoice exhibit co-sponsored by the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, is on display at Reiman Gardens now through March. Part of the display will also be shown at the Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference this Friday, January 20, 2017. Danielle Wirth, WFAN co-founder, will lead a brown… Continue Reading

Build Your Small Farm or Value Added Ag Business Plan

Build Your Small Farm or Value Added Ag Business Plan

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a program that helps women interested in starting or expanding a value added ag businesses. The course begins Friday, February 3, 2017, in Ames.  Women Planning Value Added Ag Businesses is a six-week course designed to help women interested in starting or expanding local foods, small-scale, niche,… Continue Reading

Women Farmer Meet-Up: Five Ideas Gleaned from Three Conferences

Women Farmer Meet-Up: Five Ideas Gleaned from Three Conferences

by Lisa Kivirist (Reposted with permission from the UC Food Observer.) Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania. Over the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to hit the road and attend and speak at three different women farmer conferences, meeting over 600 inspiring female farmers, educators and activists along the way. Now an average day for me back… Continue Reading

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