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

Meghan Buell Brings Transgender Education to Rural Communities

Meghan Buell Brings Transgender Education to Rural Communities

by Ash Bruxvoort Meghan Buell is not afraid to be vulnerable to change the conversation. She founded Transgender Resource, Education, and Enrichment Services (TREES, Inc.) in 2015 to conduct transgender awareness presentations in rural communities, conduct transgender training and deliver transgender resources to these communities in hopes of educating the residents, community leaders, businesses and… Continue Reading

Women Farmers Urged to Complete Census of Agriculture before February

Women Farmers Urged to Complete Census of Agriculture before February

Throughout December, producers will receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA NASS). The deadline to respond is February 5, 2018. Producers can respond online at www.agcensus.usda.gov or by mail. The Census of Agriculture highlights the characteristics and practices of landowners and operators, including their gender. It hasn’t always been… Continue Reading

WFAN Staff Build Network, Skills at Summer Conferences

WFAN Staff Build Network, Skills at Summer Conferences

WFAN program staff are always working to expand our network and our knowledge and skills in sustainable agriculture and food justice. In the past six months, staff have presented at and attended conferences on a variety of topics. Learn more about their individual experiences in the summaries below. Wren Almitra, Women, Land & Legacy Coordinator… Continue Reading

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