Shanti Sellz Selected as 2018 Woman in Sustainable Agriculture

Shanti Sellz Selected as 2018 Woman in Sustainable Agriculture

Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) is proud to announce Shanti Sellz as the recipient of the 2018 Woman in Sustainable Agriculture Award to recognize her work as a farmer and individual committed to building a food system in which everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. WFAN will honor Shanti at the 2018… Continue Reading

Call for Submissions: Instagram Story Quilt

Call for Submissions: Instagram Story Quilt

Our individual stories are part of a much larger narrative, one that cannot be told without a network. Online social networks are extremely powerful for telling stories and maintaining relationships, but deep personal connections still usually have an in-person component. One of the many ways women lead the creation of an ecologically and socially just food system… 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

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

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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