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

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

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

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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