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

Kristen Corey Reflects on Mentorship, 15 Years Later

Kristen Corey Reflects on Mentorship, 15 Years Later

Fifteen years ago Kristen Corey participated in a program called Life in Iowa through Iowa State University, which was an internship program that found positions for students to work in rural areas for nonprofits and other rural businesses. The purpose was to learn about living well, being connected in your local community, and the importance… Continue Reading

Learning Circle Focuses on Power of Networks

Learning Circle Focuses on Power of Networks

In early May, approximately 25 beginning and aspiring women farmers gathered in Solon, Iowa, for a day of networking, resource sharing, and farm tours. Participants of a variety of ages and backgrounds represented a range of experiences and visions, from conventional Midwest farmers dreaming of diversifying their crops to include fruits and veggies, to urban… Continue Reading

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