How I Lead: Sharon Warner Researches, Organizes Rural Feminists

How I Lead: Sharon Warner Researches, Organizes Rural Feminists

As a software developer working in Washington DC, Sharon Warner might not seem like the woman to start an organization called Rural Feminist. But that’s exactly what she did this spring after conducting approximately 50 interviews with rural women across the United States. “After the last election I really noticed how much of a divide… Continue Reading

Using the Plate to Politics Name

Plate to Politics(SM)  is service marked by the Women, Food and Agriculture Network. (Service marks are the equivalent of trademarks when dealing with services, not goods.) We’re always pleased when other groups want to use the name and logo for Plate to Politics(SM)  – we want this successful program to reach as many women leaders… Continue Reading

Host a Plate to Politics Workshop

Interested in hosting a Plate to Politics(SM)  workshop in your community? Fee Sheet & Details If you want us to come to your community and facilitate a workshop, here are our services and what they cost. Contact us if you would like to work with us or write us into a grant! Become a Trainer… Continue Reading

Plate to Politics Trains Women to Lead in Iowa

Plate to Politics Trains Women to Lead in Iowa

On March 18, 2017, WFAN’s Plate to Politics program facilitated a workshop for fifteen women in food and agriculture at Gravitate in Des Moines, Iowa. The workshop trained women how to lead and motivate people to action by sharing their unique stories, which is the first skill women running for office need to perfect. A… Continue Reading

How I Lead: Erica Roth

How I Lead: Erica Roth

Women, food and agriculture have at least one thing in common: They’re underrepresented in politics. WFAN’s Plate to Politics program works to encourage women in food and agriculture to run for office at all levels of government. Erica Roth never imagined herself involved in politics until she moved to a tiny farm in rural Green… Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor 101 Recording Available

Letters to the Editor 101 Recording Available

On March 18, 2017 WFAN’s Plate to Politics program hosted a Letters to the Editor 101 webinar focused on writing opinion pieces with an ecofeminist perspectie. Presenters included 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 will… Continue Reading

Plate to Politics Spring Workshops Announced!

Plate to Politics Spring Workshops Announced!

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network is pleased to announce their upcoming Plate to Politics workshops in Des Moines, Iowa; East Troy, Wisconsin; and the Twin Cities, Minnesota. The trainings will be held from 9:00-2:30/3:00 in March and April. The cost to attend is $20 with limited scholarships for registration and travel available. Individual workshop details… Continue Reading

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