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

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

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