2017 WFAN Annual Conference Reading List and Important Updates

2017 WFAN Annual Conference Reading List and Important Updates

The 2017 WFAN Annual Conference is just around the corner and we are busy preparing for three awesome and inspiring days of connecting and empowering women in food and sustainable agriculture. Our conference mugs (the giveaway item this year) arrived today—just in time for rainy fall weather! We’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the organization… Continue Reading

Book Review: Good Apples: Behind Every Bite

Book Review: Good Apples: Behind Every Bite

by Patti Naylor, WFAN Board Member  The apple. So simple and sweet. It can be found in school children’s lunchboxes and on teacher’s desks. In a bowl on the kitchen counter. On trees in backyards and in multi-generational family-owned orchards. Apples are as American as pie. Yet, taking a look at the apple and all… Continue Reading

Choosing Your CRP Journey Helps Women Landowners Navigate Programs

Choosing Your CRP Journey Helps Women Landowners Navigate Programs

WFAN’s Women Caring for the Land program recently completed a new brochure for women landowners called “Choosing Your CRP Journey.” “Many women landowners have strong conservation values, but they aren’t participating in conservation programs in the numbers that they should,” said Carol Schutte, WFAN’s Women Caring for the Land coordinator. “By creating a brochure specific… Continue Reading

Share Your Story

Are you an ecofeminist? A woman farmer? An Earth protector? WFAN wants to share the stories of ecofeminists. How do you protect destroy the patriarchy, not the planet? Whether you’re fighting to protect indigenous land rights, working diligently on clean water legislation, growing food for others and yourself, or just getting started–we want to know… 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

Build Your Small Farm or Value Added Ag Business Plan

Build Your Small Farm or Value Added Ag Business Plan

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a program that helps women interested in starting or expanding a value added ag businesses. The course begins Friday, February 3, 2017, in Ames.  Women Planning Value Added Ag Businesses is a six-week course designed to help women interested in starting or expanding local foods, small-scale, niche,… Continue Reading

Women Farmer Meet-Up: Five Ideas Gleaned from Three Conferences

Women Farmer Meet-Up: Five Ideas Gleaned from Three Conferences

by Lisa Kivirist (Reposted with permission from the UC Food Observer.) Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania. Over the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to hit the road and attend and speak at three different women farmer conferences, meeting over 600 inspiring female farmers, educators and activists along the way. Now an average day for me back… Continue Reading

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