How I Lead: Amber Smith of the Women in Ranching Program

How I Lead: Amber Smith of the Women in Ranching Program

by Ash Bruxvoort Amber Smith works to foster community and women’s leadership as the Women in Ranching Program Manager at Western Landowners Alliance. The WinR program at WLA has been in existence for less than a year. One gathering for Montana women in ranching have already occurred. This summer, WLA is hosting two Montana “Circles”… Continue Reading

Women, Land and Legacy Celebrates 15 Years

Women, Land and Legacy Celebrates 15 Years

By Wren Almitra, Women, Land and Legacy Coordinator Fifteen years ago a group of women were brought together by Iowa’s USDA State Outreach Council and tasked with finding an effective outreach program for Iowa’s women landowners and farmers. These women represented an array of non-profits, government agencies, faith-based organizations, producers and landowners. I recently interviewed… 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

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

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