Women Caring for the Land Urban Meetings

Women Caring for the Land Urban Meetings

Have you inherited farmland or for other reasons trying to manage farming alone or with children or siblings? Do you own more than 40 acres, with some in crops? If this describes you, we invite you to have a light meal with us to meet and talk with other women like you. Current practices of… Continue Reading

Women Caring for the Land Iowa Spring Meetings

Women Caring for the Land Iowa Spring Meetings

Women who own or manage farmland in Iowa are invited to participate in free discussions focused on soil health.  The programs, sponsored by county conservation offices, Prairie Rivers of Iowa and Women, Food and Agriculture Network is called Women Caring for the LandSM.  One past attendee states, “If I’d known it would be this much… Continue Reading

2019 Mentorship Application for Harvesting Our Potential Program is Open

2019 Mentorship Application for Harvesting Our Potential Program is Open

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network is excited to launch our application process for the Harvesting Our Potential program in 2019. This program helps train aspiring women farmers by giving them the opportunity to work with women who are already farming successfully. Women entering farming are more likely than their male counterparts to first ask… Continue Reading

Jan Wobeter of Tama Co., Conservation Woman of the Year

Jan Wobeter of Tama Co., Conservation Woman of the Year

By Wren Almitra Jan Wobeter always had dirt under her fingernails growing up. The 67-year-old native of Traer, IA is busy. I had to schedule a time when she would be in the house to do a phone interview. “I’m not attached to the phone, I’m always outside, always doing something”, she told me. Jan… Continue Reading

Shanti Sellz Selected as 2018 Woman in Sustainable Agriculture

Shanti Sellz Selected as 2018 Woman in Sustainable Agriculture

Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) is proud to announce Shanti Sellz as the recipient of the 2018 Woman in Sustainable Agriculture Award to recognize her work as a farmer and individual committed to building a food system in which everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. WFAN will honor Shanti at the 2018… Continue Reading

Pre-Conference Workshop: Transitioning Your Land

Pre-Conference Workshop: Transitioning Your Land

Women, Food and Agriculture Network is offering a pre-conference workshop, Transitioning Your Land, for women landowners November 1, 2018 at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines from 1-5 p.m. with an informal social discussion time following. Our annual conference is November 2 and 3rd at the Downtown Holiday… Continue Reading

2018 WFAN Annual Conference

2018 WFAN Annual Conference

For conference details and mobile-friendly navigation, please visit our conference microsite at wfan2018.org.   Conference Statement WFAN’s mission is to engage women in building an ecological and just food and agricultural system through individual and community power. Our members work every day to fulfill a vision for a food system that supports farmers, eaters, and… Continue Reading

2017 WFAN Annual Conference Resources

2017 WFAN Annual Conference Resources

Celebrating 20 Years of WFAN! (PPT slide show, copyright 2017 by Angie Carter for WFAN) Female Farmer Project Slides (created for WFAN’s 20th anniversary by Audra Mulkern of the Female Farmer Project; all rights reserved) Thursday Intensives 1: Focus on Gaining Advocacy Power Without Losing Your Mind (Heidi Wegleitner, Sarah Lloyd and Caryl Hale, facilitated by… 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

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