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 discussed writing effective letters, including finding your voice, framing your argument, how to submit a letter, writing as a coalition and handling reactions.

If you missed the webinar, want to replay it or share it with other women identifying activists–you can find the video here.

In the webinar we learned several ways to make writing an LTE less scary and more enjoyable. At WFAN we believe that women in our network are capable of anything as long as they have the right tools in their toolbox.

We’d like to equip you with all of the tools you need to raise the voices of women in agriculture in your communities. In our upcoming Plate to Politics workshops you can practice your stump speech, get comfortable speaking about the issues you’re passionate about, understand why and explain why your voice and viewpoint matters, and network with other women trying to create change in their own communities.

Whether you want to run for office this year or in five years–we know you won’t regret attending Plate to Politics.

More information on workshops and registration below.

Des Moines, Iowa

March 18, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Gravitate, 206 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

Register by March 13!

The one day training will feature speakers Liz Bennet, Iowa House of Representatives; Katie Rock, Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District commissioner; Jana Linderman, Iowa Farmers Union Vice President; and Stephanie Enloe, Policy Program Associate at Center for Rural Affairs. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. In addition to hearing from women in the field, participants will have the opportunity to craft an elevator speech, learn about Iowa policy and network with other women to create change.

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East Troy, WI

April 8, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
W2493 County Road ES
East Troy, WI 53120

The one day training will feature speakers including Sarah Lloyd, 2016 Candidate for U.S. Congress; Erica Roth, Green County Board of Supervisors; and Gretchen Mead, Executive Director of the Victory Garden Initiative. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. In addition to hearing from women in the field, participants will have the opportunity to craft an elevator speech and network with other women to create change.

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Twin Cities, MN

April 29, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN 55113

The one day training will feature speakers including Pakou Hang, Executive Director at Hmong American Farmers Association and Erin Vilardi, Executive Director at VoteRunLead. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. In addition to hearing from women in the field, participants will have the opportunity to craft an elevator speech and network with other women to create change.

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