2019 Mentor Application for Harvesting Our Potential Program is Open

2019 Mentor Application for Harvesting Our Potential Program is Open

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network is excited to launch our mentor 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… 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

Plate to Politics trains hundreds of women, expands to new states

Plate to Politics trains hundreds of women, expands to new states

In 2018, WFAN’s signature women’s leadership training program, Plate to Politics, has already provided skills-based political leadership training to over 250 women in food and agriculture from more than twenty states. Since its inception in 2011, the program has experienced continuous growth every year. This year Plate to Politics has executed 90-minute to 7-hour workshops… 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

USDA Diversity Day Highlights Women Ag. Outreach Groups, Recognizes Emmet/Palo Alto Women, Land & Legacy

USDA Diversity Day Highlights Women Ag. Outreach Groups, Recognizes Emmet/Palo Alto Women, Land & Legacy

By Wren Almitra, Women, Land and Legacy Coordinator  In March I presented at the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) annual Diversity Day meeting, which this year highlighted women’s agricultural outreach groups (March was also Women’s History Month). Speaking to nearly 800 NRCS employees, my goal was to emphasize the immense positive impact Women, Land &… Continue Reading

2018 WFAN Annual Conference Registration Open

2018 WFAN Annual Conference Registration Open

You are changing foodscapes. You’re growing food, preserving soil, running for office, advocating for change, and so much more every day. You’re not afraid to do things a little differently. You lead by example and you’re willing to move people to action with your own stories. It’s hard, often isolating, and so important. Every year… Continue Reading

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