Carly McAndrews Gains Experience on Farms Across United States

Carly McAndrews Gains Experience on Farms Across United States

Carly McAndrews learned about WFAN’s Beginning and Aspiring Learning Circle through her co-worker, Molly Schintler. “The day I met Molly she put me in touch with Wren at WFAN. I was amazed to learn about the large community of female farmers in this area,” she said. Since her first farm job in 2011, Carly has… Continue Reading

Women Landowners Attend 200th Conservation Meeting

Women Landowners Attend 200th Conservation Meeting

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network’s Women Caring for the Land program recently held its’ 200th meeting. More than 3,200 women have attended a Women Caring for the Land meeting. The peer-to-peer meetings intend to bridge the gap in conservation knowledge and implementation for women landowners. Women now own or co-own close to 50% of the… Continue Reading

Plate to Politics Empowers Over 160 Women this Spring

Plate to Politics Empowers Over 160 Women this Spring

WFAN’s Plate to Politics program provided skills based political leadership training to over 160 women in food and agriculture this spring. Our spring workshop tour visited Des Moines, Iowa; East Troy, Wisconsin; Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and Tucson, Arizona. The one-day workshops trained women how to lead and motivate people to action by sharing their unique… 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

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