Exploring Facilitation Techniques with Jean Eells

Exploring Facilitation Techniques with Jean Eells

by Ash Bruxvoort At WFAN we strongly believe in the power of women-only learning spaces. Whether a participant is under 30 or over 60, there are unique benefits to these environments. The foremost benefit is the safe space that is created for women to share their experiences with each other, without abiding by the unspoken… 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

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

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

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