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  • Women Caring for the Land and Women, Land & Legacy: Two Outreach Programs, One Goal – WFAN
    different in origin and focus but identical in their goal empowering women to become decision makers about their farms Here are some of the main similarities and differences between these two successful programs Women Caring for the Land created in 2007 by WFAN to provide conservation information to female non operator landowners based on a peer to peer learning circles model designed by WFAN staff and Dr Jean Eells of E Resources Group brings together groups of women landowners with female resource professionals to share information and support on conservation topics field tested in Iowa now operating in 8 upper Midwest states and soon Kentucky beginning in 2016 funded through grants and presented in partnership with local hosts such as the USDA NRCS local soil and water districts and state departments of agriculture and natural resources usually includes one meeting in each community publishes Patchwork newsletter twice a year offering information and profiles for women landowners about conservation topics Women Land and Legacy created in 2004 Women Land Legacy is a USDA program coordinated through WFAN since 2014 uses a listening and learning sessions model designed by the WLL State Team giving agricultural women in Iowa the opportunity to inform agencies of their needs network with other local women and learn about farm related topics led funded and driven at the county level by local team leaders who develop learning sessions based on input from local women currently includes 18 local teams in 24 Iowa counties each providing continuous programming with 1 to 4 events every year supported by a state team including a project coordinator who has been managed and paid through WFAN since 2014 The state team supports new and existing teams with guidance and resources and promotes the program Produces Rural Legacy a quarterly newsletter highlighting WLL

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  • Blog Page – Page 2 – WFAN
    U S Department of Agriculture s USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS USDA will enroll 10 million acres of farm and ranch land in the Continue Reading Remember to Consider Pesticides When Trying Cover Crops More women landowners are working with their tenants to try out cover crops on their fields to control erosion during the months when soil is otherwise bare But pesticides used to control weeds in a corn soybean rotation can have an effect on your cover crops too Here are some points to consider as you make Continue Reading WFAN Board Members Anti Fracking Essay Included in New Book WFAN board members Angie Carter PhD and Ahna Kruzic have co authored an essay for a new book called Fracture Essays Poems and Stories on Fracking in America Their essay is titled A Feminist s Guide to Fighting Pipelines The book was published by Ice Cube Press North Liberty IA The essay was inspired by the two Continue Reading Book Review Eliza the Pig by Alexandra McClanahan Alexandra McClanahan s new book Eliza the Pig focuses on the people and animals on a traditional farm in Nebraska As the story is told through the eyes of one of the farm s female pigs the author tackles a difficult reality of today s agriculture system in an easy to read nonjudgmental style that will appeal to readers from Continue Reading Partnership with IDNR Spreads the Word about Pollinators Thanks to scholarships from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources REAP program 15 women who own or farm land in Iowa had a chance to learn more about pollinator habitat at the 2015 WFAN annual conference REAP Resource Enhancement and Protection provided 200 scholarships to women who qualified through an application process and were willing Continue Reading WFAN Director to

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  • Conference – WFAN
    Thanks to scholarships from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources REAP program 15 women who own or farm land in Iowa had a chance to learn more about pollinator habitat at the 2015 WFAN annual conference REAP Resource Enhancement and Protection provided 200 scholarships to women who qualified through an application process and were willing Continue Reading Annual Conference Review and 2016 Preview Women Protecting Pollinators Protecting Food was the theme of the 2015 WFAN annual conference held Nov 6 7 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in downtown Davenport IA About 180 women and a few men attended the event which featured two half day intensives pollinators and women s leadership and three field tours on Friday as Continue Reading 2016 Annual Conference Women and Permaculture Making a Living in Harmony with the Land Nov 4 5 2016 Lied Lodge and Conference Center Nebraska City NE Sponsor or Exhibit Sponsors Register here beginning May 15 Submit a workshop proposal here beginning May 1 Scholarships Our 2016 keynote speaker Karryn Olson Ramanujan lived and worked in Europe Africa and Continue Reading WISA National Conferences Every few years a regional women s network takes the lead in planning a national conference for women in sustainable agriculture WISA The first national conference was held in fall 2005 in Vermont coordinated by the Vermont Women s Agricultural Network with support from WFAN and others Here is a description of the event from the March Continue Reading Lots of Sessions for Landowners at WFAN Conference Women landowners have lots of great sessions to choose from at the 2015 WFAN Annual Conference Nov 6 and 7 in Davenport IA Learn more and register at www wfan org conference The theme for this year s WFAN conference is Women Protecting Pollinators Protecting Food Of special interest

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  • Plate to Politics – WFAN
    year I ve added teaching beginning beekeeping courses to my resume I attended my first WFAN conference Continue Reading Leading at the County Level Interview with Crystal McIntyre Crystal McIntyre was elected a supervisor of Warren County IA in November 2014 A Republican originally from Texas Crystal served in the US Army as a counterintelligence special agent from 1988 91 She is mother to six children whom she home schools Crystal attended the WFAN annual conference in November 2015 after talking with then board Continue Reading The Power of Women s Leadership By Anna Johnson WFAN Board Member Did you know that the agricultural world is littered with opportunities to serve on boards and be elected to office The more I learn the more I m amazed there are check off boards Farm Service Agency committees county conservation district seats and many others How many of those seats Continue Reading Plate to Politics Advancing Women s Leadership in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Development WFAN is the home for Plate to Politics SM a nationwide effort to support and strengthen the national leadership role of women transforming our nation s food system from the federal agriculture policy agenda to what

    Original URL path: http://www.wfan.org/category/platepolitics/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Women Farmer Profiles – WFAN
    tell us that working with experienced female farmers is crucial as they navigate the male dominated field of farming WFAN has provided on farm work experiences for aspiring women farmers for more than a decade Continue Reading Walking the Path Together When It Matters Most by Leigh Adcock Women farmers often say that they owe their success to meeting just the right person at just the right time Mairi Doerr and Hannah Bernhardt are Minnesota farmers who are helping each other meet two very different goals Hannah is a beginning farmer She grew up on a conventional grain farm in Continue Reading Improving Conservation Through Agriculture A Tale of a Farmer and a Landowner by Ash Bruxvoort When Deb Jacobi blue shirt in photos saw a posting for a USDA meeting about Farm Service Agency programs for women farmers and landowners she made a note to attend Like most of us she had good intentions but life almost got in the way I was on my way home from Continue Reading Harris is Iowa Conservation Woman of the Year Linda Harris is the 2015 Iowa Conservation Woman of the Year She owns farmland in western Iowa and has worked for 15 years to install conservation practices to solve resource concerns on her family s 316 acre farm Linda has worked with the tenant to make sure the best possible systems are being used to conserve the Continue Reading Jaster Teaches Landowners About Animals for Weed Control Susan Jaster helps landowners in western Missouri learn about using grazing to manage their grasslands She isn t teaching just from books either Jaster owns a herd of 45 American Blackbelly sheep that she rents out for weed control The herd has done its job behind a church in Independence at Arrow Rock State

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  • Blog Page – WFAN
    though you do after just a few pages of Soil Sisters A Toolkit for Women Farmers Lisa s new book is equal parts practical advice and inspiration She says Continue Reading WCL Helps Resource Pros Reach Women Landowners The Women Caring for the Land program continues to impress resource professionals whose job it is to get up to date conservation information into the hands of landowners in this case non operator female landowners Since its inception in 2009 more than 2 000 women have attended at least one WCL meeting in eight upper Midwestern states Sarah Continue Reading Women Attending WCL Meetings Are Taking Conservation Action Women Food and Agriculture Network has hosted 61 Women Caring for the Land meetings on the topic of soil health between 2013 and 2015 in seven Midwest states NE MN IA WI MO IL and IN A USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant funded 40 of these meetings the Iowa Department of Land Stewardship Division of Soil Continue Reading Leading Permaculture Educator to Keynote WFAN Conference WFAN is excited to announce that Karryn Olson Ramanujan will keynote the 2016 annual conference Nov 4 5 in Nebraska City Our conference theme is Women and Permaculture Making a Living in Harmony with the Land Permaculture is defined in several ways Karryn s definition is this An ethical design system for meeting human needs while Continue Reading Leading at the County Level Interview with Crystal McIntyre Crystal McIntyre was elected a supervisor of Warren County IA in November 2014 A Republican originally from Texas Crystal served in the US Army as a counterintelligence special agent from 1988 91 She is mother to six children whom she home schools Crystal attended the WFAN annual conference in November 2015 after talking with then board Continue Reading Harvesting Our Potential Mentees

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  • Donate Today – WFAN
    promote environmental integrity With your help we can reach out to even more women in the US and beyond to offer them the networking education and leadership opportunities that will make sustainable food systems a reality in their communities Your donation can be made in memory or honor of someone special to you It s a wonderful way to recognize anyone who has made a difference in your life or

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  • WFAN – Women, Food and Agriculture Network
    National Conferences News Learn more about our work Find out about upcoming events Support women leading in food and agriculture WFAN is a community of women in sustainable agriculture Our mission is to engage women in building an ecological and just food and agricultural system through individual and community power Read More Photos by FarmHer Our Programs Conservation information by for women land owners Mentorship program for new aspiring women

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