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  • WFAN Videos – WFAN
    wide variety of video categories below from conservation topics to women s leadership development there s something for everyone Plate to Politics WFAN is the home for Plate to Politics 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 s on our family s dinner plate You ll find videos on leadership training for women engaged in healthy food and farming here Women Caring for the Land Women Caring for the Land WCL is designed to serve women farmland landowners who are interested in learning more about conservation The program is in increasing demand among both women landowners and agency partners such as NRCS and state departments of natural resources You ll find videos for women farmland owners here WeGrow WEgrow is an innovative new training program designed specifically to help women who produce and market agricultural or forestry products You ll find videos for women who are interested in producing and marking agricultural or forestry products here Harvesting our Potential We train women to be farmers through Harvesting Our Potential HOP Sometimes participation in HOP is the first place that women

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  • Mother’s Egg Scholarship Fund – WFAN
    by farm women who sold eggs or butter to provide clothing and care for their families had the stigma of being an insignificant amount Yet during the Great Depression Mother s egg money often made the difference between success and failure for many farm families This fund will provide scholarships each year for women seeking to learn more about soil and water conservation and sustainable agriculture through conferences and courses to help them stay current on the best ways to care for their land The fund honors the faith of Mildred and many farm women in the core values of education and caring for the land as a legacy Donate To make your tax deductible donation fill out our online donation form and fill out the credit card information Please select Mother s Egg Money Scholarship Fund in the program selection box Donate to Scholarship Fund Apply Please use the form below to submit your application for the WFAN Mother s Egg Money Scholarship Fund Scholarships can be used to defray fees for educational conferences courses and classes WFAN targets these scholarships to women who want to learn more about agricultural conservation Funds may be used toward registration fees travel lodging child care or replacement labor Our intent is to provide money that isn t readily available elsewhere Payment for registration fees is generally made directly to the organization offering the education training Scholarships will be awarded on a first come first served basis to eligible applicants providing funding is available Scholarships can cover up to 75 percent of conference registration fees but are capped at 150 Applications must be submitted to WFAN at least 4 weeks prior to the event In most cases WFAN notifies applicants of the decision on their applications within 2 weeks although it may take

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  • WFAN Calendar – WFAN
    Caring for the Land meeting Ventura IA April 14 2016 Starts April 14 2016 8 30 am Ends April 14 2016 3 00 pm Location Ventura Library 7 Ventura St Ventura IA 50482 United States Description Women Caring for the Land incorporates a women only peer to peer informal discussion alongside an afternoon visit to see and discuss conservation practices in action The meeting starts at 8 30 a m with registration beginning at 8 30 continental breakfast and lunch provided We will finish up with closing discussion and dessert by 3 p m As estimates indicate that women now own or co own nearly half the farmland in the Midwest many wonder whether they are doing all they can to improve soil and water quality while maintaining high agricultural productivity Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland Women landowners who attend this meeting will learn to assess and improve the health of their soils In order for us to have the right amount of food available please RSVP by 4 p m Tuesday April 12 to the County Extension office bartus iastate edu or 641 423 0844 For more information about this program and other resources for women landowners visit www womencaringfortheland org If you have a female friend or family member who you think would benefit from this gathering please have her call and register too 15 16 17 18 19 20 Women Land and Legacy webinar Women Land and Legacy webinar April 20 2016 Starts April 20 2016 1 00 pm Ends April 20 2016 2 30 pm Description The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for April will be on Wednesday April 20th at 1 p m This month s guest speakers are Wren Almitra Women Land Legacy Coordinator and Tanya Meyer Dideriksen NRCS Area Easement Specialist Women Land Legacy WLL is a USDA outreach project that gives agricultural women in Iowa the opportunity to network with other local women landowners to inform agencies of their needs and to become a well informed decision maker for their land and farming operation The program is led through local teams in 24 Iowa counties and has successfully reached over 3 000 individuals to date These local teams create a network of agricultural women who decide what programs projects and information they specifically need to assist them in farming and conservation decision making The presentation will cover the program s statewide presence and how new counties can become involved in Iowa as well as in other states The ILF webinars are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p m They are free and all that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access To log in go to https connect extension iastate edu ilf at 1 p m on the afternoon of the webinar and log in through the guest option Webinar participants will be able to converse with Almitra and Meyer Dideriksen by typing their

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  • 2016 Annual Conference – WFAN
    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 India before settling with her multi cultural family in an ecovillage in New York state As a result she is dedicated to supporting women and other historically marginalized populations in their vital roles as leaders Her keynote presentation is titled Co Creating our Regenerative Future Why Permaculture Why Women Why Now Karryn has published A Pattern Language for Supporting Women in Permaculture is curating Best Practices to Support Women s Leadership in Permaculture has co organized regional and national conversations on these topics and highlights understanding intersectionality as a key for effective women s organizations Karryn also teaches women how to find their right livelihoods and design abundance models for their thrivelihoods she believes that together we can co create a regenerative future based on the ethics of Earth Care People Care and Fair Share Surplus Share Here is a blog post from Karryn s website Women Rocking Permaculture Our location Our 2016 annual conference will be held at the beautiful Lied Lodge Conference Center

    Original URL path: https://www.wfan.org/2016-wfan-annual-conference/ (2016-04-30)
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  • WFAN Annual Conferences – WFAN
    the WFAN annual conference page Click the links below to see information about each conference 2016 Women and Permaculture Making a Living in Harmony with the Land Nov 4 5 2016 Lied Lodge and Conference Center Nebraska City NE Click here for more information 2015 Women Protecting Pollinators Protecting Food Nov 6 7 2015 Davenport IA Click here for more information 2014 Women Doing Democracy Building Grassroots Coalitions to Grow

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  • WISA National Conferences – WFAN
    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 April 2006 ATTRA newsletter The first national Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference A Celebration of Hope and Opportunity took place last fall hosted by the Vermont Women s Agricultural Network More than 400 people from across the U S attended including a few dozen men The speakers were women the food was organic and the atmosphere was energized as participants spent two days learning and sharing information about their communities farms and projects The second national conference was held in 2010 in Vermont and the third in 2011 in State College PA hosted by the Pennsylvania Women s Agricultural Network WFAN was the host organization for the fourth national conference held in November 2013 in Des Moines IA Information and resources from that conference are posted at the links below Plan now to join us for the fifth national conference set for Nov 29 Dec 2 2016 in Portland OR 2016 5th National Conference for Women

    Original URL path: https://www.wfan.org/wisa-national-conferences/ (2016-04-30)
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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 to WFAN – WFAN
    WFAN Annual Conferences WISA National Conferences News Donate to WFAN WFAN is supported by donations from people like you who are passionate about creating food systems and communities that are healthy just sustainable and that 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

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