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  • Contact Us – WFAN
    Us We Want to Hear From You Women Food and Agriculture Network PO Box 611 Ames IA 50010 515 460 2477 info wfan org WFAN s newsletter email list This is where to get the official updates on WFAN programs activities and our annual conference You can sign up for our newsletter sent every other month Patchwork our newsletter for women farmland owners that is sent twice per year Plate to Politics updates for women interested in using their voices or running for elected office or whatever combination of those best suits you Sign up here WFAN s community email list This is a public access list where WFAN community members can connect with each other Anyone on the list can post to the list so it s a great way to stay in the loop about the great work other WFAN community members are doing no matter where you or they are Emails run the gamut including announcements about workshops conferences available land and advocacy opportunities It s easy to opt in or out of the list You can also get each email separately or a digest email Sign up here Facebook page This is where WFAN posts items

    Original URL path: http://www.wfan.org/contact/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Our Programs – WFAN
    Egg Scholarship Fund Calendar Conferences 2016 Annual Conference WFAN Annual Conferences WISA National Conferences News WFAN works with many constituents including farmers consumers students researchers advocates and policy makers Women Landowner Outreach Working with women landowners to educate them about conservation methods they can implement on their land Harvesting Our Potential Our on farm apprenticeship program bringing together women in sustainable agriculture for annual gatherings that provide education and networking

    Original URL path: http://www.wfan.org/our-programs/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Harvesting Our Potential – WFAN
    more likely than their male counterparts to first ask how their farms can support their families and their communities This perspective leads to women having farms that are more diverse more likely to grow produce and more likely to raise small animals By supporting women farmers we are not only helping to create entrepreneurs we are helping build community food security bringing more diversity to the landscape and protecting farmland

    Original URL path: http://www.wfan.org/our-programs/harvesting-our-potentialsm/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Women Landowner Outreach – WFAN
    Conferences 2016 Annual Conference WFAN Annual Conferences WISA National Conferences News WFAN works with many constituents including farmers consumers students researchers advocates and policy makers Through outreach we re working with women landowners to provide education and resources about conservation methods they can implement on their land Women Land Legacy Women Land Legacy This USDA program coordinated through WFAN helps agricultural women come together to converse listen and become empowered

    Original URL path: http://www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-landowner-outreach/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Women Caring for the Land – WFAN
    such as NRCS and state departments of natural resources Here you will find many of the resources and learning activities used in Women Caring for the Land meetings a calendar of upcoming meetings and information on how you can host a meeting Enjoy This online home for Women Caring for the Land and the WCL Curriculum Manual is our effort to share the methodology rationale and some of the activities and resources we use with the broader conservation outreach community The Reason Women own half the farmland By our best estimates women now own or co own close to 50 of the farmland in the US A large portion of those women are over the age of 65 and an increasing number are single owners who may not have had much say in farm management decisions in the past We know through our work with women landowners over the past 15 years that you have strong conservation values and want your land farmed sustainably into the future by a young farm family We can help you achieve those goals The Method Women value women only meetings with their peers Learning circles are peer to peer meetings in which every women s knowledge and expertise is of value You are the expert on your own farmland even if you don t have all the answers yet At our meetings we spend time asking each woman to tell the story of her farmland and her goals and dreams for managing and passing it on This portion of the day is women only We find that many women are more likely to feel most comfortable sharing in a group of peers The Resources We bring conservation and transition specialists to you A wide range of experts can help you make informed decisions about

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  • Women, Land & Legacy – WFAN
    dialogue and focused conversation processes used by Women Land and Legacy SM Iowa agricultural women are given the opportunity to inform agencies and organizations of their strengths and needs and what specific outreach strategies would serve them best Women Land and Legacy is a USDA program coordinated through WFAN that helps agricultural women come together to converse listen and become empowered to act on their landscape and in their community

    Original URL path: http://www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-landowner-outreach/women-land-legacy/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Plate to Politics – WFAN
    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 The program focuses on providing leadership training to women engaged in healthy food and farming Key priorities for Plate to Politics include Provide in person trainings for women passionate about healthy food and farming to ramp up their leadership in their communities and give them tools to run for public office Develop a national database collecting and championing the inspiring stories of women farmers and food activists across the country and connect these women with leadership opportunities Educate Congressional leaders on policy issues of importance to women in sustainable agriculture Create an informational toolkit and resources to educate and inspire voters on food issues Support and further develop the authentic positive message of this movement prioritizing health economy and food in the media Plate to Politics SM was created in 2011 as a collaborative project of Women Food and Agriculture Network the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service MOSES Rural Women s Project and the White House Project now inactive We work closely with our friends at Vote Run Lead to

    Original URL path: http://www.wfan.org/our-programs/plate-to-politicssm/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Resources – WFAN
    Outreach Women Caring for the Land Women Land Legacy Plate to Politics Resources WFAN Publications WFAN Video Library Start a Local Network Mother s Egg Scholarship Fund Calendar Conferences 2016 Annual Conference WFAN Annual Conferences WISA National Conferences News WFAN Video Library Check out videos on leadership farm and food advocacy and more WFAN Publications Whether you re looking for information on cover crops talking to tenants about conservation or

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