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  • Denise O'Brien – WFAN
    CSA farm called Rolling Acres that includes three acres of fruits and vegetables and six acres of apples She also raises organic chickens and turkeys Denise grew up in Atlantic IA graduated from high school there and then went on to attend the University of Iowa and Creighton University In addition to farming she has been involved with community volunteering and policy work in the agricultural sector Denise lobbied with the Iowa Farm Unity Coalition directed the Rural Women s Leadership Development Project of PrairieFire Rural Action Inc and was president of the National Family Farm Coalition O Brien has served on numerous advisory boards with the Community Food Security Coalition the Farm to School Council and the Iowa Women s Foundation to name a few She was a W F Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow form 2001 2003 From 2011 to 2012 Denise was a USDA advisor in Jalalabad Afghanistan For all her hard work Denise has received awards like the 2005 Practical Farmers of Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Award the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa Farmer s Union and the Athena Award from the Atlantic Iowa Chamber of Commerce In 2000 Denise was inducted into Iowa s

    Original URL path: https://www.wfan.org/about/our-founder/?full-site=true (2016-04-30)
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  • National Advisory Council‏ – WFAN
    area farmers using sustainable growing practices and used interim food hubs to more efficiently supply locally produced food to Gerber After the launch of MMC Marty worked on several community based food projects In 2006 MMC entered into a partnership with the Wallace Center at Winrock International to develop and co lead the National Good Food Network NGFN Holly Haddad Holly Haddad is the Associate Director for FamilyFarmed org in Chicago IL Her nearly 20 year background in food systems development nonprofits and the natural foods industry has included contributing to research at the Program on Agricultural Technology Studies at the University of Wisconsin managing new program development at a Community Action Program in Washington conducting Community Development Corporation research in Washington D C project managing national farmer training programs as a consultant and serving on the board for Slow Food Chicago Holly was an inaugural board member for the global action media organization World Pulse whose mission is to lift and unite women s voices to accelerate their impact for the world Holly also has a background in natural and specialty foods retail management sales and distribution along with direct work experience on organic family farms with family owned wineries and as an herbal apprentice She is an avid rooftop gardener soap maker and home cook a lifestyle inspired by her childhood garden family meals around the table and a passion for Good Food Kari Hamerschlag Kari Hamerschlag Senior Food and Agriculture Analyst Kari focuses on healthy local organic and sustainable food and agriculture policy She started her career twenty years ago as an organizer researcher and advocate for socially and environmentally sound development policy mostly focused in Latin America Prior to joining EWG she worked for nearly a decade with a number of non profits on fair trade sustainable food and ag policy issues Kari has a Masters from UC Berkeley in Latin American studies and City and Regional Planning She is an avid telemark skier and loves hiking with her dog Shoki in the East Bay Hills Chris Pollock Raymond Farmer Chris was born in Sparta WI and lived in Illinois as well as Wisconsin and Iowa growing up In her early 20 s she was welcomed into the Wolfgang Puck Catering family and worked for nearly 7 years in both Chicago and LA as an operations manager and also as an assistant to the chefs Eventually this led to returning home to Wisconsin to help Chef and Manage a start up local food restaurant in Viroqua WI Following the local food right back to her roots Chris met Miranda and they started a farm of their own They now raise heritage hogs chickens ducks and dairy goats in addition to the 4 of 5 free range children still at home Always searching for more adventure Chris Miranda have now also opened a major extension to their farm and community in the form of a Main Street shop called Tulips General Store in Viroqua WI In the

    Original URL path: https://www.wfan.org/national-advisory-council%e2%80%8f/?full-site=true (2016-04-30)
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  • In the Media – WFAN
    in 2015 annual report Iowa Department of Natural Resources Women food ag connecting with land and each other Radish Magazine Do You Strive for Healthy Soil AgriNews Author Will Speak About Living With Gratitude Quad City Times 2015 annual conference story Greenspace Women too can learn the secrets of the soil Rochester Post Bulletin Women are the key to bringing sustainability to the Corn Belt Takepart com Women key to conservation push Postcrescent com Women s workshop teaches value of soil health The Land Women landowners make changes after field days AgriNews Hometown Farmer Women Caring for the Land Workshop Siouxlandnews com Feminism Telesummit with Denise O Brien Women Food and Agriculture InstantTeleseminar com Women landowners learn management tips AgriNews The next generation Present farmers help beginners The Daily Nonpareil Iowa coalition formed to fight Bakken oil pipeline The Des Moines Register Programs for women in ag show how roles have evolved Iowa Farmer Today This Land Is Her Land Successful Farming Feminism on the Farm Organic Broadcaster Women Landowners Share Their Stories in New Videos Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Faces Visions of the Food Movement Denise O Brien Civil Eats Engaging More Women Landowners in Habitat Management Decisions WFAN grant announcement from TogetherGreen FARMING MISSION Iowan Teaches In Afghanistan WHO TV feature on Denise O Brien Are Women Greener Than Men Los Angeles Times op ed Women in both Iowa and Afghanistan play a major role in agriculture Daily Iowan Women Caring for The Land Education Program Launched for Women Landowners Kansas Rural Center blog post Farm owning women seek confidence in managing land use Fort Dodge IA Messenger Transforming the Rural Landscape Fort Dodge IA Messenger Women Landowners Share Experiences Learn from Others DTN Progressive Farmer Audio Conservation Chat with Dr Angie Carter Iowa Learning Farm podcast

    Original URL path: https://www.wfan.org/about/in-the-media/?full-site=true (2016-04-30)
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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: https://www.wfan.org/contact/?full-site=true (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: https://www.wfan.org/our-programs/?full-site=true (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: https://www.wfan.org/our-programs/harvesting-our-potentialsm/?full-site=true (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: https://www.wfan.org/our-programs/women-landowner-outreach/?full-site=true (2016-04-30)
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  • Women Attending WCL Meetings Are Taking Conservation Action! – WFAN
    MO IL and IN A USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant funded 40 of these meetings the Iowa Department of Land Stewardship Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality funded 12 in Iowa and a USDA SARE Professional Development grant funded 9 in Missouri Wisconsin and Minnesota Female non operator farmland owners spent six hours together at each meeting beginning with a learning circle discussion on the basics of soil health and soil testing facilitated by female resource professionals The group then took a guided field tour At the end of the day women were asked to fill out an evaluation form to measure their increase in confidence and knowledge as a result of the program and provide some basic demographic data A few highlights are listed below for the full report click this link Total of 762 women landowner attendees 735 forms returned Total of 194 632 acres owned by 635 participants 100 participants didn t own land directly Average of 307 acres among women landowner participants across all 7 states Measure of expectations met 1 5 point scale 4 6 Satisfaction with content 1 5 point scale 4 6 Between 92 and 98 percent of the repondents were very

    Original URL path: https://www.wfan.org/women-attending-wcl-meetings-are-taking-conservation-action/ (2016-04-30)
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