We are 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.

The Latest from WFAN

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Harvesting Our Potential Retreat Brings Together Aspiring Women Farmers

In August, four mentees in our Harvesting Our Potential (HOP) program met at Mustard Seed Farm in Ames for our first HOP mentee retreat.

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2019 Women in sustainable ag conference

Every few years, a regional women’s network takes the lead in planning a national conference for women in sustainable agriculture (WISA). Join us and hundreds of women October 17-19 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Our Power, Today and Every Day 

Tuesday, Oct. 15, marks International Day of Rural Women. It’s fitting that this day falls in the middle of the Global Food Week of Action (Oct. 13-20); after all, women farmers and farmworkers produce and process more than half the world’s food

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BECOME A WOMEN, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE NETWORK MEMBER!

JOIN US.

Your voice matters. Your experience matters. You need to be heard.

Women, Food and Agriculture Network's mission is to engage women in building an ecological and just food and agricultural system through individual and community power. We envision a vibrant community-centered food and agricultural system in which women are strong leaders. We are growing our network and building out a true membership organization to do our work.


WE WILL:

  • Build our reach, power, and impact by growing a true dues-paying membership program that is guided by our membership and which offers benefits to those who choose to join;

  • Expand our current programming, which now includes the Women Caring for the Land; Harvesting Our Potential; Women, Land & Legacy; and Plate to Politics programs;

  • Tell the stories of WFAN and the importance and history of women in agriculture, and assisting our membership in telling their stories, so that our collective experiences, struggles, and needs are heard and better understood;

  • Bring inclusivity and diversity to the forefront of our work by ensuring that programming reflects and supports all members. WFAN is proud to work to decrease sexism, racism, and patriarchy within agriculture, and we recognize that there is much more we can do.


WE NEED YOU.

WFAN membership offers a community of support, shared interests, and individual empowerment. Join us today to receive news, information, and WFAN membership benefits, like discounts to our conferences and to available women-owned business services and products.

But, wait! You already thought you were a member? We explain more here.

 

“My life has been devoted to raising women’s voices in agriculture. My dream is that the landscape of industrialized agriculture will change as women become the decision makers on their land. To that end, I will devote my time on this earth to women, prairie restoration and seed saving.”

— Denise O'Brien, WFAN's Founding Director / Read more about WFAN’s Herstory

 

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Programs

WFAN works with many constituents, including farmers, consumers, students, researchers, advocates, and policy-makers.

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Women caring for the land

Working with women landowners to educate them about conservation methods they can implement on their land.

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Harvesting Our Potential

Our on-farm apprenticeship program, bringing together women in sustainable agriculture for annual gatherings that provide education and networking.

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Plate to Politics

Provides information and tools to help women become advocates for sustainable agriculture and healthy food systems in their own communities and at the state and federal levels.

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Let's stay in touch! We send email updates 1-2 times per month. WFAN News is our general email newsletter, Patchwork is for women landowners, and Plate to Politics is our activist newsletter. We will not sell or exchange your information. 

 
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Upcoming Events

 

Get Involved

The WFAN website serves as a portal for our virtual community of information and support for women all over the US around the issue of sustainable agriculture and healthy food systems. But we know nothing replaces face-to-face interaction with peers. That’s why we hope to offer some support to those of you who may not live in the Midwest where we hold most of our events, and don’t have access to any of the other regional networks that continue to spring up around the country.

 

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Let's stay in touch! We send email updates through three newsletters: WFAN News is our general email newsletter, Patchwork is for women landowners, and Plate to Politics is our leadership newsletter.

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Are you or a woman you know doing incredible work around protecting and improving land, water, food access and creating a just food system? Let us know who we should do a future profile on.

Make a Donation

WFAN is supported by donations from people like you who are passionate about building an ecological and just food and agricultural system through individual and community power.