Aspiring and Beginning Women Farmer Learning Circle Set for September 16th
The Women, Food & Ag. Network’s Harvesting Our Potential program is hosting a learning circle and farm tour event for aspiring and beginning women farmers. If you’re dreaming of farming one day or are actively working to start your farm, this is one you shouldn’t miss!
Through this all day event you’ll have an opportunity to meet other women also aspiring to farm, connect with experts who can provide you with an abundance of tips and tools for getting started, and visit working farms owned and operated by women.
The morning networking and resource sharing portion of the day will include representatives from organizations and groups who will speak on topics you should consider when starting your farming business, from land access to conservation, and how their programs will benefit you as a beginning farmer.
The afternoon farm tour will visit the following unique Winneshiek Co. farms, providing you a first-hand look at successful small-scale farms where women at the helm and an opportunity to ask these farmers how they got to where they are and how they operate day to day:
Luna Valley Farm, https://www.lunavalleyfarm.com/
Humble Hands Harvest, https://www.humblehandsharvest.com/
River Root Farm, https://www.riverrootfarm.com/
This free event will be held Monday, September 16th, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 with a light breakfast. We’ll start and end at Luna Valley Farm, 3012 Middle Sattre Rd., Decorah, IA 52101.
For more information about this event and to register by Tuesday, September 10th, contact Wren Almitra: firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-384-3094. For more on the Harvesting Our Potential program, go to https://wfan.org/harvestingourpotential.
This event is made possible by the Iowa Women’s Foundation and the Globetrotters Foundation.
Testimonials from previous HOP Learning Circles:
“I loved the small group atmosphere. It made it easier to talk about future plans and ask questions. Great workshop! I will be coming back if you hold more.”
“This workshop helped me hear a variety of stories of journeys of beginning farmers and what resources are available and what expenditures might be made out of pocket. I have a better expectation of what it will take to get into farming now.”
“Hearing other women’s questions challenged me to think about aspects of my dream that I hadn’t thought about.”