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.
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The Latest from WFAN
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.
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.
Woman in sustainable agriculture award
WFAN is proud to announce Shanti Sellz as the recipient of the 2018 Woman in Sustainable Agriculture Award to recognize her work as a farmer and individual committed to building a just food system.
WFAN works with many constituents, including farmers, consumers, students, researchers, advocates, and policy-makers.
Women caring for the land
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.
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.
“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
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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