Harvesting Our Potential Brings Together Aspiring and Seasoned Farmers for Retreat, Training

In late March, six women farmers met up in central Iowa for the Harvesting Our Potential (HOP) program spring training. Through HOP aspiring farmers work directly with farm mentors to gain hands-on experience. Women develop a deeper and more realistic understanding of farm life and make connections with other aspiring women farmers, mentors, communities, and networks supporting farmers.

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Women, Land and Legacy State Team Member Recognized for USDA Outreach Work

On April 9th Women, Land & Legacy State Team member Wendi Denham was awarded the USDA Equal Employment Opportunity/Civil Rights Individual Achievement Award during the Diversity Day presentation in April. According to State FSA Executive Director Amanda De Jong USDA agencies look for employees that have conducted activities, such as cultural awareness, outreach to the underserved and civil rights participation.

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Welcome to WFAN's New Website

In order to better serve the women in our network and tell your stories, we decided we needed a more agile, user-friendly platform. On this new site, you will see all of the great resources, blog posts, and event listings from our old website, plus some new features. Our new website launched in May 2019.

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Do you support the Green New Deal?

Engaging women like you in building an ecological and just food and agricultural system is WFAN's mission. We know that addressing the climate crisis means transforming our food system and revitalizing rural America. That's why we recently signed on to a letter with over 300 organizations urging Congress to make food and agriculture central to the climate crisis and Green New Deal debate.

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Book Review: Emergent Strategy

The concepts of Emergent Strategy build on biomimicry, the process of imitating the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. The first half of the book focuses on exploring these elements individually and how they apply to social organizing.

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