Nine Fantastic Saturday Workshops Set for WFAN Conference - Register Today!
Saturday workshops are set for the 2016 WFAN Annual Conference, and they're fantastic! Here's the list:
- Online Marketing for Farms (Ash Bruxvoort, Central Iowa Local Foods Coordinator)
- Carbon Farming for Soil Health (Crystal Powers, Darby Springs Farm and University of Nebraska Extension, and Amanda Sanford, graduate research assistant specializing in range and forage science at UNL)
- Community Food Security and Economic Development (Emma O'Polka and Mary Augustine, Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative)
- Agroforestry: Creating Opportunities for Productive Conservation (Kate MacFarland, USDA National Agroforestry Center)
- Farm Diversification Dollars (Lisa Kivirist, author, farmer, founder of MOSES Rural Women's Project)
- Beyond Start-Up: Growing Your Perennial Farm (Erin Schneider, Hilltop Community Farm; Clare Hintz, Elsewhere Farm)
- Building a Regenerative Farm (Paula Westmoreland & Lindsay Rebhan, Ecological Design)
- Native Gardeners Seed Saving Workshop (April Goettle & Barbara Salvatore, Center for Rural Affairs)
- Women Transitioning the Farm: Empowering Women to Achieve Financial, Family and Personal Goals (Susan Stokes, attorney; Amy Swoboda, Legal Aid of Nebraska; Suzan Erem & Denise O'Brien, SILT)
The conference will be Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, at Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Nebraska City, NE (40 mi. south of Omaha).
Click here to view the agenda and to register. We offer Friday field tours and on-site intensives, a tasting event and film that evening, and as always, a delicious locally sourced lunch on Saturday.
Our conference theme is Women and Permaculture: Making a Living in Harmony with the Land. Our keynote speaker is Karryn Olson-Ramanujan (at right), a leading permaculture educator and supporter of women as leaders in the movement. She and other presenters will focus on how we can create a regenerative agricultural system.