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USDA Diversity Day Highlights Women Ag. Outreach Groups, Recognizes Emmet/Palo Alto Women, Land & Legacy

In March I presented at the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) annual Diversity Day meeting, which this year highlighted women’s agricultural outreach groups (March was also Women’s History Month). Speaking to nearly 800 NRCS employees, my goal was to emphasize the immense positive impact Women, Land & Legacy and WFAN programs are having on Iowa’s women and, in effect, Iowa farmland.

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2018 WFAN Annual Conference Registration Open

The 2018 WFAN Annual Conference will be held Nov. 2 - 3 in Des Moines, IA, at the Holiday Inn Downtown. This year's conference theme is Stepping Into Action: Changing Foodscapes through Individual and Community Power. Our keynote speaker is returning generation farmer Aleya Fraser. She has been farming for the last 5 years on the ancestral lands of Harriet Tubman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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Women Caring for the Land Workshops Begin March 1

WFAN has a history of organizing fun and informative meetings about conservation practices for women landowners. We work in partnership with others to provide women the information, connections, and encouragement they need to take good care of their land. We’ve met primarily in rural areas for over 10 years. Now we want to meet the needs of absentee landowners like you.

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Plate to Politics Presence at Run As You Are National Training Fosters Connections Between Rural Women

All across the country, women are leading in their communities. After the last presidential election, many women decided to take their leadership skills to a new place: Public office. I was lucky to spend the weekend of November 17-19 at VoteRunLead's Run As You Are National Training in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with over 200 women from 33 states, for a weekend of skills-based leadership training, networking, and inspirational stories.

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