Lots of Sessions for Landowners at WFAN Conference

Women landowners have lots of great sessions to choose from at the 2015 WFAN Annual Conference Nov. 6 and 7 GetAttachment-1.aspxin Davenport, IA! Learn more and register at www.wfan.org/conference/.

The theme for this year's WFAN conference is Women Protecting Pollinators, Protecting Food. 

Of special interest to landowners will be a Friday afternoon intensive about building pollinator habitat, featuring a panel of female experts; and a Friday evening performance of Map of My Kingdom, Mary Swander's one-woman play about passing on farmland to the next generation.

On Saturday, our keynote speaker is Dr. Robin Kimmerer, distinguished professor of environmental and forest biology at the State University of New York. Robin is founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability. Dr. Kimmerer is author of the popular books of essays Braiding Sweetgrass and Gathering Moss.

Saturday workshops of interest to women landowners will be a panel discussion with Mary Swander and others about farmland transition (a follow-up to the play); how to monitor and document pesticide drift; and a workshop on using trees and shrubs to create successful pollinator habitat on your farmland. Visit www.wfan.org/2015-conference-agenda/ to see the agenda, with full descriptions of workshops, intensives, and field tours.

As always, the conference will feature lots of networking, delicious locally grown food, and field tours of women-owned farms and urban ag projects in and around the Quad Cities. Questions? Call conference coordinator Leigh Adcock at 515.450.3591, or email her at conference@wfan.org.