Scholarships Available for WFAN Annual Conference

PermacultureLooking for some financial help attending the WFAN annual conference this November 4-5 at Lied Lodge? We have several scholarship options available for you, depending on your situation. Here is a list of available scholarships with their eligibility requirements. If you have questions after reading the information, please contact Leigh Adcock, conference coordinator, at 515 450 3591 or by email at this link.

And don't forget to register for the conference! That form is at this link.

REAP Scholarships

If you are a woman farmer or farmland owner who lives and/or manages farmland in Iowa, you may apply for one of 15 scholarships of $200 each to cover costs of attending the conference. You must apply for the scholarship in advance by filling out the form at this link, and you will get your funds after attending the conference and filling out a brief online survey about what you learned. More information is included on the application form.

REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) is a program of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. You can learn more about this great program and the important conservation work it supports at this link.

SARE Scholarships

North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is generously offering a limited number of scholarships for the 2016 WFAN annual conference, Nov. 4 and 5 in Nebraska City, NE. The state SARE coordinators in Iowa and Nebraska are providing these scholarships as professional development travel funds, so they are available to attendees from those states only.

These professional development scholarships are available to agriculture educators and leaders, including Extension staff, community ag leaders, sustainable agriculture non-profit group board members, NRCS and FSA staff, high school ag instructors, etc.

Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, rolling basis to qualified applicants until they are filled. Funds are paid after the event, as a reimbursement, following submission of travel receipts and a brief evaluation form. Reimbursable costs may include registration, lodging, meals on the road, and mileage.

Contacts to apply:

IOWA Three $150 scholarships are available. Contact Iowa SARE coordinator Linda Naeve at this email and tell her you are interested in applying for a scholarship to attend the 2016 WFAN annual conference.

NEBRASKA Ten $250 scholarships are available. Contact Nebraska SARE coordinator Gary Lesoing at this email and tell him you are interested in applying for a scholarship to attend the 2016 WFAN annual conference.

Mother's Egg Money Scholarships

WFAN conference attendees may also qualify for a Mother's Egg Money scholarship, created by WFAN colleague Jean Eells in honor of her mother, and intended to fund continuing conservation education for women. Click here to learn more and to apply.