Posts tagged how i lead
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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Plate to Politics: Women Running for Office on Food and Farm Issues

I’ve spent several hours online perusing the profiles of inspiring women candidates running on platforms for an ecologically and socially just food system. You might have seen the recent article on Modern Farmer: Five Female Farmer Candidates to Watch in 2018. The following list is a compilation of candidates we have been notified about through our Plate to Politics workshops, and is not meant to be an endorsement of any specific candidate, rather an opportunity for you to see how other women are approaching their candidacy.

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How I Lead: Patty Edelburg Elected Vice President of National Farmers Union

In a short conversation with Patty Edelburg it is easy to tell that she is a dynamic leader with a long-term vision. She’s a leader in food and agriculture and has served in a variety of roles in Wisconsin Farmers Union and USDA FSA. Now, she will bring her range of skills and knowledge to the National Farmers Union as Vice President. She was elected this March at the National Farmers Union Convention in Kansas City.

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WFAN Board Members Participate in Panel at UN Commission on the Status of Women

In March of 2018, thousands of women from around the world arrived in New York City for the 62nd session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women. Women gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. As WFAN board members, we believe in building an ecological and just food and agriculture system; thus, we were honored to be a part of the conversation.

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Meghan Buell Brings Transgender Education to Rural Communities

Meghan Buell is not afraid to be vulnerable to change the conversation. She founded Transgender Resource, Education, and Enrichment Services (TREES, Inc.) in 2015 to conduct transgender awareness presentations in rural communities, conduct transgender training and deliver transgender resources to these communities in hopes of educating the residents, community leaders, businesses and other organizations who may potentially interact with the transgender community.

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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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