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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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Beginning Women Farmers Network with Seasoned Farmers

The Harvesting Our Potential Learning Circle provided resources and connections attendees will be able to use as they move forward with their farm dreams. The energy, excitement, and conversations throughout the day provided affirmation that connecting women through events like this are needed.

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Carly McAndrews Gains Experience on Farms Across United States

Since her first farm job in 2011, Carly has worked on six farms across the United States, including farms in Connecticut, Vermont, California, and Iowa. She’s currently at Echollective Farm in Mechanicsville, Iowa, alongside Molly. She said she loves the community of people she works with.

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Women Landowners Attend 200th Conservation Meeting

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network’s Women Caring for the Land program recently held its’ 200th meeting. More than 3,200 women have attended a Women Caring for the Land meeting. The peer-to-peer meetings intend to bridge the gap in conservation knowledge and implementation for women landowners. Women now own or co-own close to 50% of the farmland in the US.

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Plate to Politics Educates Over 160 Women this Spring through Empowering Workshops

WFAN’s Plate to Politics program provided skills based political leadership training to over 160 women in food and agriculture this spring. Our spring workshop tour visited Des Moines, Iowa; East Troy, Wisconsin; Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and Tucson, Arizona. The one-day workshops trained women how to lead and motivate people to action by sharing their unique stories.

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All in the Family: Kentucky Mother Shares Passion for Land with Daughters

Donna Solly’s grandparents were not big farmers. They worked very hard to purchase the land Donna grew up on in Princeton, Kentucky. From a young age, Donna learned the importance of hard work and showing pride in your land through maintenance and conservation. The land provided the majority of the food her grandparents ate.

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