WFAN 2018 Annual Conference encourages attendees to step into action

It’s as much a time to come together, learn and grow as it is a time to ground ourselves in the lifelong, challenging work of being women in food and agriculture. The 2018 conference brought together 200 women (and a few nonbinary folks and men!) working for healthy food and farming. The conference was held at the Holiday Inn DTWN in Des Moines, Iowa, on November 2-3.

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Plate to Politics Trains Women at National Farmers Union’s Fall Legislative Fly-in

On September 11, 24 women attending National Farmers Union’s Fall Legislative Fly-in gathered for a two-hour Plate to Politics mini-workshop. At the organization’s most well-attended Fall Legislative Fly-In in over a decade, 350 Farmers Union members traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for stronger farm and food policy.

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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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Action Alert: Today is the day to make the Farm Bill more just!

The 2018 Farm Bill is on the move! The Senate version of the farm bill largely does right by sustainable agriculture, local food, beginning farmers and farmers of color, organics, and more. It is overall a step in the right direction on many issues. But our work’s not done yet! The bill also includes major corporate giveaways that make it harder for family-scale independent farmers and ranchers to succeed.

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