Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) Annual Conference
Nov. 14-15, 2014 | Fairfield, Iowa
Join WFAN for two days of learning, networking, and eating local foods with other women engaged in healthy food and farming. Choose from field tours, on-site intensives, a screening of the female farmer veteran documentary film Terra Firma (including a discussion led by the film’s producers and one of its featured farmers) and much more. The MOSES Rural Women’s Project Coordinator, Lisa Kivirist, will be presenting a plate to politics women’s leadership training. Learn more.
In Her Boots: Sustainable Farming For Women, By Women
Spend the day with an inspiring group of women farmers and educators dedicated to transforming our food system. These day-long, on-farm workshops includes a detailed farm tour, lunch and networking opportunities. With a focus on sharing experiences, stories and ideas, the In Her Boots format builds on the idea that women farmers learn best from each other. Bring your questions! Women just starting on their farm or food business dream are especially encouraged to attend.
Each Boots workshop covers different topics and women are welcome to attend more than one.
Recaps from Summer 2014 Events
Growing Organic Herbs
Four Elements Organic Herbals, North Freedom, Wis.
This In Her Boots workshop took place at Jane Hawley Stevens’ certified organic herb farm. Jane showed us her educational Chakra Garden, where the herbs are placed according to the body systems they support.
Produce, Syrup and Livestock + Pizza!
Stoney Acres Farm, Athens, Wis.
South Central Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Agriculture Farm Tour
From eggplants to emus, sheep to solar energy, bed & breakfasts to beef – the annual Soil Sisters farm tour highlights a cross-section of women farmers in south central Wisconsin who prioritize small-scale, diversified, community-focused agriculture.
Women Caring for the Land:
Conservation Training for Women Landowners
Women Caring for the Land is an innovative program that helps female non-operator landowners learn more about conservation practices they can employ on their land. The MOSES Rural Women’s Project is partnering with Women, Food and Agriculture Network to offer three workshops in Wisconsin in April. The agenda includes an informational morning session, lunch, and a bus tour of area farmland to look at land conservation practices. The same material will be offered at each workshop; please attend the one closest to you which fits your schedule.