Women in Agriculture Programs: Iowa

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Women in Agriculture Project, Iowa State University

Educational programs dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise. The courses foster problem solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills in farm women. Courses are offered through a network of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educators, including farm management specialists, value added agriculture specialists, and county staff that have received Women in Agriculture curriculum training. Included are several Annie's Project courses.

Website: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag/
Email:  schultz@iastate.edu or lscarb@iastate.edu

Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN)

WFAN logoThe Women Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) is a community of women in sustainable agriculture. WFAN supports efforts through which women can give each other the information, connections, and encouragement they need to be effective practitioners and supporters of sustainable agriculture and healthy localized food systems. WFAN has 3 main program areas: It's Women Landowner Outreach program, which works to educate women landowners about conservation methods they implement on their land; Harvesting our Potential, which provides on-farm apprenticeships in sustainable agriculture and brings women together for education and networking; and Plate to Politics, which provides information and tools to help women become advocates for healthy food systems in their own communities and at the state and federal levels.

Website: http://www.wfan.org/
Email: info@wfan.org
Phone: 515-460-2477


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