- Keynotes by Danielle Nierenberg of FoodTank, Pakou Hang of the Hmong American Farmers Association, and Kari Hamerschlag of Environmental Working Group.
- Workshops and panels on dozens of topics ranging from CSA management to soil health to farm bill advocacy.
- Field tours will be offered to showcase women-owned farms and teach skills such as chain-saw use and prescribed fire.
- Opportunities to sponsor and exhibit! (The call for proposals is now closed; if you submitted a proposal, you will be notified of its status by one of our staff members.)
“This is the first time this conference will be held in the Midwest, and we are excited to invite colleagues from all across the country to join us as presenters and attendees,” said Leigh Adcock, WFAN executive director.
The agenda begins Wednesday, November 6 with registration, field tours, and half-day intensives on leadership and soil health. All activities before 5pm are optional and include an extra fee with your registration. There will be a short play featured Wednesday evening about immigrant farmers by Iowa poet laureate Mary Swander, called “Vang.”
Conference website - http://wfan.org/cultivating-our-food-farms-and-future-2/