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Women Food and Ag Network (WFAN) Annual Conference


Women Protecting Pollinators, Protecting Food is the theme of the 2015 WFAN annual conference, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, IA. Join 200 colleagues from all across the US to network, learn and enjoy the best locally grown foods Midwest women farmers have to offer! Our keynote speaker is Dr. Robin Kimmerer, distinguished teaching professor of environmental and forest biology at the State University of New York and founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. Field tours will be offered to showcase women-owned horticulture and livestock farms in Iowa and Illinois, urban farm projects including the Quad Cities Food Hub, and others. Friday afternoon intensives will focus on pollinator habitat and women’s leadership, as well as a combination tour and discussion for aspiring and beginning women farmers. Nine Saturday workshops will cover topics ranging from land access to marketing, financing, and conservation. Watch the new play about farm transition, Map of My Kingdom; enjoy delicious food and lots of networking! Visit www.wfan.org or contact Leigh Adcock at conference@wfan.org for more info. Limited exhibitor spaces available, as well as scholarships funded by Iowa REAP.