2017 marks the 20th anniversary of WFAN and we’re celebrating with our longest annual conference ever! Two hundred and fifty women in food and ag will gather at the Sheraton Madison Hotel this November 2-4.
Our conference theme is Rooted in History, Growing for the Future. We are seeking amazing workshop proposals that fit one of our four tracks: production; marketing and business; advocacy and leadership; or conservation and land management. Workshops are 60 – 75 minutes in length. Participatory formats are preferred. The deadline for workshop proposals is midnight CDT on July 14, 2017. Learn more and submit your proposals here.
Our keynote speaker is LaDonna Redmond, a long-time community activist who successfully worked to get Chicago Public Schools to evaluate junk food, launched urban agriculture projects, started a community grocery store, and worked on federal farm policies to expand access to healthy food in low-income communities.
Thursday field tours will visit women-owned farms in Wisconsin and urban ag projects in Madison. Thursday workshops will focus on building advocacy power, transitioning the farm to sustainability, and cheese-making. Thursday evening we’re offering a tour of farm-to-table restaurants with an option specifically for vegetarians.
Questions? Call conference coordinator Leigh Adcock at 515.450.3591, or email her at this link.