Nine fantastic breakout sessions are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, during the 2015 Women, Food and Agriculture Network annual conference in Davenport. Click here to learn more about the conference and to register.
On Saturday, learn the basics of starting a vegetable production operation from two seasoned women farmers; hear about innovative strategies for accessing and financing land; find out how to diversify your income stream; be inspired by a panel of eco-feminist activists, and much more.
Here is a list of the breakout sessions, selected by the conference committee from among the dozens of proposals submitted by WFAN members nationwide:
- Expert Panel Response to Map of My Kingdom, Friday night’s play about farmland transition
- Veggie Production 101
- Pesticide Drift: How to Know, What to Do
- Food•Faith•Climate: Connecting the Dots
- Getting to Land: Sustainability and Viability
- How She Does It: Women Farmers Generating Income Through Diversification
- Build a Backyard Bat Box
- Women Protecting Our Futures: Eco-Feminist Activism
- Successful Pollinator Habitat
Click here to see full descriptions of the workshops, and names of presenters.
The theme for this year’s WFAN conference is Women Protecting Pollinators, Protecting Food. Our keynote speaker is professor and author Robin Kimmerer.
As always, the conference will feature lots of networking, delicious locally grown food, and field tours of women-owned farms in and around the Quad Cities.
Questions? Email conference coordinator Leigh Adcock at this link.