Women Food and Ag Network Conference

women food and ag network conference

2017 Women Food and Ag Network (WFAN) Annual Conference — Celebrating 20 Years!

2017 Women Food and Ag Network Conference
1997 – 2017: Rooted in History, Growing for the Future
Thursday – Saturday, Nov. 2 – 4, 2017
Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, WI

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Join us as we celebrate 20 years of engaging women in building an ecological and just food and agricultural system through individual and community power!

Our Women Food and Ag Network Conference keynote speaker will be food justice activist LaDonna Redmond.

Many of you have asked us for more time at the conference, and we are listening! This year’s conference will be a full day longer than our usual annual conferences. We’ll begin with pre-conference intensives and tours on Thursday, Nov. 2, and continue with workshops and other events Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Sheraton Madison Hotel.

To make your reservation at the special room rate, visit this linkNOTE: the discount rate ends October 16. (There is also a Comfort Inn next door and a Holiday Inn Express about two blocks away.)

If you are a student or beginning farmer, you receive a $25 registration discount. Use the code wfanstudentfarmer2017 where prompted.

As always, there will be plenty of time for networking, a great slate of farm and urban ag tours, and lots of delicious, locally grown food at the Women Food and Ag Network Conference!



Women make up more than half the US population, and own an increasing number of farms. Surveys show that women own or co-own nearly half the farmland in the Midwest. But we are under-represented on the boards of policy-making bodies, and often encounter communications barriers when accessing information from agencies and institutions.

WFAN exists so that 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.

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