Women in Ag Program, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Educational programs dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise. The courses foster problem solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills in farm women. Courses are offered through a network of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educators, including farm management specialists, value added agriculture specialists, and county staff that have received Women in Agriculture curriculum training. Included are several Annie’s Project courses.
Iowa Women in Agriculture
Iowa Women in Agriculture is a nonprofit organization formed in 2005 to serve women farmers, landowners, and agribusiness professionals.
We help women grow their expertise, skills, and knowledge, and expand their community connections so they can achieve their financial potential and contribute to the agricultural community that they love.
We are governed by a volunteer board of directors who plan and execute all aspects of our programs and services, including our annual conference.
Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN)
The Women Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) is a community of women in sustainable agriculture. WFAN supports efforts through which 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. WFAN has 3 main program areas: It’s Women Landowner Outreach program, which works to educate women landowners about conservation methods they implement on their land; Harvesting our Potential, which provides on-farm apprenticeships in sustainable agriculture and brings women together for education and networking; and Plate to Politics, which provides information and tools to help women become advocates for healthy food systems in their own communities and at the state and federal levels.
Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational programs designed to strengthen women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise. Currently, classes are being taught in 33 states, including Iowa. Annie’s Projects foster problem solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills in farm women. Managing for Today and Tomorrow, a second level Annie’s Project course, teaches business, estate, retirement and succession planning.