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15th Fall Harvest Gathering for Women in Sustainable Agriculture
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm

The 15th Annual Fall Harvest Gathering for
Women in Sustainable Agriculture
November 7-9, 2014
Cedar Valley Resort, Whalan, MN
Get to know other women who care passionately about farming and the earth!
Some of us farm and some of us want to farm but we all enjoy sharing and learning from each other
at the annual Fall Harvest Gathering for Women in Sustainable Agriculture. Join us for our 15th
gathering and connect with kindred spirits in a beautiful setting right on the Root River! All
women are welcome.
Highlights will include:
· Three (!) virtual farm tours
· Lively discussion on soil health: what to look for, and how to keep it!
· Panel discussion on passing on the farm
· Excellent potluck lunch Saturday (and great food throughout the weekend!)
· Music, campfire, silent auction
· Time to walk (or bike) the Root River trail
· Time to talk casually with women who share your passion!
Cost: $120 before Nov. 1, $135 after and walk-ins. Fee includes lodging and some meals*. Saturday-only
fee $80. In order to keep costs down, we share rooms during the weekend. We may also be able to offer
a discount if you are willing to share a queen size bed. Scholarships are also available. Please let us
know if you would like to come and need some help!
Registration Friday evening, 5-7 p.m. Casual Friday supper and late-night snacks provided. Please bring
something for the Saturday potluck lunch and something to contribute to the silent auction. The silent
auction helps fund the following year’s gathering and scholarships. If you would like please bring a song
or poem or something to share around the campfire Saturday evening.
*Food is an integral part of our gathering and we ask everyone to contribute by bringing something to
share for our potluck lunch on Saturday. Some light snacks and chili for Friday night, breakfast offerings,
and Saturday’s soup supper is included.
Please make checks payable to WISA-MN, fill out form on the attachment and mail to JoAnn Pipkorn, 12660 N.
Granville Rd. Mequon, WI 53097. For more info, contact JoAnn at or 414-801-

WFAN annual conference
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm

Join Women, Food and Agriculture Network for our 2014 annual conference, Women Doing Democracy: Building Grassroots Coalitions to Grow Healthy Food and Farming in Your Community. The conference will kick-off with registration at 10 a.m. Friday, November 14, and end Saturday, November 15 at 4 p.m. Enjoy field tours, intensives, local food and a screening of Terra Firma on Friday.

On Saturday, listen to keynote speaker and New York City native Karen Washington of Black Urban Growers, speaking about Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide. After the keynote, choose which breakout sessions you’d like to attend. The conference will offer three concurrent options per session, on topics including air and water monitoring, coalition-building, livestock confinement activism, tenant-landlady relations, resources for female veteran farmers, the new farm bill, food safety regulations, and more. Diane Rosenberg will discuss anti-CAFO advocacy over lunch. More workshops after lunch, then close the conference with a community discussion and adjourn by 4 p.m.

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Map of My Kingdom – Orange City, IA
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“You’re going to have to figure out how to take care of your farmland, pass it on. Or it will be decided for you.”

Map of My Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition. In the play, character Angela Martin, a lawyer and mediator in land transition disputes, shares stories of how farmers and landowners she has worked with over the years approached their land transitions. Some families struggled to resolve the sale or transfer their land, dissolving relationships. Others found peacefully rational solutions that focused not only on viability of the family, but also of the land.

Land is the thread that binds them all of the stories together. Map of My Kingdom will resonate with those who have been through or are working through challenging land transfer issues. It will inspire the hesitant and the fearful to start the conversation that cannot wait.

If you are interested in bringing the play to a location near you, contact:
Madeline Russell, Midwest Artist Management
(515) 451-2305

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