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Women, Food and Agriculture Network posts its own events and those from other organizations that may be of interest to its members. If you have an event you’d like posted, please email info@wfan.org.

September – November 2014

Sep
7
Sun
2014
Map of My Kingdom – Decorah, IA
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Potluck at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m. A discussion will follow the performance.
RSVP by Thursday, September 4th to Lauren Zastrow at (515) 232-5661 or lauren@practicalfarmers.org

“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
MidwestArtistMGMT@gmail.com
(515) 451-2305

Sep
25
Thu
2014
Map of My Kingdom – Chariton, IA
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A discussion will follow the performance.
RSVP by Monday, September 22nd to Lauren Zastrow at (515) 232-5661 or lauren@practicalfarmers.org

“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
MidwestArtistMGMT@gmail.com
(515) 451-2305

Sep
28
Sun
2014
Map of My Kingdom – Red Oak, IA
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

RSVP by Thursday, September 25th to Lauren Zastrow at (515) 232-5661 or lauren@practicalfarmers.org

“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
MidwestArtistMGMT@gmail.com
(515) 451-2305

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Map of My Kingdom – Cedar Falls, IA
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RSVP to Madeline Russell, Midwest Artist Management, MidwestArtistMGMT@gmail.com
(515) 451-2305

“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
MidwestArtistMGMT@gmail.com
(515) 451-2305

Nov
7
Fri
2014
15th Fall Harvest Gathering for Women in Sustainable Agriculture
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for the 15th Fall Harvest Gathering for Women in Sustainable Agriculture. November 7-9, 2014, Whalen, Minnesota
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. PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US AND SAVE THE DATE!!! November 7-8-9, 2014 at Cedar Valley Resort in Whalen, MN. Costs are reasonable and scholarships are available. 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!
More details to come! Please contact staceyleighbrown@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Nov
14
Fri
2014
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.

Learn more and register at http://wfan.org/2014-wfan-annual-conference/.

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