Harvesting Our Potential Training Women Farmers

Iowa needs women farmers. Women-owned farms comprise only eight percent of all farms in Iowa, and that number is falling. Through Harvesting Our Potential: Training Women Farmers, WFAN empowers women to become farmers. Two indicators of success for future farmers are on-farm experience and business planning. Harvesting Our Potential addresses both of these and a third component that is critical for women: a supportive network of other women. We will provide supportive learning circles for women who aspire to become farmers, provide on-farm mentorships for women by matching them with successful women farmers, and provide an intensive business planning training.