On-farm mentorships for aspiring female farmers

Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) is currently accepting applications for its 2016 female farmer mentoring program, Harvesting Our Potential. This is a program that helps train women to become farmers by giving them the opportunity to work on farms with women who are already successful farmers.
Mentees work directly with a farmer instructor to gain hands-on experience. Most mentorships will last around 10 weeks and take place any time within the growing season, whenever it works best for mentor and mentee.
Those interested in being a part of the 2016 program as either a mentor or a mentee may fill out an application form found under the News link on the WFAN webste, www.wfan.org. The program has the ability to support 10 pairs of farmers. The application deadline has been extended to February 19.
Women from anywhere in the U.S. may apply to be a mentee, but all training will take place in Iowa. Mentors must be farming in Iowa. For additional information contact Harvesting Our Potential coordinator Lynn Heuss at 515-201-9405.
This program is made possible by generous support from the Iowa Women’s Foundation and Ag Ventures Alliance. Women, Food and Agriculture Network is a non-profit, educational organization formed in 1997 to provide networking, information and leadership development opportunities to women involved in all aspects of sustainable agriculture.
Learn more Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) at www.wfan.org or by calling 515-460-2477.