5th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture

When:
November 30, 2016 – December 2, 2016 all-day
2016-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
2016-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Portland
OR
USA

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 5TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN IN SUSTAINABLE
AGRICULTURE

“Building Connections Towards Resiliency” this November in Portland, OR

The 5th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture will bring
together farmers, educators, technical assistance providers and activists
engaged in healthy food and farming to share educational and organization
strategies, build technical and business skills, and address policy issues
aimed at expanding the success of women farmers and ranchers.

Every few years, a regional women’s network or agricultural organization
takes the lead in planning this national conference for women, supported by
the Women, Food & Ag Network (WFAN) and others. The first national
conference was held in fall 2005 in Vermont. This year, organization of the
conference is being led by Oregon State University Small Farms with support
from a national team of leaders in sustainable agriculture and agricultural
womens’ organizations.

The conference is scheduled November 30 through December 2, 2016, at the
Doubletree by Hilton Portland, and will feature keynote speaker Natasha
Bowen, founder of the *The Color of Food*, a multimedia project focusing on
Black, Latino, Native and Asian farmers. Participants will also enjoy eight
concurrent, interactive workshop sessions, a trailblazer panel of venerable
sustainable agriculture pioneers, a diverse sponsor trade show, author
roundtable, incredible tours of area food and farms, and capstone speaker
Cathy Whims, Chef and owner of Nostrana, a top Portland restaurant.

Registration for the conference only is $200. Tour selections and
additional events may be added for a modest fee. Sponsorships are still
available. For $200, sponsors receive an 8’ table and may sell product at
the trade show. Registration, tour descriptions, lodging information and
more are live on the conference website, http://2016wisa.org/, and news and
updates will be posted to facebook: www.facebook.com/WiSA2016.