WISA Conference Presentations

Session 1

Marketing for Your Farm - Erin Harwood, Garden Delights Herb Farm; Lorrie Conway, Conway Family Farm

Issues in Food Safety - Kate Allen, Certification Programs Manager, Oregon Department of Agriculture; Andrea Northup, Minneapolis Public Schools; Erin Doherty, Open Hands Farm; Annalisa Hultberg, University of Minnesota On-Farm GAPs Education Program

Seed Saving and Certification - Mary Beuthin, Oregon Seed Certification Service

Mentoring Our New Farmers - Laura Ryser, Washington State University; Kellie Henwood, Washington State University; Laura Lewis, Washington State University; Diane Green, Greentree Naturals

Climate Change - Julie Doll, Michigan State University; Wendy Powers, Michigan State University; Marilyn Thelen, Michigan State University Extension; Amy Garrett, Oregon State University Extension Service - Small Farms Program; Teresa Retzlaff, 46 North Farm; Robin Lindsley, Dairy Creek Community Food Web; Anne Berblinger, Gales Meadow Farm

Training and Land Access - Megan Fehrman, Rogue Farm Corps; Dana Kristal, OSU Extension-Small Farms Program; Emily Cooper, Full Cellar Farm; Karin Pfeiffer-Robinson, Adelante Mujeres; Megan Horst, Portland State University Urban Studies and Planning; Nellie McAdams, Rogue Farm Corps; Mary Kyle McCurdy, 1000 Friends of Oregon

Networking & Community Building - Lisa Kivirist, Serendipity arm & Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA); Lori Stern, Lucky Dog Farmstay and Cow & Quince Café; Debby Zygielbam, Robert Sinskey Vineyard

Session 2

Women & Farm Labor Management - Rachel Da Rosa, Casa Rosa Farms; Mary Peabody, UVM Extension; Emily Jane Freed Jacobs Farm/del Cabo, Inc.; Eden Olsen

Building Community/Farm Connections - Rachel Suits, Oregon State University Extension Service; Lauren Kraemer, Oregon State University Extension Service; Ariel Agenbroad, University of Idaho Extension

Generations of Women: Strategies to Preserve Land for Women Farmers - Nett Hart, Webster Farm Organic

Adding Value - Kirsten K. Shockey, Fermentista’s Kitchen; Mary Alionis, Whistling Duck Farm; Amber Lippert, Organic Materials Review Institute

Flowers on the Farm - Dru Rivers, Full Belly Farm; Heidi Herrmann, Strong Arm Farm and Santa Rosa Junior College; Lennie Larkin, B-Side Flower Farm and Design

AgriTourism - Scottie Jones, Leaping Lamb Farm/Farm Stay; Sheila Gray, WSU Extension

Session 3

Season Extension Techniques for the Small Acreage Farmer - Diane Green, Greentree Naturals

Reading Financial Statements - Julia Shanks, Food Consulting

Farm Advocacy 101 - Jennie Msall, Farm Aid

Get Down to Business! Simple Business Planning for URBAN Backyard Market Garden - Stepheni Norton, Dickinson Farm

Unlock the Secrets in Your Soil: An Introduction to Soil Health - Cory Owens & Jen Moore-Kucera, USDA-NRCS

Compost 101 - Teresa Matteson, Benton Soil and Water Conservation District

Soil Sisters: How Women Can Lead Food System Change - Lisa Kivirist, Serendipity Farm & Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES); Natasha Bowens, Author, The Color of Food; Gabriele Marewski, Paradise Farms; Rose Hayden-Smith, University of California

Session 4

Scaling Down; Cutting Back; Moving On - Katie Kulla, Oakhill Organics; Shari Sirkin, Dancing Roots Farm; Melissa Matthewson, Barking Moon Farm; Mary Alionis, Whistling Duck Farm

Sow Good Financial Habits: Cash Flow Budgeting - Kelly McAdam, UNH Cooperative Extension

Developing Resilient Food Systems at the Community and State Level - Katrina Van Dis, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Organization & High Desert Food & Farm Alliance; Sarah Sullivan, Gorge Grown Food Network; Greg Holmes, Rogue Valley Food System Network; Lauren Gwin, Oregon State University Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems

Secrets of the Soil; Unlocked! - Jennifer Nelson, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

Balancing Farm & Family: How Holistic Management Can Help You Live the Life You Want - Angela Boudro, Holistic Management International

From Hoof to Plate: Business Essentials for Pastured Meat Producers - Rebecca Thistlethwaite, Mostead Farm/Sustain Consulting

Sharing Our Power and Strength through Storytellng & Social Media - Rose Hayden-Smith, University of California

Session 5

A One-Woman Show - Ana Friesema, Oregon Tilth; Laura Masterson, 47th Ave Farm; Lila Tova, Flying Coyote Farm

Enterprise Analysis: Identifying Winners and Losers - Angela Boudro, Holistic Management International

Building Food Security & Community: Food Systems Work with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde - Lexi Stickel, Marion-Polk Food Share; Tracy Gagnon, Oregon Food Bank; Francene Ambrose, Kristy DeLoe, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Lesbian Farmers & Rural Communities - Nett Hart, Webster Farm Organic; Lindsey Morris Carpenter, Grassroots Farm LLC; Jaclyn Wypler, UW-Madison Sociology

Unearthing Hope and Advocacy: How Faith Institutions and Farms Can Find Partnership - Kristin Ritzau, Claremont School of Theology; Sarah Nolan, The Abundant Table Farm

Passing it On: Transitioning the Farm to the Next Generation - Sherri Noxel, Austin Family Business Center OSU College of Business; Alana Kenagy, Kenagy Family Farm; Jabrila Via, Winter Green Farm; Mary Wahl, Wahl Ranch

Farming Ergonomics & Exercise - Talina Corvus, Blackbroom Farm

Session 6

Authenticity: The Secret Sauce of Success - Jeanne Carver, Imperial Stock Ranch

VEAL: No Longer the Ugly Meat - Sandra Kay Miller, Painted Hand Farm

Plate to Politics - Liz Johnson of Vote, Run, Lead; Bridget Holcomb of Women, Food and Agriculture Network; Erin Vivaldi of Vote, Run, Lead

Veterans and Agriculture: Opportunities for Success - Christina Wolf, Growing Veterans; Scotty Irwin, Growing Veterans; Mickey Willenbring, Dot Ranch Churros

The Art of Negotiating: Getting What You Need - Mary Peabody, UVM Extension

Growing Quinoa as an Alternative Crop in Oregon's Willamette Valley - Heather Stoven, Oregon State University

Community Food Security & Economic Development Through Food Sovereignty & Capacity Building - Mary Augustine, Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative; Emma O’Polka, Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative; Jennifer Vazquez-Koster, Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative and Red Earth Gardens

Session 7

The Value of Organic Certification - Jackie Sleeper, Oregon Tilth; Katie Coppoletta, Fiddlehead Farm; April Thatcher, April Joy Farm; Jessika Tantisook, Starvation Alley; Megan Denton, Able Farm

Hoop Houses for Health & Farm to School: Innovative Programming & Partnerships - Dru Montri, Michigan Farmers Market Association and Ten Hens Farm; Colleen Matts, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems; Erin Caudell, Michigan State University and Flint Ingredient Company; Mary Brower, Bluestem Farm

New Mechanizations with Ergonomic Advancements: Best Fit for Women - Karen Funkenbusch and Danielle Skouby, University of Missouri

HERstory: Four Generations of Oregon Farmers - Beth Satterwhite, Even Pull Farm; Elizabeth Miller, Minto Island Growers; Polly Gottesman, Pumpkin Ridge Farm

Supporting Women in Agriculture through Social Policies - Florence Becot, University of Vermont

Advocacy for Busy People: Getting Heard in a Noisy World - Sarah Hackney, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; Reana Kovalcik, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

eTools for Your Program & Business - Beth Holtzman; UVM Extension

Session 8

Daily Dose of Fiber: Integrating Value-Added Natural Fibers to Diversify Farm Income - Avril Freeman, Avril*Cultural

Learn Modern Farm Marketing Skills to Gain Loyal Customers and Sell Your Products at Your Prices - Charlotte Smith, Champoeg Creamery

Developing International Solidarity and Knowledge Sharing for Women in Sustainable Agriculture - Joan Brady, National Farmers Union of Canada and LVC

Telling Our Stories: Change Making and Ecofeminism - Joan Brady, National Farmers Union of Canada and LVC

Land Access: Legal Tools to Create Affordable, Stable & Equitable Land Tenure - Carrie Scrufari, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems Vermont Law School 

Producing and Selling Value-added Foods - Jeanne Brandt, OSU Extension Service; Kelly Streit, OSU Extension Service

Bees and the Agroecosystem: How the Midwives of Agriculture Nurture Ecological, Biological and Emotional Health -