2019 Mentorship Application for Harvesting Our Potential Program is Open

Shea Velez-Westphal spent a month on Denise O’Brien’s farm learning about vegetable production.

Shea Velez-Westphal spent a month on Denise O’Brien’s farm learning about vegetable production.

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network is excited to launch our application process for the Harvesting Our Potential program in 2019. This program helps train aspiring women farmers by giving them the opportunity to work with women who are already farming successfully.

Women entering farming are more likely than their male counterparts to first ask how their farms can support their families and their communities. This perspective leads to women having farms that are more diverse, more likely to grow produce, and more likely to raise small animals. By supporting women farmers we are not only helping to create entrepreneurs, we are helping to build community food security, bring more diversity to the landscape, and protect farmland into the future.

Call for Mentors

If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill out the application at the link below. More program details can be found on the application landing page. Due to funding restrictions, all mentors will need to farm in Iowa. Applications are now closed.

Questions? Contact HOP coordinator Wren Almitra, 215-384-3094, wren@wfan.org.

Call for Mentees

If you are interested in being a mentee, please fill out the application at the link below. More program details can be found on the application landing page. Due to funding restrictions, all mentees will need to farm in Iowa. Applications are now closed.

This program is made possible by our funders: Globetrotter Foundation, Iowa Women’s FoundationSimply7.