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Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Reframing Agricultural Systems to Include, Not Exclude, Women and Other Groups
March 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
March 2 presentation by Michigan Technical University’s Dr. Angie Carter will discuss inequities and exclusionary practices in agriculture that limit opportunities for women and others, and offer recommendations for improving fairness for all
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place March 2 at noon CST will feature Dr. Angie Carter, assistant professor of Environmental/Energy Justice, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University. Carter holds a Ph.D. in sociology and sustainable agriculture from Iowa State University and studies power and social change in food and agricultural systems. She also serves on the board of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network.
In the webinar, “Women’s Farm Organizations: Protecting Status Quo or Transforming Agriculture?,” Carter will discuss current systems and constructs that center agricultural power among white men and the efforts of some women’s farm organizations to work toward systemic changes to move toward a more equitable agriculture industry. She will also highlight both the resistance to and progress toward removing longstanding inequities causing the exclusion of women. In addition, she will address the benefits of including diverse groups that bring differing values and perspectives and can help create a more inclusive and fair farming system.
“A fair food and farming system requires us to go farther than just including women; we must also do more to stand up and stop the exclusion of women and other excluded groups, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA and first-generation farmers,” said Carter. “A more diverse industry increases resilience and equity while expanding opportunities for all participants rather than the legacy model in which are primarily concentrated within a single group.”
Participants in Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinars are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CST March 2:
Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172
Or, join from a dial-in phone line:
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 364 284 172
The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at: https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.
A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.
About Iowa Learning Farms:
Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources, EPA Section 319 Grant Program and GROWMARK, Inc.