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                                          January 30-31, 2014 @ Honey Creek Resort State Park
Mission: To provide a network and support system for women in natural resources and environmental fields, to promote the entrance, advancement and retention of women in natural resources and environmental careers, and to promote  opportunities and training for the development of environmentally responsible attitudes and behaviors. 


IWINR was formed in 1988. Every year IWINR organizes a conference to aid individuals in the development of various skills and continuing education, gathering new information, and provide networking opportunities with members in diverse natural resource fields. A one-day conference is held in odd years and a two-day conference is held in even years. Conference locations move around the state to accommodate all members. The 2013 Annual Conference, 25 years Sustaining Today Through Tomorrow, will be held Jan. 24 at The Hotel at Kirkwood.


Iowa Women In Natural Resources, IWINR, is an organization dedicated to the professional development of individuals interested in the natural resources field. Membership is open to anyone interested in the purposes of Iowa Women In Natural Resources.

















2014 IWINR Conference details--click here for the agenda and registration

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Women, Food and  Agriculture Network

Hi to all IWINR members a great opportunity through WFAN hope some of you can attend!

Scholarships available for IWINR members at national women's conference Nov. 6 - 8 in Des Moines

Conservation educators are invited to apply for scholarships to attend the 4th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture, Nov. 6 - 8, 2013, in Des Moines. The event is sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network, and has the theme "Cultivating Our Food, Farms and Future."
The conference is expected to attract more than 300 women from all over the country, will feature tracks on production, management, advocacy and soil health topics. Nine field trips will highlight everything from prairie management to urban gardening. 
Scholarships for conservationists are provided by Iowa SARE, and are for $125 off the cost of registration.
To learn more or to apply, visit this link (https://womenfoodagnet.wufoo.com/forms/scholarship-application-form/)
Awards are given on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be made available until filled. 
Learn more about the conference and view our agenda at this link (http://wfan.org/2013-cultivating-our-farms-food-future-agenda/).
Questions? Call Carol Schutte, WFAN conference coordinator, at 641-430-2540, or email her at carol@wfan.org.


Aldo Leopold Storyteller--Jim Pfitzer
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