Conferences related to food systems and/or community development.

The 2020 International Workshop on Agritourism (IWA) will be held October 27-29 at the Hilton Burlington Hotel in downtown Burlington, Vermont, USA. The University of Vermont Extension local host committee is working on developing an exciting program for participants that will include educational sessions on pertinent industry topics, poster presentations, hands-on workshops and farm tours, networking events, and time with our exhibitors and sponsors. We invite you to extend your trip on either end of the Workshop to explore the bountiful farms, culinary experiences, arts, and other attractions in Vermont and surrounding states and provinces. Mark your calendar and make plans now to attend! 


Farmers, researchers, agricultural service providers, tourism experts, and others interested in agritourism are invited to share their knowledge and experience.


We need your support! This workshop will bring together agriculture and tourism industry professionals from around the United States and beyond. Show your support for agriculture and its many cultural, economic, and environmental benefits by partnering with us as a sponsor of the 2020 event. Learn more about how you can get involved
To register and learn more about the event, click here! 
Event Date 10/27/2020
Event End Date 10/29/2020
Individual Price Free

2020 WFAN Annual Conference 

Cultivating (Bio)diversity: Seeding our stories, growing our power

Friday - Saturday, Nov. 6 - 7, 2020 

Virtual conference held with WHOVA (a virtual event center) 


Conference Goals

The Women, Food, and Agriculture Network offers a platform, with our conference, to advocate and agitate for social transformation in our lives, communities, and shared work. We are committing to the following statements as our guiding 2020 WFAN Conference principles--and we invite you to join us. Our conference will: 

  1. Build and strengthen anti-oppression knowledge, initiatives, and action through training, reflection, and collaboration.  

  2. Provide practical farm-based educational opportunities for beginning through seasoned agrarians, landowners, and food systems advocates. 

  3. Increase our capacity as land caretakers to define, create, and implement practices rooted in ecological justice. 

  4. Offer intentional spaces for critical dialogue, networking, coalition building, and story-sharing.


Conference registration opens Sept. 1. Visit this website for more details:

Event Date 11/6/2020
Event End Date 11/7/2020
Individual Price Free