Plate to Politics Workshop - Indiana

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Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN), Indiana Farmers Union and Indy Women in Food are combining forces to bring a Plate to Politics event to downtown Indianapolis. Designed to encourage Hoosier women working in the food and agriculture industries to run for leadership positions throughout the state. This one-day workshop provides hands-on skills training to women in food and farming who want to play a critical role in transforming our nation's food system. 

Whether you want to speak on behalf of a cause, serve on a board or committee, or pursue political office, Plate to Politics is a great opportunity for women to develop their leadership skills. Attendees will hone their public speaking skills in a fun environment, network with like-minded women, and be inspired by women leaders. Women with an interest in helping run for office are also encouraged to attend. 


  • Keynote speech by Indiana House Rep. Carey Jeffries Hamilton
  • Lunch panel with local elected officials and community activists
  • Opportunities for networking with like-minded women
  • Learn how to move people to action through stories with Ash Bruxvoort, Plate to Politics Coordinator at the Women, Food and Ag Network. 
  • Continued support and training through Women, Food and Agriculture Network's Plate to Politics program!

The Plate to Politics program ( is a nationwide effort organized by Women, Food, and Agriculture Network to support and strengthen the national leadership role of women transforming our nation’s food system—from the federal agricultural policy agenda to what’s on our dinner plates. The program focuses on providing leadership training to women engaged in healthy food and farming to take leadership positions—whether on local, state, or federal levels.


Doors open 9:30 AM
A light lunch will be provided by Chef Becky Hostetter of Duos

Thank you to the IndyStar and Liz Biro for donating the space for this workshop. This event will take place in the IndyStar Building. Enter the main entrance on the corner of Meridian and Georgia Street. Parking is available on the street for free or for a fee in the Circle City Center Mall parking garage.

General Admission - $10, includes a light lunch provided by Chef Becky Hostetter of Duos

Thanks to our sponsors!

Plate to Politics is generously sponsored by Rachel's Network, a vibrant community of women who catalyze their collective power for a healthy, thriving world. Learn more at Rachel's Network.

About Women, Food, and Agriculture Network:

Women, Food, and Agriculture Network is a community of women involved in sustainable agriculture, which engages women in building an ecological and just food and agricultural system through individual and community power. WFAN exists so that women can give each other the information, connections, and encouragement they need to be effective practitioners and supporters of sustainable agriculture and healthy localized food systems. For more information, visit

About Indiana Farmers Union:

Indiana Farmers Union is a grass-roots organization that works to protect the social and economic well-being of family farmers throughout the Hoosier state. INFU engages elected officials on issues that come directly from its membership and press lawmakers to implement and enforce laws and regulations that will strengthen agriculture in Indiana. Founded in 1955, Indiana Farmers Union is committed to representing the interests of all family farmers on issues such as sustainability, country of origin labeling, energy and food security, competitive markets, and conservation. For more information, visit

About Indy Women in Food:

Indy Women in Food exists to connect women working in food in Indianapolis, promote food-related initiatives in Indy, and host events and gatherings spearheaded by women to make a positive impact on the Indianapolis community. IWIF nurtures collaboration among women in all aspects of the Indy food scene, including chefs, restaurant owners, writers, bloggers, photographers, community organizers, and more. For more information, go to or @IndyWomeninFood on Instagram or Facebook.


June 9th, 2019 9:30 AM   through   4:00 PM
130 S Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46225

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Plate to Politics Workshop $ 10.00

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