Plate to Politics - Illinois

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Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) and Illinois Stewardship Alliance are combining forces to bring a Plate to Politics event to Springfield, Illinois. Come listen to the stories of women who are passionate about healthy food, farming, and conservation, and using their passion as they serve in political office. This evening event is an opportunity to learn from women leaders and network with 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 network with like-minded women and be inspired by women leaders during a live recording of the Plate to Politics podcast. Women with an interest in running for office or helping another woman run for office are strongly encouraged to attend. 


  • Panel of women leaders, including Becky Doyle, first woman Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture (1991-1999). More names to be announced soon! 
  • Appetizers featuring local food prepared by Chef Higgins of Maldaner’s Restaurant
  • Opportunities for networking with like-minded women
  • 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 5:00 PM
Appetizers will be provided by Chef Michael Higgins of Maldaner's Restaurant

General Admission - $15, includes appetizers

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 Illinois Stewardship Alliance:

Illinois Stewardship Alliance cultivates a local food and farm system that is economically viable, socially just and environmentally sustainable. ISA is a membership-based organization. If you are local food producer, concerned citizen or food-systems related organization, we invite you to join us! Alliance members span the state and have one thing in common: they all care about the food that is produced and consumed in Illinois and want to support the increase of fresh, local foods. Click here to find out how you can become part of the Alliance.


June 10th, 2019 5:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
222 S 6th St
Springfield, IL 62701

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Plate to Politics $ 15.00

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