Join us for Plate to Politics on June 10th

Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) and Illinois Stewardship Alliance are combining forces to bring a Plate to Politics event to Springfield. 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.


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.

When: June 10, 2019 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Maldaner’s Restaurant, 222 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Cost: $15
Appetizers will be provided by Chef Michael Higgins of Maldaner’s Restaurant
Email Ash Bruxvoort with questions


  • 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!


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.

Plate to Politics and WFAN programs are organized to serve women and gender non-conforming people who are passionate about creating a better food system. For more information about gender inclusivity in our programming visit our statement here.

Plate to Politics is a program of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network and is strengthened by our partnership with VoteRunLead, a nonpartisan nonprofit powerhouse and recognized leader in women’s civic leadership, with a network of 10,000 trained civic leaders and hundreds of alumnae serving as elected and appointed officials.