Patti Edwardson farms with her partner, George Naylor, near Churdan, Iowa. Patti’s activism is focused on transforming the agribusiness model of farming to a more regenerative, agroecological model that includes the leadership and participation of women and minorities to bring healthy, locally-produced food to our citizens. In 2015, she spent two weeks in Cuba attending an agroecology conference and short course. In the summer of 2016, she will participate in a Food Sovereignty and Agroecology tour of Nicaragua, learning from women farmers. Patti is a member of the board of Women, Food, and Agriculture Network and an active member of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.