Ann Wolf has been a member of Iowa Women in Agriculture since 2020. She owns and manages a 300-acre family farm in Jackson County, Iowa.
She is a graduate of University of Iowa, and throughout her career, Ann has worked extensively with nonprofits, and as a consultant. Currently she is completing a masters degree in philanthropy and nonprofit development from the University of Northern Iowa.
Sixteen years ago, when ownership of her family’s farmland passed to her, she created a conservation plan to repair erosion damage. Focusing on conservation/wetland and streambank soil retention and restoration, Ann has implemented many state and federal environmental and wildlife habitat sustainability programs, working with Iowa DNR, CRP through NRCS, USDA, FSA, Pheasants Forever, and Izaak Walton League.
Ann lives in Des Moines, where she is the executive director of Iowa Heartland Resource Conservation & Development. In 2014, she founded Clear Stream Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm for businesses, nonprofits, and farm organizations.
“I believe it’s important for woman to work together to solve and communicate effectively regarding farm-related issues in Iowa that more directly impact their farm’s operations,” she says. “Whether they’re actively living on their farm, operate as an absentee landowner or are a beginning or seasoned farmland owner, networking and communication is essential and vital.”
Ann enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. She also designs and illustrates children’s books through her company Moon Hollow Enterprises LLC.