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Exploring Animal Agriculture in Western Pennsylvania

Penn State Extension invites you to participate in one or more of these events to share your suggestions and ideas for enhancing animal-agriculture in western Pennsylvania.

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September 18, 2017 6:30 PM to September 20, 2017 8:30 PM

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Exploring Animal Agriculture in Western Pennsylvania
We invite you to participate in one or more of these events to share your suggestions and ideas for enhancing animal-agriculture in western Pennsylvania.
Meeting Dates and Locations

  • Indiana CountyMonday September 18, 2017 6:30-8:30 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, in Indiana PA. http://www.kovalchickcomplex.com/
  •  Armstrong CountyTuesday September 19, 2017 6:30-8:30 at the Belmont Complex in Kittanning

       http://armstrongcounty.com/members/belmont-complex

  •  Westmoreland County – Wednesday September 20, 2017 6:30-8:30 at the Roy Houston Conservation Education Center in Greensburg. http://wcdpa.com/about/headquarters/

There is no fee for participating in any of these meetings. Light refreshments will be provided.

So that we have an accurate estimate for seating and refreshments we request that you RSVP at Leanne Griffith at llg5120@ag.psu.edu or call the Westmoreland County Extension office at 724.837.1402 by September 12, 2017.

Open discussions and strategy development will be preceded by a brief review of the physical, economic and survey data we’ve collected as part of this on-going project.
Project Background
Sponsored by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension is working to explore the opportunities and feasibility of expanding animal agriculture in western Pennsylvania.
The project is designed to integrate:

  •  Biophysical data (land-use, land capabilities, environmental limitations etc.),
  •  Economic data (business structure, purchasing patterns, employment etc.)
  •  Producer survey data
  •  Community input to serve as a catalyst for local and regional strategy development and action steps.

Your INPUT is vital to the Community Strategy meetings and we hope you will be able to join us at one or more of the meetings in Westmoreland, Indiana, and Armstrong counties.

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724-837-1402