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Women in Agriculture Day

Find out about all the ways government agencies can help women farmers at this great networking event.

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April 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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Nurturing Your Land & Sustaining Your Farming Business
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Location: Union County Government Center Conference Room
155 N 15th St
Lewisburg, PA 17837
8:30-9a Registration/Networking
9-9:20 Welcome
Denise Coleman, NRCS State Conservationist
9:20-9:55 Hibernation Is Over!
Abigail Appleman, NRCS Hispanic Outreach Technician
9:55-10:25 Keynote Speaker
Hannah Smith-Brubaker, PASA Executive Director
10:25-10:45 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Jill Weaver, District Conservationist
10:45-11 Networking Break
(soil health demonstration, information exchange, additional resources)
11-11:20 USDA Farm Service Agency
Kelly DeLucy, County Executive Director
11:20-11:40 USDA Rural Development
Amanda Hope, Business Program Specialist
11:40-noon PA Women in Agriculture Network
Lyn Garling, PA Women in Agriculture Network Representative
Noon – 1p Lunch
(soil health demonstration, information exchange, additional resources)
1-1:40 Success Stories Panel
Jim Baird, American Farmland Trust Mid-Atlantic Director, & local producers
1:40-2 Union County Conservation District
Bill Deitrick, District Manager
2-2:15 Networking Break
(soil health demonstration, information exchange, additional resources)

2:15-3:15 What’s in It for Me? Farmers in Local Government
Judy Chambers, Penn State Extension Educator
3:15-3:30 Closing Remarks

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