Penn State Extension is working in cooperation with PA-WAgN partners to bring three different Farmers Market Conferences across the state. Contact Brian Moyer at 610-391-9840 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Penn State Extension is in the process of compiling a list of farms that offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares in Pennsylvania by county. This list is available in the form of a searchable Google map. Click on the map below in the upper right hand corner to expand the map. You can also access the map by clicking here. Then enter your address in the search box to find a CSA near you. When you click on a green bubble in the map, the CSA's contact information will pop up. This map will be continually updated as Penn State Extension adds more CSA's.
PASA has extended pre-registration until Tuesday Jan. 27th at 5pm. You will be able to do walk-in registration for the pre-conference workshops as well although there will be an additional fee. PA-WAgN is an underwriter of Holistic Financial Planning Pre-conference Track (Track 1) at the PASA conference through a USDA-NIFA NFRDP grant. So sign-up today for the chance to have an experienced Holistic Management instructor (Byron Shelton) walk you through the process of how to make your farm or business financially sustainable.
PA_WAgN and Penn State Extension have partnered to bring three regional study circles for women farmers. The regions will be western, northcentral and northeast PA. Each circle will meet three times in the winter and are free events generally centered around a potluck networking meal.
Carolyn Sachs, PA-WAgN Working Group member and Professor of Rural Sociology, and Lyn Garling, PA-WAgN At-Large Farmer along with Virgina Harris of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will speak on eXtension's webinar " By the Numbers - What the 2012 Census of Ag Tells us about Women Farm and Ranch Operators."
Two new awards to be given at PA-WAgN's Annual Networking Symposium will honor those who have helped to further the value of women farmers.
The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network will deliver a One-Day Networking Symposium – Women Farmers: Heroes of Our Communities, on December 8, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Four major educational events are happening in the beginning of December: PA-WAgN's Symposium on Dec 8th, PA Farmers' Union Meeting on Dec. 6th, Growing PA's Organic Farms Conference on Dec. 9th & 10th and PSU Extension's Two-Day Organic Vegetable Intensive on Dec. 11th & 12th.
The Risk Management Agency released the new Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) insurance policy. You can read about on NSAC's website.
Read about the multidisciplinary project funded by the USDA's Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) named "Finding the Right Mix: Multifunctional Cover Crop Cocktails for Organic Systems."
PA Certified Organic has an opening for a Staff Accountant.
Women farmers can learn a variety of marketing skills and strategies to expand their farm enterprises at the Strategic Marketing Conference.
Opportunity for women farmers to assist Catholic Relief Services in farmer-to-farmer learning in East Africa through short term assignments.
Sponsorship/exhibitor opportunities available for PA-WAgN's annual one-day networking symposium, "Women Farmers: Heroes in Our Communities,” with keynote speaker Christine Anthony, producer of the film "Terra Firma."
PA-WAgN is sharing this opportunity with our members who may be looking for much more in depth training as a beginning farmer than our mentor programs can offer.
The Seed Farm’s New Farmer Training Program is now accepting applications for its 2015 season.
An information packed field day was held at Hameau Farm in Mifflin County. Participants learned about how to assess your pastures for quality forage and how to use genetics and genomics in building the herd.
USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory is a valuable tool for consumers, farmers, and ranchers. Therefore, they are expanding the program to three new food directories.
The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network is working diligently to deliver another successful One-Day Networking Symposium – Women Farmers: Heroes of Our Communities, slated for December 8, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Women farmers across the state celebrate the importance of women in agriculture with networking, singing, speakers, sales and promoting local farmers.