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.
The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN) is launching a women farmer mentoring program to connect established farmers with new and beginning farmers, aspiring farmers, and seasoned farmers. The mentor program will encourage women farmers to support each other through shared learning and exchange of experiences in workshops and online forums focused on five topic areas: fruit and vegetable cultivation, dairy and cheese production, urban agriculture and nutrition, on-farm education and value-added products, and livestock production.
As printed in Lancaster Farming, April 6, 2013 By Jessica Rose Spangler, Reporter
10/13/2012 7:00 AM Lancaster Farming By Teresa McMinn Southeastern Pa. Correspondent
PA WAgN recently visited Churchview Farm in Pittsburgh to learn about Farm-to-Chef Relationships.
PA-WAgN has had another action-packed year. Learn about where we've been and what is yet to come in the 2012 Year-In-Review presentation.
SAVE THE DATE: December 7, 2012 WOMAN TO WOMAN: PAY IT FORWARD PA-WAgN is hosting a one-day networking symposium December 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. PA-WAgN is developing a mentoring program through USDA's New & Beginning Farmer Rancher Program and will feature ways in which we all can benefit from a mentor/mentee relationship. We are currently accepting presenter proposals. Please submit a 150 word bio, workshop title, and 150 word workshop description via email to Ann Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, September 28 if you are interested in presenting. Suggested topics: Livestock/Animal Care, Vegetable/Fruit Production, Business Planning/Marketing, Soil Management, Personal Health Management. A $50 registration fee will include a full day of workshops, networking opportunities, lunch, and refreshments. Sponsors/Exhibitors: $100 level will include a 10' display table, feature in publicity materials and programs, and one conference registration. $150 level will include a 10' display table, feature in publicity materials and programs, and two conference registrations. $200 level will include a 10' display table, feature in publicity materials and programs, and three conference registrations. Online registrations will be posted soon. Check PA-WAgN's website, Facebook, Twitter for updates. We hope to see you all in December as we share our knowledge, energy, and encouragement.
We'll be visiting Blackberry Meadows Farm near Pittsburgh for our September field day on equipment safety.
We'll be visiting Churchview Farm in Pittsburgh for August's field day on farm to chef relationships.
WAgN recently visited the Fishers Farm and new farm market to learn about building a stand alone farm market.
PA-WAgN and community partners are offering a series of free cooking classes and demos at the new Lewistown Farmers Market at REC PARK. Join us - Tuesdays at 5:30.
June 2, 2012 By HANNAH WALTERS - Sentinel reporter Lewistown Sentinel
Join PA-WAgN June 8, 2012, for our annual tour of Rodale Institute. Tour Rodale’s newly established apiary; learn about Organic Dairy Transition; and take a wagon tour of Rodale’s livestock production and composting facilities.
Welcome more customers to your market! More people are seeking out local foods and more people are qualifying for government food assistance programs due to job loss and an aging population. This workshop will give farmers and market managers the tools to attract and welcome assistance recipients and others at the farmers market. April 11, 2012 1:00-4:00 p.m. Penn State Cooperative Extension Office Lewistown, PA
Keynote Speaker Karen Washington, an urban farmer, is president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition and founding member of Black Urban Growers (BUGs). With over 20 years of experience working in New York City, Karen has developed abandoned lots into successful community gardens and food initiatives.
Lancaster Farming 12/3/2011 10:00 AM By Stephanie Beeman Central Pa. Correspondent