USDA Food and Nutrition Services will host a webinar on Tuesday April 28th from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST. The webinar is on bringing Summer meal sites to Farmers Markets. Summer meal sites at Farmers Markets can help increase food traffic and offer farmers another way to enhance the visibility of fresh foods or donate their products. This webinar will inform Farmers Market managers, sponsors, and the public about how to start and maintain Summer meal sites at Farmers Markets and will share best practices from Farmers Markets that currently administer the program. To learn more about the Summer Food Service Program please visit www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security has partnered with the PA Department of Agriculture and Penn State University's College of Agricultural Sciences to host an awareness and prevention symposium on food defense for Pennsylvania's food and agriculture industry.
The project coordinator will work with new farmers to establish "Models of the Future" on-farm demonstration sites at five farms across the state.
McKee/Roaring Spring area looking to start new farmers market and they need input from local growers. Meeting to be held April 20th.
Farmers farm to farm, but in the process they often become marketers and retailers, and yet don’t always have the experience and resources to be expert in those areas. Join PA-WAgN and Blair County Conservation district for this event on April 30th to learn how to be a better retailer your product.
Join PA-WAgN for an information packed field day as farmer Gay Rodgers and Holistic Veterinarian Susan Beal address farmers' concerns in transitioning to natural treatments to optimize herd health.
PA-WAgN mentor Farminars have been recording webinars (that we call Farminars) on their specialty topics. These Farminars are archived on our website.
The Food Trust is currently seeking farmers to join our network over 25 Philadelphia farmers' markets.
PA IPM has put out a new publication, "Vegetable Integrated Pest Management with an Emphasis on Biocontrol: A Guide for Growers in the Mid-Atlantic." This publication is available http://extension.psu.edu/publications/agrs-128.
Join Rodale's Organic Allentown farmers’ markets and be part of an exciting opportunity to change a city through organic agriculture.
Don't have time to attend a workshop? ATTRA has online tutorials you can watch when you do have time. Check out the beginning farmer tutorials at https://attra.ncat.org/tutorials/.
This is an upcoming educational opportunity targeted at mid-to-top level retail farm market and agritourism enterprise management. PA-WAgN will be presenting a separate event in late April in Blair County on Farm Markets.
The Sourceress is an online site focusing on "wicked smart lifestyles for women in STEM." This month they featured Liz Brensinger and Ann Adams of Green Heron Tools with the Hergonomically correct shovel for women.
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krista Harden announced last month that the USDA has created an email address where women can share their stories, suggestions and other thoughts. By sending an email to the new address, you will be automatically signed up to the new network.
You Go Girl is an eight week series showcasing women farmers who are driven to show they can succeed at farming.
This is a full day workshop with plenty of good educators! Come learn from other farmers, market managers and extension educators.
This issue of GRID features an article about PA-WAgN. The entire issue is focused on women farmers and includes profiles of other PA-WAgN members as well.
The USDA and Saul High School FFA will present a program for small scale producers to learn what assistance is available to them.
Developed by Penn State Extension faculty and staff along with industry experts, this nearly 250-page guide gives case studies of successful organic crop farmers in the Northeast.
Claire and Rusty Orner of Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Learning will receive PASA's Sustainable Ag Business Award on Saturday morning of the PASA conference at the Plenary.