Registration will close for the December 7th symposium at Celebration Hall in State College, PA on November 27th. Walk-in fees will be $50. Don't miss a chance to network with other women farmers and to hear keynoter Natasha Bowens.
Sponsors not using their registrations have made some registrations available to people who would like to attend but find it difficult to come up with the fee. Follow the link to apply for a scholarship before Nov. 22nd.
The annual Wagoner and WaGN Bolster Awards will be presented at the symposium on December 7th. Nominate someone who you feel deserves to be recognized.
Learn more about successful strategies to increase your marketing performance!! Network with existing and new colleagues!! Free post-conference food hub workshop!!
Pennypack Farm and Education Center (PFEC) is a 12-year-old nonprofit organic CSA farm with a diversity of educational programs, located in Montgomery County, PA. Now in our 3rd year of operating two farms, we seek to improve the sustainability of our operations by hiring an Executive Director to oversee many facets of farm and nonprofit administration. More information about our mission and core values can be found on our website, www.pennypackfarm.org.
Third Annual BioSchool is set for Thursday and Friday, November 5 & 6, 2015 Effective biological control of insects, mites and diseases is now both practical and economic. The Third Annual BioControls School is designed to expand your toolbox and grow your expertise in implementing these technologies. Greenhouse, field, and high tunnel growers of vegetables, small fruit, woody plants and ornamentals will come away from this program with more options for pest management. This program is organic and conventional grower friendly.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) hosted a webinar to explain the new Food Safety Modernization Act. They also have descriptions on their website.
For the first time Pa-WAgN is putting on our annual symposium solely through support from our wonderful sponsors and registrants. We are asking past and new sponsors to sign-up today!
Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency has expanded the Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program to provide very low-interest financing to farmers to build or upgrade storage for meat, dairy, and eggs.
Find out if and how the new "Preventive Controls Rule" under the Food Safety Modernization Act affects you. NSAC has put together blog posts to help explain the new rule.
Future Harvest CASA's Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) provides a comprehensive, year-long training program for beginning farmers ready to start their own operations. The program combines classroom learning with in-the-field training, under the guidance of an experienced farmer trainer.
Blair Co. Conservation District, PA Agricultural Omsbudsman Program, Huntingdon Co. Conservation District, PA DEP and NRCS will be holding a pasture walk on October 8th at Thistle Creek Farms in Tyrone.
The Seed Farm, a nonprofit organization located in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, is hiring! We are accepting applications for a Field Manager.
Annie’s Project, Managing for Today and Tomorrow, is a program designed to empower women farmers to become better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information related to business, succession, retirement and estate planning.
It's never too early to get a farm transition plan in place. These workshops include attorneys and transition experts who can help answer the questions you may have about transitioning farm management and ownership.
"WASHINGTON, July 23, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the expansion of crop insurance to provide additional options for fruit and nut producers. The Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion are now available to cover fresh fruit and nuts in select counties beginning with the 2016 crop year.
PA-WAgN Dairy & cheese mentor Catherine Renzi and PSU Extension Educator Linda Spahr teach field day attendees about native plants goats can browse, nutritional needs and body scoring for health assessment.
On Friday, August 7th, forty-five people gathered at Crow's Nest Preserve for lunch and fellowship celebrating women farmers. This event was sponsored by AgConnect, Natural Lands Trust, PA DCNR's Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape, and the PA Women's Agriculture Network.
Sign-up for the Vegetable and Small Fruit Gazette and the Start Farming News to learn what insects and diseases have been causing havoc with PA growers or skills to help you become a better farmer.