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PA-WAgN awarded USDA New & Beginning Farmer Grant

Posted: March 15, 2010

PA-WAgN has been awarded a three-year New & Beginning Farmer Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture. This new effort involves developing new educational efforts to link new & beginning women farmers with experienced women farmers.

 

The goals are to develop on-farm, hands-on, & participatory educational events for new & beginning farmers; develop interactive on-line curriculum; build the mentoring capacity of regional leaders to strengthen networks between

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experienced and new and beginning farmers, and to facilitate the development of local mentoring relationships; and to enhance partnerships with non-governmental and governmental organizations to deliver educational programs and enhance information access for new and beginning farmers into the future.