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2012

Nigerian Farmer Kicks Off Oxfam Tour
October 16, 2012
10/13/2012 7:00 AM Lancaster Farming By Teresa McMinn Southeastern Pa. Correspondent
Notes from the Field: Farm-to-Chef Relationships
September 26, 2012
PA WAgN recently visited Churchview Farm in Pittsburgh to learn about Farm-to-Chef Relationships.
PA-WAgN 2012 Year In Review
September 25, 2012
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.
PA-WAgN One-Day Networking Symposium
September 13, 2012
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 ams39@psu.edu 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.
Field Day Farms: Blackberry Meadows Farm
September 5, 2012
We'll be visiting Blackberry Meadows Farm near Pittsburgh for our September field day on equipment safety.
Field Day Farms: Churchview Farm
July 30, 2012
We'll be visiting Churchview Farm in Pittsburgh for August's field day on farm to chef relationships.
Notes from the Field: Growing Your Own Farm Market
July 30, 2012
WAgN recently visited the Fishers Farm and new farm market to learn about building a stand alone farm market.
Cooking Classes in Lewistown
July 9, 2012
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.
Evening Farmers' Market Set to Open Tuesday
June 6, 2012
June 2, 2012 By HANNAH WALTERS - Sentinel reporter Lewistown Sentinel
Registration Open for Annual Rodale Tour
April 16, 2012
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.
Registration Open for Expand Your Customer Base through WIC, SNAP & Buy Fresh Buy Local
March 29, 2012
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
PA-WAgN announces 2011 WISA Conference Keynote Speaker
February 23, 2012
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.