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Opportunities for Sponsors at PA-WAgN's Annual Symposium

Posted: November 6, 2014

Sponsorship/exhibitor opportunities available for PA-WAgN's annual one-day networking symposium, "Women Farmers: Heroes in Our Communities,” with keynote speaker Christine Anthony, producer of the film "Terra Firma."

December 8, 2014, the Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network at Penn State University (PA-WAgN) hosts a one-day networking symposium at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA (Centre County) for new and beginning farmers, homesteaders and home gardeners, aspiring farmers, and seasoned farmers interested in diversifying their farm operations.

Sponsors and exhibitors are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to connect with women in agriculture and participate in educational and networking opportunities.

Your contribution will greatly reduce registration fees for women farmers and help us bring dynamic exhibitors and presenters to this event.

Bronze Sponsorship $100

Bronze sponsors receive an exhibit table at the conference, 1.5" x 2.5" program ad, 1 comp conference registration, and recognition in publicity materials.

Silver Sponsorship $150

Silver sponsors receive an exhibit table at the conference, 2.5" x 3.5" program ad, 2 comp conference registrations, and recognition in publicity materials.

Gold Sponsorship $200

Gold sponsors receive an exhibit table at the conference, 3.5" x 4.5" program ad, 3 comp conference registrations, and recognition in publicity materials.

 

 

"Women Farmers: Heroes in Our Communities,” promises to deliver presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and networking sessions that will attract women in agriculture and offer opportunities for ag service agencies, ag educators, NGOs, and representatives of the agriculture community to connect with a diverse audience.

Keynote Speaker Christine Anthony exhibits and promotes the locavore spirit through her internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaking and photography.  She will share her personal journey in the local foods movement as she delivers "From Locavore To Farmer Advocate: Shining A Light On The Next Generation Of Women Farmers."

Filmmakers Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson will also share their award winning film, Terra Firma! Christine states, "Terra Firma is not another 'messed up vets' movie. It is a sensitive, intimate look at three women who joined the service in the mid-90s in order to improve their lives, ended up as support soldiers in a battle zone, returned home with PTSD, and eventually found healing through farming."  Anthony-Masterson productions also include GROW!, a full-length documentary film that captures the energy, passion, and independence of a fresh crop of young farmers; and Farm!, a short documentary about Georgia's next generation of organic and sustainable farmers

Breakout sessions feature workshops and panel discussions to increase your knowledge on a variety of topics.  Panel discussions regarding urban farming, business planning, and holistic goal making and workshops featuring CSA production and member retention, marketing plans, effective displays, no-till systems, pastured pork, pastured poultry, and value-added agriculture are just a few of the sessions being presented.

PA-WAgN 2015 Specialty Mentors will also present in their respective topic areas of Livestock Production, Dairy and Cheese Making Enterprises, Value-Added Agriculture & On-Farm Education, Urban Agriculture and Food Access, and Small Fruits & Vegetable Production.

For additional details, online registration, and sponsorship/exhibitor information for this event, visit http://agsci.psu.edu/wagn/events/2014-12-08onedaynetworkingsymposium.  Sponsorships range from $100-200 and offer exhibit space, program ad, and complimentary conference registration.  Contact Ann Stone at ams39@psu.edu or 814-863-4489 with questions or comments.  

The Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN) supports women in agriculture by providing positive learning environments, networking, and empowerment opportunities.

The primary purposes of PA-WAgN are to encourage and support women in agriculture; provide and strengthen networks for women in agriculture; provide educational and mentoring opportunities for women in agriculture; raise community awareness of agricultural related issues and concerns; and sustain farming livelihoods.

This event was organized by PA-WAgN with funds by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant #2012-49400-19602.