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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.

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.

September 5, 2012

We'll be visiting Blackberry Meadows Farm near Pittsburgh for our September field day on equipment safety.

July 30, 2012

We'll be visiting Churchview Farm in Pittsburgh for August's field day on farm to chef relationships.

July 30, 2012

WAgN recently visited the Fishers Farm and new farm market to learn about building a stand alone farm market.

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.

June 6, 2012

June 2, 2012 By HANNAH WALTERS - Sentinel reporter Lewistown Sentinel

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.

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

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.

December 6, 2011

Lancaster Farming 12/3/2011 10:00 AM By Stephanie Beeman Central Pa. Correspondent

September 27, 2011

Register for the 2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference on or before October 10 to receive a significant discount. Details at http://2011wisa/aers/psu.edu

September 2, 2011

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.

September 2, 2011

Online registrations and sponsorship applications are available for the 2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference, November 6-8, 2011, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA. Visit http://2011wisa.aers.psu.edu/ for details.

August 18, 2011

PA-WAgN is pleased to invite you to help sponsor the 2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference: Tell Your Story, hosted by The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN) which will be held on November 6-8, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. The conference will bring together farmers, growers, educators, agricultural professionals, and policy makers to share knowledge, skills, and stories for building a dynamic sustainable agriculture.

May 26, 2011

PA-WAgN releases 2010 Annual Report

April 29, 2011

NRCS announced an extension of the fiscal year (FY) 2011 sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program's (EQIP) Organic Initiative. Certified Organic and Transitioning-to-Organic producers will now be able to sign up for the Organic Initiative until May 20, 2011.

April 29, 2011

FSA Administrator Reminds Affected Farmers and Ranchers of FSA Programs

April 5, 2011

(HARRISBURG, PA) April 5, 2011 - USDA Farm Service Agency Pennsylvania Executive Director Bill Wehry reminds landowners and producers that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) ends April 15, 2011. During this sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land through the local Farm Service Agency county office.