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October 29, 2015

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) hosted a webinar to explain the new Food Safety Modernization Act. They also have descriptions on their website.

October 7, 2015

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.

October 7, 2015

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.

October 7, 2015

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.

September 21, 2015

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.

September 8, 2015

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.

September 8, 2015

The Seed Farm, a nonprofit organization located in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, is hiring! We are accepting applications for a Field Manager.

August 12, 2015

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.

August 11, 2015

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.

August 11, 2015

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.

August 11, 2015

Read about the field day held at Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery where PA-WAgN's Urban Farming mentor Hannah Reiff discussed the ins and outs of raising urban poultry.

August 11, 2015

The USDA's Women in Agriculture Program started in 2015 as a way for women farmers to connect and share their stories with other women farmers. The program puts out a newsletter and has started online mentoring groups.

July 23, 2015

Green Heron Tools (the women who developed the HERS shovel) are asking for your help to research more tool needs for women farmers.

July 20, 2015

The Berks County Conservation District is offering a free workshop that will teach you how to write your own Agricultural Erosion and Sedimentation Plan.

June 17, 2015

Carolyn Sachs, head of PA-WAgN was chosen by the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society to receive its 2015 Richard P. Haynes Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in Agriculture, Food and Human Values Award.

June 10, 2015

Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko have just published Homemade For Sale: How to Set Up and Market A Food Business From Your Home Kitchen.

May 19, 2015

The Farmers' Market Food Safety Workshop is a half day training session which will provide farmers' market vendors with a basic knowledge of retail food safety, sanitation, and regulatory topics suited for vendors selling food products at farmers' markets. Workshops are being offered at the following locations: University Park, Lancaster, Emmaus, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 19, 2015

Juliette Enfield, Penn State Extension Educator, has addressed the challenging topic of farm accounting in an Agricultural Entrepreneurship blog.

April 27, 2015

There are more than 4,000 vegetable growers throughout Pennsylvania, planting over 55,000 acres of vegetables. Now these growers have a new tool to reduce pesticides by using predators and other biological controls. “Vegetable Integrated Pest Management with an Emphasis on Biocontrol: A Guide for Growers in the Mid-Atlantic” is available so vegetable growers can learn about managing insect pests using IPM principles.

April 27, 2015

Perkasie Farmers Market is Looking for vendors. This market has been a Saturday market and has been around for about 20 years. They have a coordinator that works for the Borough who is tasked with strengthening and promoting the market.