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November 20, 2014

Carolyn Sachs, PA-WAgN Working Group member and Professor of Rural Sociology, and Lyn Garling, PA-WAgN At-Large Farmer along with Virgina Harris of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will speak on eXtension's webinar " By the Numbers - What the 2012 Census of Ag Tells us about Women Farm and Ranch Operators."

November 20, 2014

Two new awards to be given at PA-WAgN's Annual Networking Symposium will honor those who have helped to further the value of women farmers.

November 20, 2014

The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network will deliver a One-Day Networking Symposium – Women Farmers: Heroes of Our Communities, on December 8, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

November 20, 2014

Four major educational events are happening in the beginning of December: PA-WAgN's Symposium on Dec 8th, PA Farmers' Union Meeting on Dec. 6th, Growing PA's Organic Farms Conference on Dec. 9th & 10th and PSU Extension's Two-Day Organic Vegetable Intensive on Dec. 11th & 12th.

November 20, 2014

The Risk Management Agency released the new Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) insurance policy. You can read about on NSAC's website.

November 20, 2014

Read about the multidisciplinary project funded by the USDA's Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) named "Finding the Right Mix: Multifunctional Cover Crop Cocktails for Organic Systems."

November 20, 2014

PA Certified Organic has an opening for a Staff Accountant.

November 7, 2014

Women farmers can learn a variety of marketing skills and strategies to expand their farm enterprises at the Strategic Marketing Conference.

November 7, 2014

Opportunity for women farmers to assist Catholic Relief Services in farmer-to-farmer learning in East Africa through short term assignments.

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."

November 3, 2014

PA-WAgN is sharing this opportunity with our members who may be looking for much more in depth training as a beginning farmer than our mentor programs can offer.

September 25, 2014

The Seed Farm’s New Farmer Training Program is now accepting applications for its 2015 season.

September 24, 2014

An information packed field day was held at Hameau Farm in Mifflin County. Participants learned about how to assess your pastures for quality forage and how to use genetics and genomics in building the herd.

September 15, 2014

USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory is a valuable tool for consumers, farmers, and ranchers. Therefore, they are expanding the program to three new food directories.

August 12, 2014

The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network is working diligently to deliver another successful One-Day Networking Symposium – Women Farmers: Heroes of Our Communities, slated for December 8, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

August 12, 2014

Women farmers across the state celebrate the importance of women in agriculture with networking, singing, speakers, sales and promoting local farmers.

April 17, 2013

The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN) is launching a women farmer mentoring program to connect established farmers with new and beginning farmers, aspiring farmers, and seasoned farmers. The mentor program will encourage women farmers to support each other through shared learning and exchange of experiences in workshops and online forums focused on five topic areas: fruit and vegetable cultivation, dairy and cheese production, urban agriculture and nutrition, on-farm education and value-added products, and livestock production.

April 8, 2013

As printed in Lancaster Farming, April 6, 2013 By Jessica Rose Spangler, Reporter

October 16, 2012

10/13/2012 7:00 AM Lancaster Farming By Teresa McMinn Southeastern Pa. Correspondent

September 26, 2012

PA WAgN recently visited Churchview Farm in Pittsburgh to learn about Farm-to-Chef Relationships.