Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network (WAgN)

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September 19, 2019

POSTPONED: Farm Walk Kitchen Talk w/ Norris Square Neighborhood Project

ATTENTION: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are postponing the Farm Walk Kitchen Talk Event with Norris Square Neighborhood Project this coming Sunday. The new date and time for the program is SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2019 from 10a-2p. Apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you there!

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September 13, 2019

Garden Tours, Farm Refreshments, & Cut Flower and Dry-Flower Wreath Making Workshops

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and join PA-WAgN and Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP) for day of learning and cultural celebration. This Farm Walk Kitchen Talk event will be a culmination of NSNP youth's learning experience this past summer where they trained in an urban garden setting to manage and grow market vegetables, cultivate cut flowers, sell at a bi-weekly farm stand, and lead tours of the NSNP gardens rooted in Latinx and Puerto Rican culture. The program will include: a youth-led tour of the Norris Square Neighborhood Project's six cultural gardens, discussion with one of the garden founders - Iris Brown, light farm refreshments, and workshops with Philadelphia-based women ag entrepreneurs Cassie Plummer of Jig-Bee Farm and Amanda Staples of the Germantown Kitchen Garden on 'Cut-Flowers' and 'Dry Flower Wreath Making.’ Hope you can join us!

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September 13, 2019

Rural Market Success & Next Level Sales

Join Penn State Extension and The Food Trust for a farmer-led workshop focusing on successful retail business practices. Topics include: developing a social media presence, agritourism, and farmer-led discussions. Event is free, registration is required, and lunch will be served!

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September 13, 2019

NSAC: LENDING TO FARMERS OF COLOR AND WOMEN: NEW REPORT EXAMINES TRENDS AND BARRIERS

For many farmers and ranchers interested in acquiring land, purchasing major equipment, and even establishing conservation practices, access to credit is a must. However, many producers and aspiring producers of color, as well as female producers, have reported facing discrimination when attempting to obtain agricultural loans from private lenders as well as from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In response to these claims, Congress included a provision in the 2018 Farm Bill requiring the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate and publish its findings on how socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers (SDFRs) are accessing agricultural credit.

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