Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network (WAgN)

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January 16, 2020

Gathering Fire: A Facilitation Workshop for Rural Women

Applications are now open for the this workshop offered by No Regrets Initiative. This is event is in California but attendance is free for accepted participants!

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January 8, 2020

Registration Open for the 2020 PA Veteran Farming Conference

In this first-ever PA veteran farming and agribusiness conference, the emphasis is on growing successful businesses. Veterans, Military, Guard, Reserve, and their Spouses are invited to the full-day workshop. About the day: Beginning farmers (10 or fewer years) and those with established farms or agribusinesses will have the opportunity to interact and get guidance on your particular needs from staff from USDA (NRCS, FSA, Rural Development). Attendees will also hone marketing, risk management, and business planning skills while learning from your fellow veterans and professionals from SBA, Start-up Allegheny, SBDC, and more. There will even be a panel on non-profit farms.

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January 7, 2020

Upcoming Workshop Series: Developing Personal Risk Management Plans

The objective of these workshops is to teach farmers how to understand and implement farm business planning principles for successful risk management decision making. In this workshop each producer will prepare their own personal plan to deal with the risks they face. More information and register here:

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December 20, 2019

Pennsylvania Enacts Purple Paint Law to Authorize Alternate Method of Providing Trespassing Notice

News in rural landowner rights: On November 27, 2019, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 1772, now known as Act 103 of 2019, which allows for the use of vertical purple lines painted on trees or posts to provide notice against trespassing under the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. The purple paint lines must be within 100 feet from each other, must be at least eight inches long and one inch wide, must be placed between three and five feet off the ground, and must be readily visible to persons approaching the property.

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