Join us for our annual networking symposium as we move to the eastern side of the state. Registration is open.

When December 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where Temple University Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Contact Patty Neiner

Contact Phone 814-865-7031


Register for the Symposium.

This years' annual networking symposium is presented by the Temple University Center for Sustainable Communities. We are planning for two keynote speakers this year to speak to the diverse needs and experiences of women growers in Pennsylvania and across the county. Our first keynoter is Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm and author of Farming While Black. Leah will share sustainable farming practices rooted in African wisdom, shed light on her work to end racism and injustice in the food system, and highlight the work of Soul Fire Farm and a global network of farmers working to increase farmland stewardship by people of color, restore Afro-indigenous farming practices, and end food apartheid. Our second keynoter is Audra Mulkern, founder of the Female Farmer Project and co-producer of the documentary Women's Work. Audra has dedicated much of her life's work to chronical the rise of women working in agriculture around the world, capturing firsthand the voices of the fastest growing demographic in agriculture--the female farmer.

In addition, we will have featured speakers presenting through a series of Lightning Sessions, quick 5-minute presentations highlighting the innovative work of PA-WAgN's membership. These Lighting Sessions will be followed by and interactive Q+A with all attendees. The Symposium's program will feature 12 additional breakout sessions in 5 tracks: Foodways & Growing Traditions; Policy, Advocacy, Justice; Business & Marketing; Sustainability; and Women in Agriculture. From panel discussions, to networking sessions, hands-on workshops, to intergenerational presentations, the PA-WAgN symposium offers a range of educational, solutions-driven, and networking opportunities through interactive programming and peer-led learning.

To round out the expanse of this event for attendees, we are offering a pre-conference tour of Longwood Gardens, free childcare for attendees, and an exhibit area for our wonderful sponsors who make our event possible.

Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network


302 Armsby Building
University Park, PA 16802