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September 27, 2011

Register for the 2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference on or before October 10 to receive a significant discount. Details at http://2011wisa/aers/

September 2, 2011

Keynote Speaker Karen Washington, an urban farmer, is president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition and founding member of Black Urban Growers (BUGs). With over 20 years of experience working in New York City, Karen has developed abandoned lots into successful community gardens and food initiatives.

September 2, 2011

Online registrations and sponsorship applications are available for the 2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference, November 6-8, 2011, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA. Visit for details.

August 18, 2011

PA-WAgN is pleased to invite you to help sponsor the 2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference: Tell Your Story, hosted by The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN) which will be held on November 6-8, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. The conference will bring together farmers, growers, educators, agricultural professionals, and policy makers to share knowledge, skills, and stories for building a dynamic sustainable agriculture.

May 26, 2011

PA-WAgN releases 2010 Annual Report

April 29, 2011

NRCS announced an extension of the fiscal year (FY) 2011 sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program's (EQIP) Organic Initiative. Certified Organic and Transitioning-to-Organic producers will now be able to sign up for the Organic Initiative until May 20, 2011.

April 29, 2011

FSA Administrator Reminds Affected Farmers and Ranchers of FSA Programs

April 5, 2011

(HARRISBURG, PA) April 5, 2011 - USDA Farm Service Agency Pennsylvania Executive Director Bill Wehry reminds landowners and producers that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) ends April 15, 2011. During this sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land through the local Farm Service Agency county office.

August 26, 2010

Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference, November 1-3, 2010, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont - Bringing together farmers, ranchers, educators, agricultural service prodivers and activites to build production and business skills; share educational and organizational strategies; and forge new connections that support farm women in the Northeast.

August 9, 2010

The Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN) and the Rodale Institute partnered on June 4th to showcase Rodale’s latest research in organics and provide a great opportunity for farmer-to- farmer networking. Are you interested in measuring your soil organic matter instantly in the field? Are you tired of throwing away plastic mulch? Read on.

March 15, 2010

PA-WAgN launches a farmer-to-farmer information sharing tool. This is an educational program for women in agriculture designed to enhance peer learning, mentoring, and networking. Features of this online learning community include case studies about the farms that host field days; discussion boards; resource sharing of video clips, photos, and stories about successes in agriculture.

March 15, 2010

PA-WAgN has been awarded a three-year New & Beginning Farmer Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture. This new effort involves developing new educational efforts to link new & beginning women farmers with experienced women farmers.