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August 11, 2015

Sign-up for the Vegetable and Small Fruit Gazette and the Start Farming News to learn what insects and diseases have been causing havoc with PA growers or skills to help you become a better farmer.

August 11, 2015

Read about the field day held at Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery where PA-WAgN's Urban Farming mentor Hannah Reiff discussed the ins and outs of raising urban poultry.

August 11, 2015

The USDA's Women in Agriculture Program started in 2015 as a way for women farmers to connect and share their stories with other women farmers. The program puts out a newsletter and has started online mentoring groups.

July 23, 2015

Green Heron Tools (the women who developed the HERS shovel) are asking for your help to research more tool needs for women farmers.

July 20, 2015

The Berks County Conservation District is offering a free workshop that will teach you how to write your own Agricultural Erosion and Sedimentation Plan.

June 17, 2015

Carolyn Sachs, head of PA-WAgN was chosen by the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society to receive its 2015 Richard P. Haynes Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in Agriculture, Food and Human Values Award.

June 10, 2015

Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko have just published Homemade For Sale: How to Set Up and Market A Food Business From Your Home Kitchen.

May 19, 2015

The Farmers' Market Food Safety Workshop is a half day training session which will provide farmers' market vendors with a basic knowledge of retail food safety, sanitation, and regulatory topics suited for vendors selling food products at farmers' markets. Workshops are being offered at the following locations: University Park, Lancaster, Emmaus, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 19, 2015

Juliette Enfield, Penn State Extension Educator, has addressed the challenging topic of farm accounting in an Agricultural Entrepreneurship blog.

April 27, 2015

There are more than 4,000 vegetable growers throughout Pennsylvania, planting over 55,000 acres of vegetables. Now these growers have a new tool to reduce pesticides by using predators and other biological controls. “Vegetable Integrated Pest Management with an Emphasis on Biocontrol: A Guide for Growers in the Mid-Atlantic” is available so vegetable growers can learn about managing insect pests using IPM principles.

April 27, 2015

Perkasie Farmers Market is Looking for vendors. This market has been a Saturday market and has been around for about 20 years. They have a coordinator that works for the Borough who is tasked with strengthening and promoting the market.

April 16, 2015

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security has partnered with the PA Department of Agriculture and Penn State University's College of Agricultural Sciences to host an awareness and prevention symposium on food defense for Pennsylvania's food and agriculture industry.

April 16, 2015

The project coordinator will work with new farmers to establish "Models of the Future" on-farm demonstration sites at five farms across the state.

April 16, 2015

McKee/Roaring Spring area looking to start new farmers market and they need input from local growers. Meeting to be held April 20th.

April 9, 2015

Farmers farm to farm, but in the process they often become marketers and retailers, and yet don’t always have the experience and resources to be expert in those areas. Join PA-WAgN and Blair County Conservation district for this event on April 30th to learn how to be a better retailer your product.

April 9, 2015

Join PA-WAgN for an information packed field day as farmer Gay Rodgers and Holistic Veterinarian Susan Beal address farmers' concerns in transitioning to natural treatments to optimize herd health.

April 9, 2015

PA-WAgN mentor Farminars have been recording webinars (that we call Farminars) on their specialty topics. These Farminars are archived on our website.

April 9, 2015

The Food Trust is currently seeking farmers to join our network over 25 Philadelphia farmers' markets.

April 2, 2015

PA IPM has put out a new publication, "Vegetable Integrated Pest Management with an Emphasis on Biocontrol: A Guide for Growers in the Mid-Atlantic." This publication is available http://extension.psu.edu/publications/agrs-128.

April 2, 2015

Join Rodale's Organic Allentown farmers’ markets and be part of an exciting opportunity to change a city through organic agriculture.