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March 30, 2015

Don't have time to attend a workshop? ATTRA has online tutorials you can watch when you do have time. Check out the beginning farmer tutorials at https://attra.ncat.org/tutorials/.

March 16, 2015

This is an upcoming educational opportunity targeted at mid-to-top level retail farm market and agritourism enterprise management. PA-WAgN will be presenting a separate event in late April in Blair County on Farm Markets.

March 10, 2015

The Sourceress is an online site focusing on "wicked smart lifestyles for women in STEM." This month they featured Liz Brensinger and Ann Adams of Green Heron Tools with the Hergonomically correct shovel for women.

March 10, 2015

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krista Harden announced last month that the USDA has created an email address where women can share their stories, suggestions and other thoughts. By sending an email to the new address, you will be automatically signed up to the new network.

March 10, 2015

You Go Girl is an eight week series showcasing women farmers who are driven to show they can succeed at farming.

February 17, 2015

This issue of GRID features an article about PA-WAgN. The entire issue is focused on women farmers and includes profiles of other PA-WAgN members as well.

February 17, 2015

The USDA and Saul High School FFA will present a program for small scale producers to learn what assistance is available to them.

February 10, 2015

Developed by Penn State Extension faculty and staff along with industry experts, this nearly 250-page guide gives case studies of successful organic crop farmers in the Northeast.

January 30, 2015

Claire and Rusty Orner of Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Learning will receive PASA's Sustainable Ag Business Award on Saturday morning of the PASA conference at the Plenary.

January 28, 2015

Penn State Extension is working in cooperation with PA-WAgN partners to bring three different Farmers Market Conferences across the state. Contact Brian Moyer at 610-391-9840 or bfm3@psu.edu for more details.

January 28, 2015

Penn State Extension is in the process of compiling a list of farms that offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares in Pennsylvania by county. This list is available in the form of a searchable Google map. Click on the map below in the upper right hand corner to expand the map. You can also access the map by clicking here. Then enter your address in the search box to find a CSA near you. When you click on a green bubble in the map, the CSA's contact information will pop up. This map will be continually updated as Penn State Extension adds more CSA's.

November 20, 2014

Carolyn Sachs, PA-WAgN Working Group member and Professor of Rural Sociology, and Lyn Garling, PA-WAgN At-Large Farmer along with Virgina Harris of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will speak on eXtension's webinar " By the Numbers - What the 2012 Census of Ag Tells us about Women Farm and Ranch Operators."

November 20, 2014

Two new awards to be given at PA-WAgN's Annual Networking Symposium will honor those who have helped to further the value of women farmers.

November 20, 2014

The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network will deliver a One-Day Networking Symposium – Women Farmers: Heroes of Our Communities, on December 8, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

November 20, 2014

Four major educational events are happening in the beginning of December: PA-WAgN's Symposium on Dec 8th, PA Farmers' Union Meeting on Dec. 6th, Growing PA's Organic Farms Conference on Dec. 9th & 10th and PSU Extension's Two-Day Organic Vegetable Intensive on Dec. 11th & 12th.

November 20, 2014

The Risk Management Agency released the new Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) insurance policy. You can read about on NSAC's website.

November 20, 2014

Read about the multidisciplinary project funded by the USDA's Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) named "Finding the Right Mix: Multifunctional Cover Crop Cocktails for Organic Systems."

November 20, 2014

PA Certified Organic has an opening for a Staff Accountant.

November 7, 2014

Women farmers can learn a variety of marketing skills and strategies to expand their farm enterprises at the Strategic Marketing Conference.

November 7, 2014

Opportunity for women farmers to assist Catholic Relief Services in farmer-to-farmer learning in East Africa through short term assignments.