Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network Symposium Dec 10 2013

Title: Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network Symposium
Location: Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA
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Description: December 10, 2013, the Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network at Penn State University (PA-WAgN) hosts a one-day networking symposium at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA (Centre County) for new and beginning farmers, potential farmers, and seasoned farmers interested in diversifying their farm operations.

“Building the New Food & Agriculture Economy” delivers presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and networking sessions that are guaranteed to re-ignite your passion for farming.

Keynote Speaker Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and mentor working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy.

Judy presents “Good Morning, Beautiful Business:  The Power of Love and Compassion in Building the New Economy.” In this keynote address, Judy traces her evolution from a little girl who rejected all things feminine to a business woman who used her feminine energy to build a more compassionate economy. It’s a story of transforming the heart of the entrepreneur; understanding that business is about relationships, and money simply a tool; moving from a competitive mindset to one of cooperation; changing our measurement of success from continual material growth to the growth of healthy communities and natural life; and building a new economy that protects and restores what we truly care about.

Breakout sessions feature workshops and panel discussions to increase your knowledge on a variety of topics including marketing, business planning and holistic financial management, farm labor management and farm-family relationship building, personal well-being, production agriculture, and much, much more. PA-WAgN 2014 Specialty Mentors will also present in their respective topic areas of Livestock Production, Dairy and Cheese Making Enterprises, Value-Added Agriculture & On-Farm Education, Urban Agriculture and Food Access, and Small Fruits & Vegetable Production.

The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN) supports women in agriculture by providing positive learning environments, networking, and empowerment opportunities.

The primary purposes of PA-WAgN are to encourage and support women in agriculture; provide and strengthen networks for women in agriculture; provide educational and mentoring opportunities for women in agriculture; raise community awareness of agricultural related issues and concerns; and sustain farming livelihoods.

For additional information and online registration for this event, visit Contact Ann Stone at or 814-863-4489 with questions or comments.

This event was organized by PA-WAgN with funds by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant #2012-49400-19602.

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