The Pennsylvania Women´s Agricultural Network is involved in multiple research and extension activities to reduce the risk of women farmers. The Pennsylvania Women´s Agricultural Network has expanded tremendously since our beginnings in 2003 to over 900 members as of December, 2007. This presentation provides an overview of several aspects of our program including revising Annie´s project for the Northeast, leadership training, regional networking, and workshops/fieldays. As integral components of our programming efforts, we have conducted extensive needs assessments and evaluations to determine how best to help women farmers reduce financial, production, marketing, and legal risks. We will provide a series of recommendations for agricultural professionals about the context and delivery of educational programs, networking opportunities, and leadership development for women farmers.
|Conference||2008 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference|
|Presentation Type||30-Minute Concurrent|