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Join PA-WAgN for its annual One-Day Networking Symposium, held the first week in December in State College, PA.

A seven lesson course for beef cow/calf producers interested in improving their production practices and ultimately profitability of their operation.

Poultry offers exiting possibilities for new farmers. Join Penn State Extension for this four part series covering production basics, operation efficiencies, and marketing principles of small flock poultry production.

Opportunities for new, young, and minority farmers to learn about horticulture or alternative agriculture in either Spanish or English.

Interactive training on pest management strategies to safeguard the environment and protect human health, with opportunities to learn in Spanish or English.

This workshop provides Spanish-speaking audiences with the tools for advanced employment in horticulture or for starting a horticultural enterprise.

This workshop teaches multi-generational participants how to successfully transition specialty crop enterprises to a new generation of young and minority producers.

This course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.

Presentations providing tools and knowledge for Spanish-speaking farmers.

Workshops for young, new, and minority producers, featuring interactive discussions, educational programming, and opportunities to network.

How-tos of production for new and aspiring organic vegetable farmers.

This one-day class covers start-up considerations, production basics, and budgeting for new perennial production operations.

Introduces aspiring and new vegetable producers to diverse production skills, strategies, and resources; and to provide a framework for effective farm production planning.

The Living on a Few Acres program is designed to provide individuals interested in beginning or improving upon an existing, small-scale agricultural operation.

A six lesson course for goat producers interested in improving their production practices and ultimately profitability of their operation.

This three part course is designed for beginning growers considering establishing profitable strawberry plantings.

This day-long course is designed for retail farm and farmers' market employees, and provides basic knowledge in the science of produce and the art of produce marketing.

A six lesson course for sheep producers interested in improving their production practices and ultimately profitability of their operation.

Good soil management is the basis for healthy, productive crops.