PA Farmlink Beginning Farmer Workshops

Upcoming PA Farmlink Workshops:

March 30 – Beginning Farmer Workshop

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mercer County Extension Office,  P.O. Box 530, North Perry Highway, Mercer, PA 16137-0530, 724-662-3141. Registration fee is $25.00.

  • 8:45-9:00 a.m. – Registration
  • 9:00-9:30 – Land Options for New Farmers – Darlene Livingston, Executive Coordinator, Pennsylvania Farm Link
  • 9:30-10:30 – Leasing Case Study – Eric & Heather Walters, Basket of Life Farm located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
  • 10:45-11:15 – Financial Analysis – Mark Douglass, Farm Financial Management Educator, Penn State Extension
  • 11:15 – 11:45 – Communicating with the Other Generation – Dennis Hall, Economic Development Division Chief, PDA
  • 11:45-12:45 – Lunch and time to visit with speakers
  • 12:45-1:15 – Breakout Sessions
  • 1:15-1:45 – Breakout Sessions
  • 1:45-2:45 – Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to Starting Your Own Farm – Interactive Farmer Panel
  • 2:45-3:00 – Penn State Extension Programs – Erin Cuprinka, Ag Enterprise Educator Penn State Extension

April 16 – Breaking the Barriers Workshop

Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA, 9 AM – 5 PM. Registration fee is $45. For more information click here.

  • 8:45 AM—Registration (Mandell Building lobby)
  • 9:00-9:15—Welcome—Tianna DuPont, Sustainable Agriculture Educator, Penn State Extension
  • 9:15-10:00—Land Assessment Tools— Larry Hepner, Delaware Valley College, Environmental Science
  • 10:00-10:30—FarmFutures— Marilyn Anthony, Regional Director, PASA SE
  • 10:45-11:30—Land Leasing/Acquisitions — Ross Pifer, J.D. LL.M., Director, The Agriculture Law Resource & Reference Center, Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University
  • 11:30-12:00—Evaluating Used Equipment—Andrew Frankenfield, Montgomery County Extension
  • 12:00-12:45—Lunch (lobby of Feldman Building)
  • 12:45 -1:15—Blooming Glen Farm, Tom Murtha
  • 1:15 – 1:45 – Spring Wood Farm, Roman Stoltzfoos
  • 1:45-2:45—Breakout Sessions (Feldman Building)—
  • 2:45-3:45—Breakout Sessions—A,B & C repeated, please attend your second choice
  • 3:45-4:15—Breakout Sessions (choose 1)
  • 4:15-4:45—Breakout Sessions
  • 4:45-5:00—Wrap Up & Evaluation
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