In this issue: Selling meat profitably, sheep and goat workshops, meet Redrange Farm, Thrive workshop, Women in Ag.
Grab your coffee or cup of tea and settle in for our Saturday morning PA Veteran Farming Project web discussions. Join us to share your experiences and knowledge among our network.
Rhonda Smith of The Skirted Soldier was featured on our February webinar: Marketing Your Small Agribusiness. Watch the archived video here.
Up next: Selling meat by the pound or animal for profitability (March 23), 9-9:30 a.m. with Heritage Farms' Larry Daugherty, who will also share how his farm is diversifying by partnering with a food truck enterprise. Registerhere
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of Disabled American Veterans
Pittsburgh Chapter 8.
Learn more at https://www.dav.org/
Welcome, Roger & Lorraine Clawson, propreitors of Redrange Farm in Fayette Co. Roger is a Navy veteran (submariner) raising heritage sheep, goats, and poultry and heirlooom herbs and vegetables; he is also a forester with the state, while Lorraine runs their farm market. They have tapped into NRCS cost share programming for their high tunnel, which allows them to grow year-round. and are members of the Livestock Conservancy and are active in working to maintain heritage breeds.
March 18, Washington County
Ten Ways to Make "Thrive" Your Mantra
Sponsored by PA Women in Ag Network Join Carie Starr and Annie Warmke from Women Grow Ohio and learn how to thrive by challenging ourselves through relaxation, art, planning and speed networking.
March 20, 2019 - Columbia County
Women in Ag Conference
St. Luke Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg
Space Limited. RSVP by March 8th. FlyerRegistration
New to sheep and goats or need to brush up on your knowledge? Register now for these 3 FREE workshops in Greensburg (Westmoreland Co.). Download the flyer or register online at the links below.
Mar. 22 Selection Principles
May 3 Hands-on Practice
The PA Veteran Farming Project thanks Pittsburgh DAV Chapter 8 for their support of our Project efforts. We serve VA eligible active duty, veterans, Guard and Reserve, and their spouses. There is no charge for our services to eligible individuals.
Donations to the Project can be made by check payable to "Westmoreland Conservation District" with "Troops to Tractors" in the memo line. WCD is a tax exempt unit of subgovernment, so your gift will be deductible to the full extent of the law. Mail to:
218 Donohoe Rd.,
Greensburg PA 15601.