PA Women’s Agriculture Network Presents: Women Farmers & the Risks of Farming

Monday
July 18, 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wilson College 1015 Philadelphia Ave. Chambersburg, PA 17201
Women farmers are at risk for many kinds of physical and emotional challenges that can affect the long-term financial health of their farms. Join us for Women Farmers: The Risk of Farming to learn more about the risks women farmers face.

Less upper body strength can cause injuries, hours of back-bending work, using tools not built for a woman’s body can all lead to stress injuries that won’t show up until later in life.

Topics Covered:

  • Katie College, Stoney Creek Valley Farm LLC, will share her experience as a woman farmer who entered farming later in life. She needed to learn to protect her body physically and to protect her emotional health farming without a partner.
  • Patty Neiner, PA-WAgN, will share resources available through USDA-FSA and Risk Management Agencies that will assist women farmers mitigate various types of risk.
  • Discussion of needs for women farmers will occur over lunch.
  • Participants will also tour the Fulton Farm on Wilson College’s campus and see a demo of their solar powered tractor.

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