PA Women’s Ag Network: Land Access in Western PA

From our friends at PA Women’s Ag Network:

Access to land is one of the biggest barriers preventing farmers from starting and growing their businesses. In this workshop series, we will learn about land access options specific to western PA, and we will review key components of a land assessment, identifying tools, resources, and contacts for conducting an evaluation. We will also cover land use policy and community factors specific to a site, as well as the relationship between property features and conservation, business, and personal goals.

Presenting organizations include:

  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • National Young Farmers Coalition
  • Hilltop Urban Farm
  • City of Pittsburgh Adopt-a-lot Program
  • Kiva Microfunds
  • Cutting Root Farm & Apothecary
  • Penn State Extension

Land Access in Western Pennsylvania

December 4th, 11th, and 18th from 6-9pm

Penn State Center Pittsburgh (Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, 15219)

Cost: $90 (dinner included at all 3 sessions)


Farmland for the Next Generation is supported by a four-year Educational Enhancement grant from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program through award# 2015-70017-23901.

Many thanks,

Molly Berntsen

Education Specialist, Business Management & Community Vitality

Penn State Extension

Energy Innovation Center Suite A

1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219