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WAgN provides education and technical assistance geared to the needs of women farmers.

USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Sign-Up Deadline

Dairy producers urged to act now to protect their businesses against unpredictable market swings, take advantage of increased protections offered in first year of program. The application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will be extended until Dec. … Continue reading

Posted in Business management, Financial Management, Resources for Beginning Farmers

Best Marketing Practices for the Holidays

The best marketing practices for the holidays is to follow Stephen Covey’s advice about the 7 habits of effective people: “Start with the end in mind.” Your “end” is to get more customers and make more profits. Editor’s note: This … Continue reading

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Mary Peabody Begins Sabbatical Adventures

For the next year, beginning October 1, 2014, WAgN Director Mary Peabody will be stepping back from day-to-day program delivery and management to focus more deeply on the areas of direct marketing and labor management as they impact small and … Continue reading

Posted in Business management, General info, Marketing, Quality of life