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WARREN COUNTY AGRICULTURE RESOURCES

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GENERAL RESOURCES: WARREN COUNTY COMMUNITY DIRECTORIES
 
Most of the contents of this directory was adapted from Services for Agricultural Producers, a pamphlet produced and sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension, Warren County Conservation District, Warren County Farm Bureau, Warren County Commissioners and Natural Resources Conservation Service.  This pamphlet includes more information on specific programs and services.  Contact any of the sponsoring agencies to request a copy.

AGENCIES

Name Purpose Phone/Fax Address Email/Website
AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians A project combining the talents of Penn State Cooperative Extension, Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania and PA Assistive Technology Foundation.  Provides information and service to farmers and farm family members affected by disability in rural areas of the Commonwealth Phone: 814-863-7490
FAX: 814-863-4753
Linda Fetzer, AgrAbility Project Coordinator
Department of Agricultural & Extension Education
116 Ferguson Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
E-mail: lmf8@psu.edu
Website: http://agexted.cas.psu.edu/agrab/Default.html
Farm Bureau A general farm organization providing legislative support, services and information to Pennsylvania's farmers and rural families. Local contacts:
Mark Lawson 814-664-4366

Debby Lucks
814-489-3455

% Mark Lawson
1571 Ridge Rd
Columbus, PA 16405
Website: www.pfb.com
Farm Service Agency
(a division of the USDA)
Helps ensure the well-being of American agriculture and the American public through efficient and equitable administration of farm commodity, farm loan, conservation, emergency assistance, and domestic and international food assistance programs. Local contact:
Tom Tanner
814-563-6316 ext. 2
Fax: 814-226-9657
265 Holiday Inn Rd., Suite 4
Clarion, PA 16214
Website: www.fsa.usda.gov
Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS provides a staff of highly trained technical experts to assist with conservation efforts in partnership with conservation districts, and state and federal agencies. Local contact:
Laura Agnew
814-726-1441
Fax: 814-406-0005
300 Hospital Drive, Suite D
Warren, PA 16365
Map with directions
(file size 250k)
Website: www.pa.nrcs.usda.gov
Penn State Extension - Warren County
 
Provides education to strengthen agribusinesses and natural resources, develop youth, strengthen families, direct volunteers and provide leadership to foster community growth. Local contact:
Jeffrey T. Fowler, District 2 Director
814-563-9388
Fax: 814-563-7288
100 Dillon Drive, Suite 101
Youngsville, PA 16371
Email: WarrenExt@psu.edu
Website:  extension.psu.edu/warren
Warren County Conservation District Mission: To improve the environment quality of Warren county by promoting the wise use, enhancement and understanding of natural resources. Services include: environmental education, erosion and sedimentation control, West Nile Virus program, Agricultural Land Preservation, agricultural BMPs, Dirt & Gravel Roads program, and Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area. Local contact:
Heather Wilcox
814-726-1441
Fax: 814-406-0005
210 North Drive, Suite E
Warren, PA 16365

Map with directions (file size 250k)

Email: Heather Wilcox
hwilcox@wcconservation.net

Website: www.wcconservation.net/

Email info@warrenag.org to suggest an ag-related agency to add to this directory.

ORGANIZATIONS

Name Purpose Phone/Fax Address Email/Website
4-H Program for Warren/Forest Counties 4-H serves rural and urban youth and adult leaders. The program helps youth develop into responsible, productive young adults through the development and support of leadership teams of staff, volunteers, youth and other adults who organize educational project experiences in community and family settings. Contact: Jennifer Grooms
814-563-9388
Fax: 563-7288
100 Dillon Drive, Suite 101
 Youngsville, PA 16371
Email: jag46@psu.edu
Brokenstraw Watershed Council The Council is dedicated to the promotion and protection of the health and wealth of the watershed through:
Appreciation, education, and outreach services
Assessment of the watershed’s unique values and challenges
Identification of practical solutions for present and future generations
814-664-4050 1350 National Forge Road
Irvine, PA 16329-9701
Website: www.brokenstraw.org
Conewango Creek Watershed Association The Association's mission is to promote stewardship that enhances water quality and related resources throughout the Conewango Creek watershed. 814-726-1441

 

210 North Drive, Suite E
Warren, PA 16365

Map with directions (file size 250k)

Website: www.conewangocreek.org

Email:
info@conewangocreek.org

Friends of the Allegheny Wilderness Non profit organization which seeks to foster appreciation of wilderness values and benefits and to work with local communities to ensure increased wilderness protection is a priority of ANF stewardship. 814-723-0620 220 Center St
Warren, PA 16365
Website: www.pawild.org

Email: alleghenyfriends@earthlink.net

 

Future of Agriculture in Warren County Task Force A community-based program supported by Penn State Cooperative Extension to help residents and farmers respond to the challenges facing agriculture in Warren County Pennsylvania. 814-563-9388
 
609 Rouse Ave., Suite 200
Youngsville, PA 16371
Website: www.warrenag.org

Email: info@warrenag.org

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) A non-profit organization that provides low-interest loans to people with disabilities and older adults so that they can buy the assistive technology devices and services they need. 484-674-0506 (voice)
888-744-1938 (voice/toll-free/TTY)
484-674-0510 (fax)
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
1004 West 9th Avenue 1st Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Email: patf@patf.us

Website: www.patf.us/

Warren County Agricultural Land Preservation The Warren County Commissioners established the Warren County Agricultural Land Preservation Board in order to join statewide efforts to preserve the state’s best, most productive agricultural soils.

Land Preservation brochure (file size 1.3M)

The Warren County Agricultural Land Preservation program is coordinated through the Warren County Conservation District.

814-726-1441
Fax: 814-406-0005

% Warren County Conservation District
210 North Drive, Suite E
Warren, PA 16365

Website: www.wcconservation.net/

Warren Forest County Pomona Grange #10 The Grange is a family fraternal organization dedicated to the betterment of rural America through community service, education, legislation, and fellowship. 814-723-9497 c/o Robert Hollabaugh
6934 Pleasant Dr.
Warren, PA  16365
Website: www.pagrange.org

Email: rhollaba@westpa.net

Email info@warrenag.org to suggest an ag-related organization to add to this directory.

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

Name Purpose Phone/Fax Address Email/Website
AgChoice Farm Credit The largest rural farm credit association in Pennsylvania 724-482-2173
800-829-0056
610 Evans City Road
Butler, PA 16001
Website: www.agchoice.com
AgMap AgMap aims to advance Pennsylvania agriculture through business promotion and education.     Website: agmap.psu.edu
Center for Rural Pennsylvania
 
717-787-9555 200 N. Third St Suite 200
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Website:
www.ruralpa.org
Marketplace for the Mind An educational resource of the PA Dept of Agriculture     Website:
www.marketplaceforthemind.state.pa.us
National Agricultural Statistics Service Provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.     Website:
www.nass.usda.gov
PA Department of Agriculture     2301 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
 
Website: www.agriculture.state.pa.us
PA Department of Environmental Protection   NW Region Office:
814-332-6945
fax: 814-332-6125

Central Office:
717-787-2814

Northwest Region Office
230 Chestnut St.
Meadville, PA 16335

Central Office:
400 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Website:
www.depweb.state.pa.us
PAgrows Help agribusiness access the money they need to begin, continue and expand their business. 717-705-9513

Toll free: 1-888-724-7697

Commonwealth of PA
Dept. of Agriculture
Jared Grissinger
Economic Development - PAgrows
2301 N. Cameron St, Rm 311
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408
 
Website:
www.agriculture.state.pa.us/pagrows/site/default.asp

 
PA Nutrient Management A comprehensive source of information about Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38, 2005) Program, and associated technical guidance and educational information.     Website:
http://panutrientmgmt.cas.psu.edu
PA Preferred A program of the PA Dept of Agriculture designed to identify these locally sourced Pennsylvania products and help consumers find them.     Website:
www.papreferred.com
Penn Soil RC&D The mission of this organization is to provide the local leadership necessary to develop and implement a plan that will improve the economy, environmental and social well-being of the people through accelerated planning and development of the natural resources in the project area consisting of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties. Wes Ramsey, RC&D Coordinator
814-226-8160 ext. 119
210 North Drive, Suite E
Warren, PA 16365

Map with directions (file size 250k) 

Email: Wes Ramsey wes.ramsey@pa.usda.gov

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) A nonprofit organization working to improve the economic and social prosperity of Pennsylvania food and agriculture. We work with the farmers that grow our food, the consumers that eat the food, and those concerned with the ecological well-being of our environment and natural resources. Phone: (412) 697-0411
Fax: (412) 232-3115
Western Regional Office
650 Smithfield St., Suite1160
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 
Website: www.pasafarming.org
Pennsylvania Project Grass       Website:
www.paprojectgrass.org
Soils Information Part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey, an effort of Federal and State agencies, universities, and professional societies to deliver science-based soil information.   NRCS - Youngsville Service Center
609 Rouse Ave.
Youngsville, PA 16371
Website:
http://soils.usda.gov
United States Department of Agriculture       Website:
www.usda.gov

Warren County Community Service Directories are available at:

The Times Observer recently published the 2008 Warren County Handbook: A Directory of Communities, Officials & Services.   The on-line version of this handbook provides easy access for residents and visitors including information about Warren County communities, a comprehensive directory of services by topic, information about area schools, a church directory, community calendar, local utility contact information, and a listing of federal, state and local government officials.  Information about the Kinzua Dam, the Library Theatre, and the North Country Trail is also included.

AsktheJD.com
A community service and resource directory for Warren and Forest Counties.  This database is searchable by topic (keyword) or category.

Warren, PA : Living and Working in Warren County
For people looking for information on relocating, investing, traveling & doing business in Warren County.

Warren-County.Net
Warren County Government information.  Access to elected officials, county government departments, and frequently used forms.

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Updated:  02/05/10