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Formal apprenticeships for dairy graziers and vegetable growers

Join Us 2019 Conference

February 6-9, 2019
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

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We're a community of farmers and supporters, focused on education and evidence-based research, for the purpose of building a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system.

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Blog

Starting a Raw Milk Enterprise

Fri, May 31, 2019

Second-year dairy grazing apprentice Jessica Matthews shares how she led the charge to obtain a raw milk license for her host farm, Hameau Farm in Belleville, Pa. Jessica is participating in Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, a federally registered apprenticeship that PASA administers in Pennsylvania and nearby areas. This is the final post in a three-part blog series—read […]

2017 Ag Census Shows Positive Trends for Sustainable Agriculture in Pa.

Wed, May 1, 2019

The recently released 2017 Census of Agriculture revealed some troubling numbers. We now know that, between 2012 and 2017, the total number of farms in the U.S. declined by three percent; the average age of U.S. farm producers rose from 56 to 57.5; and farms across the country are increasingly consolidating, with one percent of […]

Honoring the Milk, Honoring the Farm

Fri, April 26, 2019

Second-year dairy grazing apprentice Jessica Matthews considers the journey of milk from cow to consumer and the ongoing dairy crisis.  Jessica is participating in Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, a federally registered apprenticeship that PASA administers in Pennsylvania and nearby areas. This is the second post in a three-part blog series—read Jessica’s other posts “From Backyard Chickens to […]

From Backyard Chickens to Grazing Cattle

Fri, March 29, 2019

Second-year apprentice Jessica Matthews shares her journey into dairy grazing. Jessica is participating in Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, a federally registered apprenticeship that PASA administers in Pennsylvania and nearby areas.  I had four day-old chicks nestled under a warm lamp in the spare room. This was my first small foray into animal husbandry, and I hadn’t […]

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Events

Collaborating for Farming Success

June 26, 2019

Root Mass Farm, 344a Old State Rd
Oley, PA 19547 United States

Pest Scouting for Better IPM [Twilight Meeting]

July 2, 2019

New Morning Farm, 2263 Anderson Hollow Rd
Hustontown, PA 17229 [Fulton County] United States

Establishing a Farm Using Permaculture Principles

July 10, 2019

Hundred Fruit Farm, 1744 Holicong Rd
New Hope, PA 18938 [Bucks County] United States

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