The art and science of sustainable farming


A local network of peers who openly share their skills and knowledge


Formal apprenticeships for dairy graziers and vegetable growers

Join Us 2020 Conference

February 5-8, 2020
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

Our mission

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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Cultivating Healthy Soil to Help Fight Climate Change

Thu, December 12, 2019

By Acadia Tucker Acadia is a carbon farmer and gardener, and author of Growing Good Food: A Citizen’s Guide to Backyard Carbon Farming. Acadia is one of 200+ farmers and food system professionals who will be leading sessions at our 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Conference, happening February 5–8 in Lancaster.  The Earth’s climate is changing faster […]

Bradford County Boasts First Certified “Journey Dairy Grazier” in Pa.

Thu, October 31, 2019

Three years ago, Joseph Moyer had recently graduated from high school and was living on the dairy farm where he grew up in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Though his two brothers had worked on the farm, Joseph was the youngest and had never helped much with the cows. But at that point, Joseph’s brothers had both […]

New Office Opens in Harrisburg

Fri, September 27, 2019

On October 1st, we’ll be opening an office in Harrisburg. Our new space sits just blocks from the State Capitol, the Broad Street Farmers Market, the State Department of Agriculture, many conservation partners, and at the nexus for agriculture commerce headed in all directions. It also overlooks the Susquehanna River—the lifeblood of the Chesapeake Bay—offering […]

Pa. Farm Bill Models How States Can Aid Farmers 

Fri, July 19, 2019

With broad support from Pennsylvania farmers and agricultural organizations, earlier this month Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a bipartisan $23.1 million package of bills—collectively titled the Pennsylvania Farm Bill—making a historic investment in farmers and the local food system. According to Gov. Wolf, the Pennsylvania Farm Bill package will “grow opportunities and resources, remove […]

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