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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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 […]

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 […]

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Benchmark Your Vegetable Farm Finances

January 9, 2020

Elizabethtown University, 1 Alpha Drive | Hoover Business Building, Room 108
Elizabethtown, PA 17022 United States

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