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Join Us 2020 Conference

February 5-8, 2020
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

Pennsylvania 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 […]

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 […]

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Events

Enterprise Budgeting for High-Value Crops

September 24, 2019

Braddock Farms, 1000 Braddock Ave
Braddock, PA 15104 United States

Growing & Processing Medicinal Herbs

September 25, 2019

Barefoot Botanicals, 380 Shady Retreat Rd
Doylestown, PA 18901 [Bucks County] United States

7th Annual Dairy Dash

September 28, 2019

Lambs Creek Recreation Area, Bike & Hike Trail, US-15 Business
Mansfield [Tioga County], PA 16933 United States

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