Starting a Raw Milk Enterprise

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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Honoring the Milk, Honoring the Farm

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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Pennsylvania Registers Its First Formal Apprenticeship for Farmers

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry approved our Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship on March 14th, making it the first formal apprenticeship program for farmers in the state. We developed Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship to provide a guided pathway for training aspiring vegetable farmers to manage or start a farm while also meeting the employment needs of […]

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Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship: Father & Son Reach Milestone

By Aaron de Long, PASA Joseph Moyer grew up on a dairy farm, but he didn’t work on the farm. His older brother, Jacob, eventually became a dairy farmer, but Joseph tried his hand at carpentry, instead. After a relatively brief time working in that trade, however, Joseph began to become curious about the farm […]

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