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Tuesday, 6–8 p.m.

Registration desk open

Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.

Registration desk opens

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Full-day intensives


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Some full-day intensives include lunch. Otherwise, a buffet winter picnic lunch featuring casseroles, salad, and BBQ is available for purchase.

5 – 6 p.m.

Pennsylvania Farmers Union: Annual Meeting

 

You’ll hear from a panel on issues impacting Pa. agriculture and learn about the benefits of being a Pennsylvania Farmers Union member. Open to all.

6:30 – 9 p.m.

Pennsylvania Farmers Union: Farm-to-Table Dinner

 

Enjoy good food and good company at the Pennsylvania Farmers Union annual farm-to-table dinner. Open to all.

9:30 p.m.

Registration desk closes

7:30 a.m.

Registration desk opens

8 a.m.

Trade show opens

 

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8:30 – 10 a.m.

Morning sessions

 

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10:30 a.m.

Plenary & keynote address by Josh Tickell: "Activism & Regeneration"

 

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12 p.m.

Lunch Available for purchase

 

Choose your own adventure with a build-your-own hearty bowl buffet.

12 p.m.

Lunch with Turn the Tap

 

Participate in a small group discussion about water use efficiency and soil moisture technology in vegetable and small fruit production. Open to commercial vegetable producers. Participants will receive lunch and a $75 honorarium. This work is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. Limited to 12. Pre-registration is required.

1:30 – 5 p.m.

Afternoon sessions

 

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5–6 p.m.

Reception

Dinner on the town

 

Explore Lancaster’s vibrant food scene by eating out at a local restaurant—you’ll find a variety of options just steps from the conference venue. Plus, several restaurants will be hosting benefit dinners to support our education and research programs.

7:30 p.m.

Mixers

 

LGBTQ Farmers & Allies Mixer: Celebrate the contributions of LGBTQ people in the food system. All are welcome to attend.

 

Young & Beginning Farmers Mixer: Socialize with other young and beginning farmers from around the state, as well as Pennsylvania chapter leaders from National Young Farmers Coalition.

 

Veteran Farmers & Ranchers Mixer: Calling all veterans! Enjoy light fare and drinks with the Farmer Veteran Coalition and its members.

8 p.m.

Movie screenings

 

Join us for movie screenings that explore food and farming issues.

9:30 p.m.

Registration desk closes

7:30 a.m.

Registration desk opens

8 a.m.

Trade show opens

 

Learn about our trade show >>

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Morning sessions

 

Check out the full schedule of educational sessions >>

10:30 a.m.

Plenary & keynote address by Michael Twitty: "Culinary Justice: Defining a Theory of Gastronomic Sovereignty"

 

Learn more about Michael >>

12 p.m.

Lunch Available for purchase

 

Celebrate the flavors of African American food traditions, inspired by keynote speaker Michael Twitty.

1:30 – 5 p.m.

Afternoon sessions

 

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5–6 p.m.

Reception

6 p.m.

Dinner & PASAbilities Awards Dinner available for purchase; PASAbilities Awards open to all

 

All are welcome to join us for the PASAbilities Leadership Awards, where we honor farmers and businesses who exemplify the spirit of sustainability in agriculture and food systems.

7:30 p.m.

Registration desk closes

8 p.m.

Movie screenings

 

Join us for movie screenings that explore food and farming issues.

7:30 a.m.

Registration desk opens

8 a.m.

Trade show opens

 

Learn about our trade show >>

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Morning sessions

 

Check out the full schedule of educational sessions >>

12 p.m.

Lunch Available for purchase

 

You can’t visit Lancaster without getting a taste of Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine.

1 p.m.

Trade show closes

 

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1 p.m.

PASA Annual Meeting & Regional Breakouts

 

Join us to learn about PASA’s achievements over the last year and our vision for the next. You’ll participate in breakout sessions with members in your region, hear from board candidates, catch up with longtime friends, and meet new members. Open to all; light refreshments provided.

2 p.m.

Registration desk closes