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CRAFT: Changing Agricultural Practices, Changing Agricultural Policy

May 23, 2018 CRAFT: Changing Agricultural Practices, Changing Agricultural Policy

Event Overview
Changing Ag


Rodale Institute

611 Siegfriedale Rd

Kutztown, PA 19530

[Berks County] 

Date & Time
  Wednesday, May 23
  4:30pm - 7:30pm

  Free; pre-registration appreciated

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Event Description
During this two-part workshop, you’ll tour the Rodale Institute’s organic vegetable operation and learn how to influence agricultural policy with the Young Farmers Coalition of Southeastern PA

For decades, the Rodale Institute has been experimenting with both traditional and innovative farming practices, developing modern agricultural techniques that can increase yields as well as farm fertility. You’ll learn about Rodale’s tillage methods, cultivation techniques, and crop rotations. Depending on timing, some discussion and demonstration of Rodale's organic no-till vegetable system may take place. 

Afterward, over refreshments, representatives from the Young Farmers Coalition of Southeastern PA—a chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition—will explain how to get involved with agricultural policy and effect political change using grassroots organizing principles during a year in which the next farm bill is up for debate.
Speaker & Host Information
About the Rodale Institute: The Rodale Institute is one of the most well-known and influential research farms in the United States. For seventy years, Rodale has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing their findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about organic agriculture. 

About the National Young Farmers Coalition: The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) is one of the fastest growing farmer empowerment organizations in the United States. NYFC represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success. NYFC has chapters across the country. The Young Farmers Coalition of Southeast PA is a local chapter of NYFC.
Do you allow walk-ins?
Walk-ins are welcome.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
This event will be inside.
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (814) 349-9856 x25 or for more information about this event.
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