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2022 Farm Innovations

Farm Innovations from 2022 featured innovative planting techniques, on-farm alternative energy systems, and some time-saving DIY field tools!

Agriculture and Local Food Economies in the Appalachian Region

A new report from the Appalachian Regional Commission examines recent agricultural and food systems trends and emerging opportunities in the region, including Pasa’s apprenticeship programs.

Listening Session: What Do You Want in the Next Farm Bill?

Learn about what’s included in the current bill, and hear from our community about improvements they’d like to see in 2023.

Impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania farm revenue

Looking back at the 2020 season with the help of 300 farmers.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Risks to Pastured & Organic Flocks

Hear from a panel of experts about the current situation with HPAI in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Designing Your Wash-Pack Station for Food Safety

Learn how to create a functional wash-pack station that is safe, efficient, and cost effective.

How (& How Not) to Apply for Agricultural Grants

With a wave of new grant opportunities and emergency funding for farmers, it can be tough to know where to start—or if you even should.

Listening Session: Climate Impacts on Farmworkers

What can we do to protect farmworkers from hazardous heat?

Alley Cropping: Planting Trees for Economic & Ecological Diversity

Learn about two farms pioneering this agroforestry practice in the Keystone State.

Listening Session: Agritainment Liability

What does Pennsylvania’s new agritainment law mean for farm businesses?

Can Direct-Market Vegetable Farmers Make a Middle-Class Income?

We review top findings from our new report, Financial Benchmarks for Direct-Market Vegetable Farms, and share three strategies farms can use to boost financial success.

Managing Weeds in Vegetable Crops: Prevention & Intervention

Don’t let weeds get the best of your fields.

Hoop House Design & Construction

Learn about the dos and don’ts for placing and assembling your tunnels.

Listening Session: Siting & Design for Farm-Based Solar

What rules and tools should guide the development of alternative energy on farmland?

2021 Farm Innovations

Check out planting techniques—including a living fence—and harvest equipment to save time, trips, and back aches.

Using Tarps to Control Weeds & Reduce Tillage

“Tarping” or covering the soil with plastic silage tarps is becoming a popular weed management strategy for smaller scale vegetable farms.

Financial Benchmarks for Direct-Market Vegetable Farms: 2021 Report

Our report is the most comprehensive review of direct-market vegetable farm finances to date.

Listening Session: What Can We Do About Pesticide Drift?

What can you do when pesticide contamination from a neighboring farm threatens the health and financial viability of your farm?

Do Healthy Soils Grow Healthier Food?

It seems logical that healthier soil could grow healthier food. But how do we measure this and demonstrate it scientifically?

Plant Nutrition for Urban Soils

Urban soils can pose unique challenges for growers. Learn how to identify and address your soil’s quality and health issues.

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