The First Annual Farmer Showdown, hosted by Greener Partners at our farm in Collegeville, PA, will take place on November 5. Greener Partners is co-hosting with PASA to bring together farmers in the Philly area for a day of friendly competition to showcase the skills of our farm community to the public, and to get the community together to celebrate the end of the season. We will be launching a new 2-year farmer apprentice program next year, and so the proceeds will go towards training new farmers.
PASA’s 20th Annual Farming for the Future Conference: Strength from Our Roots: Claiming Our Food-System Future
February 2 – 5, 2011 at The Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.
Value-Added Dairy with the pennsylvania association for sustainable agriculture
Turn excess fluid milk into a cash flow for your farm. This group of experts will lead you through the information you need to get started — from designing and equipping a plant, to cultures and cheesemaking, to bottling and selling your product. Take the next step towards a profitable dairy future with this introduction into doing more with your milk. Registration limited to 60.
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To register for PASA’s Farming for the Future Conference, click HERE
Two upcoming workshops with the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture will be particularly useful for Greenhorns….
Successfully Integrating Interns & Apprentices into Your Farm
Cambria County Extension Office – Ebensburg, Cambria County
Wednesday, April 29; 5:00-8:00pm
$15 PASA Members, $25 all others. Lunch will be provided.
Farm interns and apprentices can tip the balance toward a successful farm business, and at the same time offer aspiring farmers hands-on work experience forming the foundation for their own farming success. But there is much to learn in working with and supervising people in the unique circumstances of a farm endeavor.