The PASA Conference
Our annual conference is PASA's signature event and our main vehicle for community building. Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the East, this event brings together an audience of over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders annually.
Every year, our attendees asked to hear more from the inspirational experts sitting with them in the audience. So, beginning with the 20th annual conference in 2011, we introduced the PASAbilities Leadership Award Series. On Saturday of the conference, we will feature two speakers, this year’s winners of our Sustainable Ag Leadership Award as well as the Sustainable Ag Business Leader Award!
We are pleased to share an excerpt from Tom Beddard's address at the 24th annual conference.
PASA is committed to ensuring that farmers can attend our conference, regardless of their financial situation. The Arias M. Brownback Memorial Scholarship Fund provides assistance to aspiring, beginning and long-time farmers. The fund continues to grow with the support of PASA members and conference attendees.