THANKS TO THE FERTRELL COMPANY FOR ITS SUPPORT OF
2013 FARM-BASED EDUCATION PROGRAMMING!
UPCOMING field dayS
Wednesday, May 29 - 10am-4pm ~ Sundance Farm (Bradford County)
In partnership with PA WAgN & Endless Mountains RC&D Council
Thursday, June 6 - 10am-4pm ~ Whispering Creek Retreat (Bedford County)
In partnership with Saint Francis University's Renewable Energy Center
Tuesday, June 11 - 10am-4pm ~ Spring Creek Farms (Berks County)
In partnership with Penn State Extension
Wednesday, July 10 - 10am-4pm ~ Quiet Creek Herb Farm (Jefferson County)
Saturday, September 14 - 10am-4pm ~ Three Cheers Farm (Clarion County)
Please note there was an error on the Field Day postcard, reporting this date as Sept 21.
what is PASA's Farm-Based Education Programming?
The goal of PASA’s Farm-Based Education (FBE) programming is to empower farmers to implement farming practices that improve farm profitability and reduce the farm’s environmental impact while producing safe and healthy food for the community. FBE events strive to offer delicious, local meals and provide ample farmer-to-farmer networking opportunities.
Our FBE programming is(FD) and (ILP), statewide events that utilize a farmer-to-farmer teaching model. Field Days are usually hosted at a PASA member farm, run from 10am - 4pm and include a farm tour. ILPs often have a participation limit to facilitate hands-on, focused learning. ILPs are hosted at farms, in a classroom setting or a combination of both and vary in length from one to several days. The typical cost for FDs is $20 for PASA & event partner members, and $35 for non-members; ILP fees are driven according to the market, materials used and experience level of the program. All events include meals in which we strive to highlight local ingredients.
Companies can become an FBE event sponsor and reach their target audience while helping to keep our Field Days and Intensive Learning Programs affordable for farmers.
Individuals can make a contribution to support PASA's efforts to provide affordable and meaningful educational and networking opportunities to farmers.
Check out our Field Days slideshow!