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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 adverse 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.

Upcoming education opportunities

Wednesday, April 23
Western Region Event - Social Media Marketing for Your Farm Business
Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator
Slippery Rock / Butler County

Tuesday, April 29
PASA Field Day: Planning Your Grazing Season
Hamilton Heights Farm
Chambersburg / Franklin County
In collaboration with PA Certified Organic & Madison County SWCD, funded in part by USDA RME.

Saturday, May 3
North Central Region Event - 2nd Annual Vegetable Growers Open House
Dancing Hen Farm
Stillwater / Columbia County

Monday, May 5
PASA Field Day: Wholesale Success: Post-Harvest Handling & On-Farm Food Safety Workshop
Clarion River Organics
Sligo / Clarion County
In collaboration with FamilyFarmed.org, funded in part by USDA RMA

Tuesday, May 13
PASA Field Day: Mid-Atlantic Farm-Based Education Gathering
Pennypack Farm & Education Center
Horsham / Montgomery County

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18
PASA Field Day: Gold Star Top Bar Hives Beekeeping Intensive
Quiet Creek Herb Farm 
Brookville / Jefferson County

Saturday, June 28
PASA Field Day: Biochar - Charcoal Production for Power & Fertility
Quiet Creek Herb Farm
Brookville / Jefferson County

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Wednesday, June 11
PASA Field Day: Pasture Walk for Healthy Pastured Livestock

Double Brook Farm
Hopewell / New Jersey
In collaboration with Rutgers University & NOFA NJ

Tuesday, July 1
PASA Field Day: GMO Poultry Feeding Trial - Part 1

Eli Reiff Farm
Mifflinburg / Union County
In collaboration with the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association

Tuesday, September 23
Managing Dairy Genetics & Pasture Management for Grazing Animals
Hameau Farm
Belleville / Mifflin County
In collaboration with PA WAgN. Funded in part by USDA NIFA NBFR Program


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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 adverse 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.

Grazing Cows

Our FBE programming is comprised of Field Days and occasionally classroom-based workshops 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. Some Field Days and workshops may have a participation limit to facilitate hands-on, focused learning. Most Field Days follow our subsidized pricing structure of $20 for PASA & event partner members, and $35 for non-members. Depending upon the nature of the event, fees may vary and 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.

Sponsor or Contribute to a Farm-Based Education Event

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.

View full FBE Sponsorship Program details.

Submit a Proposal for future Field Day Programming

 

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