Upcoming education opportunities
Friday, July 25
PASA South Central Region Event: Outdoor Exploration of Mushrooms & Ginseng
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Petersburg / Huntingdon County
PASA North Central Region Event: Gib's Farm Tour & Potluck
Thursday, August 7
PASA Western Region Event: Organic Blueberry Production on a Diversified Farm
Fairview / Erie County
Saturday, August 16
PASA North Central Region Event: The Wonderful World of Hops
Happy Valley Hop Yard
Coburn / Centre County
Saturday, August 16
PASA Eastern Region Event: North Star Orchard Potluck & Farm Tour
North Star Orchard
Cochranville / Chester County
Thursday, September 4
Spiral Path Farm Field Day
Innovative Educational Resources for Innovative Farmers
Loysville / Perry County
In collaboration with Penn State College of Ag Sciences, Pennsylvania Certified Organic & Rodale Institute.
Tuesday, September 23
Optimizing Cattle and Forage: Dairy Genetics and Pasture Management
Belleville / Mifflin County
In collaboration with PA WAgN. Funded in part by USDA NIFA NBFR Program
Tuesday, September 30
Planning Ahead to Promote & Enhance Native Pollinators
Powdermill Nature Reserve
Rector / Westmoreland County
In collaboration with Xerces Society & NOFA NJ
Tuesday, October 14
Commercial-Scale Medicinal & Culinary Herb Production for Restaurants, Herbalists & the Community
Doylestown / Bucks County
In collaboration with Herbalist and Alchemist
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.
Our FBE programming isand 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.
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!