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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

 

SEPTEMBER

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.

Saturday, September 20
Seed Cleaning Short Course

Ernst Conservation Seeds
Meadville / Crawford County
In collaboration with OGRIN & NOFA-NY

Tuesday, September 23
Optimizing Cattle and Forage: Dairy Genetics and Pasture Management
Hameau Farm
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

OCTOBER


Wednesday, October 8
Dynamic Relationships: Understanding Soil/Plant Synergies

Featuring Howard Vlieger
Milky Way Farms
Troy / Bradford County
Shon Seeley Legacy Fund Inaugural Event

Tuesday, October 14
Commercial-Scale Medicinal & Culinary Herb Production
Barefoot Gardens
Doylestown / Bucks County
In collaboration with Herbalist and Alchemist

Wednesday, October 29
Llama & Alpaca Nutrition and Parasite Management
Nobility Alpacas
Wernersville / Berks County

(Click here to view all past 2013 events)


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.

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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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