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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 Field Days - July 2015


Friday, July 31
Choosing the Right Breed for Grass-Fed Beef Production: Highland Cattle
M&M Farm
Glen Rock, PA
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network Eventbrite - Choosing the Right Breed for Grass-Fed Beef Production: Highland Cattle


Thursday, August 6 & Friday, August 7
PASA Summer Conference
Centre County Grange Fairgrounds
Centre Hall, PA

Eventbrite - PASA's 2015 Soil Health Summer Conference


Recent Events:

Saturday, June 13, 2015:
Small Heritage Grain Operation: Growing, Harvesting, Marketing & Processing

Wednesday, June 17, 2015:
Pastured Poultry Basics: From Field to Table

More events will be announced soon!


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: contact Helen Kollar-McArthur, 814-349-9856 ext. 20.

 

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