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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 Events:

Wednesday, Feb 3 - Saturday, Feb 6
25th Annual Farming for the Future Conference

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Marketing Webinar Series
These sessions are supported by funds via a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the PA Department of Agriculture

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Agricultural Marketing 101

Presenter: Brian Moyer, Penn State Extension
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Finding New Markets: Wholesale, Cooperatives & Beyond

Presenter: Brian Moyer, Penn State Extension
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Direct Sales Marketing: Expanding the Current & Finding the New

Presenters: Jennifer Brodsky & Rebecca Frimmer, Kitchen Table Consultants
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Using the Internet to Drive Farm Sales

Presenter: Simon Huntley, Small Farm Central
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Farmers Market Managers Conference

Presented by Penn State Extension & PASA
Sponsored by AgConnect
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March 21 - 25, 2016
Solar Installation Training & Certification
Coordinators & Presenters: Blue Rock Station / Jay Warmke
MORE DETAILS & REGISTER HERE


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

Friday, July 31, 2015:
Choosing the Right Breed for Grass-Fed Beef Production: Highland Cattle
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network

Thursday, August 6 & Friday, August 7, 2015
PASA Summer Conference

Wednesday, October 14, 2015:
Avian Influenza Management for Pastured Poultry Producers Workshop
In partnership with the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association

Wednesday, November 4, 2015:
Health Insurance Basics Webinar

Wednesday, November 4, 2015:
GAP Mock Audit

Saturday, November 7, 2015:
Adapting to Climate Change by Building Soil Health

Tuesday, December 8 & Wednesday, December 9, 2016:
Understanding GAP & Writing Your Own Food Safety Plan - Two Day Training

Wednesday, January 6
Webinar - Mitigating Risk & Improving Resilience of Orchards in a Changing Climate

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Food Enterprise & Safety Panel Discussion


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

 

Check out our Field Days slideshow!

 

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