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In existence since 1992, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is a diverse network of growers, businesses and consumers that facilitates and enables viable farming systems which provide healthy food as locally as possible through innovative programs of education, marketing and advocacy in service to its members and the general public.

In existence since 1992, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is a diverse network of growers, businesses and consumers that facilitates and enables viable farming systems which provide healthy food as locally as possible through innovative programs of education, marketing and advocacy in service to its members and the general public.

As the largest statewide, member-based sustainable farming organization in the United States, we seek to improve the economic viability, environmental soundness and social responsibility of food and farming systems in Pennsylvania and across the country. We place great value on efforts to build bridges between broadly diverse participants in the agricultural industry, from "farm to fork."

PASA grew out of the need for an educational and support system for farmers - both experienced and beginning - interested in agricultural practices such as organic, biodynamic and grass-based farming, as well as the desire to create local markets for sustainably produced food.

PASA's mission is the underlying theme of all of our programs - a community of farmers and supporters, focused on education and evidence-based research, for the purpose of building a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system - as our work is rooted in education and support for farmers.

Our SOIL Institute includes our annual winter conference, farm-based research projects, apprenticeships, and a full season of educational events, including field days, webinars, and hands-on training on sustainable farming methods.

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