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PASA Board of Directions Election Results

Posted by at Oct 14, 2013 01:17 PM |

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) recently held an election to fill five seats on our Board of Directors.

Our newly elected board members are: Andy Andrews, Scott Case, Barbara Gerlach, Jamie Moore (incumbent) and Dave Mortensen (incumbent). Brief biographies for each board member are included below.

Andy Andrews - Montgomery County
Andy is the Farm Director at Pennypack Farm in Horsham, PA. Pennypack is a nonprofit farm and education center that focuses on growing produce for its 500-member CSA and provides education on farming, gardening, and food preparation to the community. Since joining Pennypack in 2005, Andy manages farm operations pertaining to crop and animal production, supervises staff, and oversees the agricultural budget.

Scott Case - Centre County
Scott operates Patchwork Farm and Greenhouse in Aaronsburg, PA. Scott and his wife, Eda, have been running the farm for 22 years and are the second generation of Eda's family to do so. One hundred percent of their income comes from their farming operations. The farm operates a retail greenhouse that produces bedding plants, perennials, and organic vegetable transplants in the spring. During the summer and fall, production focuses on organic vegetables and selling through farmers markets and a local restaurant.

Barbara Gerlach - Bradford County
Barbara, along with her husband Charlie, own and operate Berry Fields Farm in New Albany, PA. The farm is a diversified, organic operation with vegetables, livestock and maple syrup. The marketing for their farm is unique, due in part to the remote location, and allows the focus to be on customers experiencing the farm through farm stays, on-farm dinners and the opportunity to take farm products home with them.  

Jamie Moore (incumbent) - Allegheny County
In 2000, Jamie Moore began his career with Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, a company that has 76 restaurants, 46 healthcare accounts and 44 college and business dining accounts throughout PA, WV, OH, MD, MI and NY. Jamie was instrumental in the development of Eat'n Park's local purchasing program called FarmSource. This program ensures 20% of all site's food supply is purchased in and around their communities.

Dave Mortensen (incumbent) - Centre County
Dave has been on the faculty at Penn State University since 2001. His research and teaching focuses on ecologically-informed agriculture and he's an active member of the transitions to organic team and sustainable agriculture working group. Dave's ecologically-based research has been highlighted in international journals, Congressional testimony and his selection to head up several national competitive grants programs in Washington D.C.

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