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Farming for the Future Conference

The annual PASA conference, held each February in State College, PA, is our signature event and our main vehicle for community building.

Our annual conference is PASA's signature event and our main vehicle for community building. Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the East, this event brings together an audience of over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders annually.

Join us for the

26th Annual Farming for the Future Conference!

February 1 to 4, 2017

The Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA




~ Over 100 educational programs ranging from full-day intensives to 80-minute workshops on a wide variety of topics relating to sustainable farming and food systems.

~ A three-day Trade Show with exhibitors representing the best of the sustainable agriculture business community.

~ Delicious receptions and meals made with regionally sourced ingredients.

~ An ag-themed Future Farmers program for kids (K to Grade 8).

~ And many more events and activities to educate and entertain!

Special thanks to 2017 Opening Keynote Sponsor!

Lady Moon Farm_BFPartner

Calling All Businesses: Support PASA’s Winter Conference, make your pledge today!

The conference is only a few months away, and we’re already busy planning programs, activities and more for you to enjoy. Don't miss the chance to sponsor, exhibit, underwrite, and advertise at this top-notch event!

We’ve updated our business opportunities to include many new ways to support the conference and share your message with our attendees. You can read through the details of our business opportunities here, and please be in touch with any questions! We want to work with you to put together the best package to show your support and promote your business.

Read through the business opportunities packet. Click here!

The deadline for pledges is October 24th, but here are a few reasons why you should act now to confirm your spot at the 2017 Conference:

  • Time is of the essence! Once we confirm your pledge, you’ll get the code for lodging at the Penn Stater Hotel, which in recent years has filled up by late October!
  • Many of the underwriting and advertising options have limited space, and it’s first come, first served!
  • Save $250! As a sponsor, you will get a discount if you pledge to pay in full by October 24th.

Ready to pledge your support? Click here!

PASAbilities Series

Every year, our attendees asked to hear more from the inspirational experts sitting with them in the audience. So, beginning with the 20th annual conference in 2011, we introduced the PASAbilities Leadership Award Series. On Saturday of the conference, we will feature two speakers, this year’s winners of our Sustainable Ag Leadership Award as well as the Sustainable Ag Business Leader Award! Nominate someone for the PASAbilities Series

Arias M. Brownback Memorial Scholarship Fund

PASA is committed to ensuring that farmers can attend our conference, regardless of their financial situation. The Arias M. Brownback Memorial Scholarship Fund provides assistance to aspiring, beginning and long-time farmers. The fund continues to grow with the support of PASA members and conference attendees. Learn more and help to grow the fund here!

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