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The goal of PASA’s educational 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. PASA's educational events strive to offer delicious, local meals and provide ample farmer-to-farmer networking opportunities.

Upcoming Events



Monday, May 7th
Kretschmann Organic Farm [Beaver Co]
Cultivation Innovations for the Small Scale Farm

Tuesday, May 8th (POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2018 - Date TBA)
Blackberry Meadows Farm [Allegheny Co]
Pigs on Pasture and Hogs in Hedgerows

Wednesday, May 9th
Kneehigh Farm [Montgomery Co]
Cultivation Innovations for the Small Scale Farm

Wednesday, May 9th
Vollmecke Orchard and CSA [Chester Co]
Equipping Yourself for Good Orchard Maintenance with PA WAgN

Tuesday, May 22nd
Backwoods Dairy [Tioga Co]
Optimizing Forage for the Grazing Dairy

Wednesday, May 23rd
Rodale Institute [Berks Co]
Changing Agricultural Practices, Changing Agricultural Policy



Wednesday, June 6th
Urban Tree Connection [Philadelphia Co]
Irrigation Essential with PA WAgN

Wednesday, June 6th
Grow Pittsburgh Garden Resource Center [Allegheny Co]
Irrigation Essentials with Grow Pittsburgh

Friday, June 8th
Cutting Root Farm [Butler Co]
Marking Herbal Medicine and Farm Tour

Tuesday, June 12th
Back Achers Farm [Bradford Co]
Increasing Pasture, Increasing Diversity

Saturday, June 16th
Heritage Farm [Philadelphia Co]
Making Your Own Fertilizers and Bio-Inoculants

Tuesday, June 19th
Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living [Jefferson Co]
Culinary and Medicinal Herb Propagation

Wednesday, June 20th
Woodland Jewel Mushrooms [Chester Co]
Mushroom Primer

Tuesday, June 26th
Harvest Valley Farm [Butler County]
Irrigation and Fertigation for Fields and Tunnels



Wednesday, July 11th
Deep Roots Farm [Berks Co]
Multi-Species Grazing Systems

Thursday, July 19th
Introduction to Agritainment Law

Thursday, July 26th
North Star Orchard [Chester Co]
Production Methods for Optimal Flavor


Tuesday, August 7th farm
The Start-Up Farm: Year Three

Wednesday, August 8th
Oley Valley Organics [Berks Co]
Living Soils, Vibrant Crops

Tuesday, August 14th
Little Crick Farm [Bradford Co]
Forage Quality & Cow Health

Wednesday, August 15th
Anthill Farm [Wayne Co]
Agroforestry in Practice

Friday, August 17th
Dickinson College Farm [Cumberland Co]
Reduced Tillage Methods for Organic Vegetable Production

Wednesday, August 22nd
Godshall Farm [Lehigh Co]
Farm Marketing



Wednesday, September 5th
B&H Organic Produce [Berks Co]
Locating Land: Farmers Leasing From Farmers

Monday, September 10th
Cutting Root Farm [Butler Co]
Introduction to Value-Added Herbs
(Registration Coming Soon!)

Thursday, September 13th
Clover Creek Cheese Cellar [Blair Co]
Pasture to Plate: Grass-Fed Cheese

Wednesday, September 19th
The Good Farm [Lehigh Co]
Starting a Farm

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About our events

Field days, workshops, and webinars are the backbone of Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange activities at PASA’s SOIL Institute. These events are organized to give our leading farmers a forum to share what they know, and give all farmers - both experienced and beginning - an opportunity to ask questions and sound out new ideas. Depending on speakers and topics, these events may include farm tours, classroom presentations, or hands-on learning. We strive to offer delicious, local meals at our Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange events and provide ample time for discussion and networking. PASA members enjoy discounted registration to these events, but all events are open to the general public.

Grazing Cows

In addition, to educational events, PASA also organizes potlucks and social gatherings for all our members at various times throughout the year and across the state.

We also work to promote the events of many partner food and farming organizations in Pennsylvania and neighboring states. Check our calendar often for updates!

Suggesting New Events
We're always looking for ideas and speakers for our events. If you'd like to host an event or have a suggestion, please contact Clay Chiles, 814-349-9856 ext. 13.

Support a PASA event by contacting Clay Chiles, 814-349-9856 ext. 13.

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