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PASA Education Event - CRAFT Farming with Horses

May 10, 2017 Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
  Sankanac CSA at Camphill Village, Kimberton Hills
  1731 French Creek Road
  Phoenixville, PA 19460 
Farming with Horses
Date & Time
  Wednesday, May 10
  Free to Members
  Free to Non-members
Event Description
Farmer Todd Newlin will explain and demonstrate how the 300-member Sankanac CSA at Camphill Village, Kimberton Hills, incorporates horses into their production system, explaining the benefits and challenges of real horse power. Sankanac also uses tractors in their operation, and the pros and cons of machinery as compared to horses will be discussed, in addition to an overview of the Sankanac CSA operation, in general.
Registration will be open from 1/28/2017 to 5/19/2017 at noon.
Speaker & Host Information
Farmer Mike Ahlert, along with his wife, Charis Lindrooth, are the owners of Red Earth Farm. Red Earth Farm’s CSA program was ten years old in 2016 and consists over 600 members.

Farm Manager Kim Butz joined the Red Earth team in 2016, in part to help the farm navigate the regulatory aspects of their Harmonized GAP-certification. Kim has a background in agriculture, as well as the natural gas industry, which served as a good training ground in learning to work with government agencies and regulatory compliance.

Brenda Sheaffer is the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Fruit/Vegetable Commodity Program Supervisor. She has worked with Red Earth regarding their Harmonized GAP certification, and has performed many inspections and consultations with farms around GAP, in general.
Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Call (215) 804-4731 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
This event is free to all.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
This event will be outside, so dress accordingly.
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (215) 804-4731 or for more information about this event.
Registrant Information

Use the 5-digit Zip Code that you last gave PASA
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If you're not a current PASA member, you can join through our Annual Giving form or proceed with non-member pricing.

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