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PASA Education Event - CRAFT Soil Health Practices for Annual Cropping Systems

Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
  Rodale Institute Farm
  611 Siegfriedale Road
  Kutztown, PA 19530 
Soil Health Practices
Date & Time
  Wednesday, June 28
  Free to Members
  Free to Non-members
Event Description
For decades, the Rodale Institute has been experimenting with both traditional and innovative farming practices, developing modern agricultural techniques that can both increase yields as well as farm fertility. During this event, Rodale’s CSA farmers will discuss the specific practices they have been employing that have helped to create one of the highest rated soils on PASA’s 2016 soil-based research project.
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 (814) 349-9856 x25 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.
Will food be served?
Attendees are invited to join in a potluck following the tour at the conclusion of the event. 
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (814) 349-9856 x25 or for more information about this event.
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