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PASA’s core program is farmer education. It was the organization’s founding principal and it continues to be the focus of our efforts. PASA prides itself in being a leader in farmer education and of late, we’ve taken a key role in consumer education as well. We know that both sides of this equation are key to the ultimate sustainability of a strong agricultural future.


Our Farmer Education Programs

Farm-Based Education – Our summer series of educational programs in the field continues to expand, and we are in our 21st season of diverse events happening all across the state. PASA staff design Field Days and Intensive Learning Programs with a goal of empowering producers to implement practices that improve profitability and reduce impact on the environment while producing safe and healthy food for their communities. We know that farmers want to learn from other expert farmers, and PASA is pleased when these innovative farmer leaders share their time, experience and operations. PASA strives to ensure all individuals interested in becoming a member of the organization or attending an event can do so at a reasonable rate, so we are offering a new member special combo deal. Membership in the organization, combined with a Field Day registration (an $80 value) is being offered for $45.

PASA also offers regional mini-workshops called Master Classes, to encourage information-sharing and networking among PASA members and the community at a local level. These are 2 and 3-hour workshops are usually hosted by PASA member volunteers, and highlight regional topics of interest, giving farmers a chance to learn with a shorter time commitment. See events coming up in our Eastern and Western Regions.

The Farming for the Future Conference is PASA’s signature event and the main vehicle for community building. The sheer numbers and diversity of farmers, processors, researchers, business and community leaders, consumers, students, teachers, and industry experts that attend and participate, makes for quite the networking opportunity. The conference features over 12 pre-conference tracks, over 100 individual workshops, 90 exhibitors in the MarketPlace, local food meals and snacks, a youth program, music, yoga, special events and more. We very much look forward to February every year and invite you to join us at the upcoming 22nd annual, happening February 6 – 9, 2013.

New Community/Consumer Education Programs

PASA’s current program for quality consumer education features Sustainability Schools, where we partner with a variety of regional organizations, groups and individuals offering diverse programs that appeal to a wide-range of folks. Incredible skills can be honed on topics such as homesteading, canning and preserving, medical weed identification, backyard conservation and more. The rates to attend are reasonable and the knowledge to be gained can be priceless!

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