Agriculture

Goodbye December

December 31, 2013

So long 2013! This last month of 2013 has been a blur!  more»

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 30, 2013

The stocking are hung on the door with care, awaiting the candy, lotion, and iTunes card I get every year.  Now it might not be Christmas Eve anymore but I still love a good Christmas tune every now and again.  Hearing the Christmas songs gone from the radio and Christmas decor down from the walls could only mean one thing the New Year is here! more»

2013 Was Kinda Cool I Guess

December 30, 2013

Merry Christmas 4-H!!

I guess I'll give in to the typical "I can't believe this year is almost over/everything has changed so much in the past year" type of thing that most small talk revolves around at this time of year and say: OH MY GOODNESS 2013 IS ALMOST OVER AND SO MUCH HAS CHANGED. Sort of.  more»

Crazy Month!

December 23, 2013

Hi Everybody! This month has been little crazy and very busy for me. We had a productive and fun State Council face to face meeting where we made a video for the State Leadership Conference, and we, took a few pictures to be used at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. We also exchanged gifts with our “Secret Santas.” more»

What January brings....

December 18, 2013

Hello Pennsylvania 4H, more»

eOrganic Webinar: Late Blight of Tomato and Potato: Recent Occurrences and Management Experiences

December 14, 2013

Join eOrganic for a webinar on late blight of tomato and potato on January 14, 2014 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public, and advanced registration is required. A live chat session will follow. more»

PASA Members & Chester County Farmers Named Farmers of the Year

December 13, 2013

Congratulations to two PASA Member farmers - Barbara & Thomas Schaer of Meadowset Farm & Apiary, LLC & Pete Flynn of Pete's Produce Farm - for being named Farmers of the Year by the more»

Brian's Latest Blog Post - Letting Nature Lead

December 4, 2013

The past year has been an extraordinary one in the world of sustainable agriculture for many reasons, some of which may not be fully understood for many years to come.  That year (November ’12 thru November ’13) included much attention across the country to labeling of genetically engineered foods, including two high-profile public referendums that went down to defeat in California and the more»

Antique Tractor and Engine Show Set for 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show

December 4, 2013

Antique Tractor and Engine Show Set for 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show

PASA Wants to Hear From You! Consider Attending An Upcoming Focus Group

December 3, 2013

PASA is working to evaluate our communication strategies - our websites, newsletters, blogs, emails and social media - to understand how we can serve our members better and involve new people in our community. more»

NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due January 17

December 2, 2013

Popular Farm Bill conservation program seeks producer participation more»

PASA Member Sunnyside Farm in the News

December 2, 2013

A lot has changed in the last decade for Dru Peters and Homer Walden because of one simple question.

About 12 years ago, the couple was living in Maryland. Peters commuted to a job in New Jersey and Walden worked in the applied physics lab at Johns Hopkins University.

Then one day they paused to ask themselves why. more»

PASA Member Oyler Organic Farms in the News

December 2, 2013

The Oyler family has been around Biglerville, PA., for a long time. The family’s fifth and sixth generations are now operating the 360-acre Oyler’s Organic Farms here in the rolling hills of Adams County’s fruit country, and the seventh generation has already made its presence known. more»

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Urges Changes to Federal Food Safety Rules, Calls for Public Comment on Second Draft Link

December 2, 2013

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Urges Changes to Federal Food Safety Rules, Calls for Public Comment on Second Draft Link

Thankfulness

December 1, 2013

We all know that thanksgiving is all about the good food, football and family time, but do we ever stop and just take it all in and think to ourselves what we are really thankful for? I'm not talking about being thankful for you iPod or your car or material items like that I'm talking the things in life that put us here I this earth. more»

“Assume

December 1, 2013

“Assume you will live 80 years, and then translate that into 80 feet, with each month being 12 inches. Using that model, your time in high school is only 7.9 inches.”  -Eric Chester

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H! Nate Repetz here coming to you live from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in down town Atlanta, Georgia! more»

Signs of Winter

November 30, 2013

Hey again all!

November is drawing to a close quite quickly. Christmas break is right around the corner, but I would like to take a moment and remember all the excited things that happened in the month of November! more»

Thankful

November 30, 2013

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My 4-H Life!

November 30, 2013

I joined 4-H about 8 years ago! Im so glad that I am involve with 4-H because without it I wouldnt get the experience that I have now. Ever since I joined 4-H I made alot of friends. I also show animals for my fair which I love doing. I have been showing animals for about 6 years and I am going to miss it very much. more»

I Mustache You A Question...

November 30, 2013

But I'll shave it for later.

Badum tisss.

Hey guys, now that I've gotten my lame No-Shave November joke out of the way, lets get down to business (to defeat the puns). Wow that was terrible wasn't it?

Anyhow, It's time to get cereal with this. more»

The Assorted Occurrences of November

November 30, 2013

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A Lot To Be Thankful For

November 30, 2013

Hi Pennsylvania 4-H!

Happy Thanksgiving! Well, happy post-Thanksgiving. Which is better than regular Thanksgiving cause the food is already cooked and you can eat leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast. 

So this month I'm going to share with everyone who reads this some things that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. Brace yourselves.  more»

What an Exciting Month!

November 30, 2013

Well this has been one heck of a month! I've been to two different counties officer trainings, and we toured the PA department of Agriculture (how cool is that?)! We had Delaware and Bucks county officer trainings this month! It was so cool to see the members get involved and excited about their different offices, and even Parliamentary procedure! more»

An Exciting Month It Has Been

November 29, 2013

What a month November has been. I had such a surprise this month while I was showing rabbits at the Lebanon valley rabbit breeders show on Saturday November 9. At this show I took second in reserve in show this was a huge shock to me and the biggest award that I got at showing at an ARBA sanctioned show. more»

Eventful November to Remember

November 27, 2013

What an eventful November it has been!  This month I've filled my calendar with family, friends, school, sports and 4-H.  At moments I wasn't sure which way was up, but I got it done with the help of my family and some great friends! more»

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Urges Changes to Federal Food Safety Rules, Calls for Public Comment on Second Draft

November 22, 2013

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Urges Changes to Federal Food Safety Rules, Calls for Public Comment on Second Draft

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Urges Changes to Federal Food Safety Rules, Calls for Public Comment on Second Draft

November 22, 2013

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Urges Changes to Federal Food Safety Rules, Calls for Public Comment on Second Draft

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Urges Changes to Federal Food Safety Rules, Calls for Public Comment on Second Draft

November 22, 2013

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Urges Changes to Federal Food Safety Rules, Calls for Public Comment on Second Draft

Brian's Latest Blog Post - What's In a Farm?

November 20, 2013

Back when the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) first started to move through Congress in 2009, none of us really anticipated that we’d be fighting over four years later to preserve the very idea of a “farm” as defined in the new law.

READ THE FULL BLOG POST HERE.

Pennsylvania’s CHEMSWEEP to Provide Safe Pesticide Disposal in 20 Counties in 2014

November 15, 2013

Pennsylvania’s CHEMSWEEP to Provide Safe Pesticide Disposal in 20 Counties in 2014

Agriculture Department Issues Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine for Bucks County Race Track

November 13, 2013

Agriculture Department Issues Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine for Bucks County Race Track

Connections everywhere!

November 2, 2013

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Brian's Latest Blog Post - There's Something Happening Here

November 1, 2013

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) comes at a time when public interest in knowing more about where and how our food is raised is greatly accelerating.  With that trend, a plethora of new organizations and community-driven efforts aimed at encouraging healthier, locally grown food is also coming into prominence. more»

October is Over? When Did That Happen?

November 1, 2013

Hello Fellow 4-H'ers!

I'll save you the suspense you typically feel with posts of this nature and let you know right off the bat that this is Amber, State Council Historian, speaking to you not-so-live from Franklin County. Happy Halloween folks! October was a particularly busy and exciting month for me, and I'm especially psyched to tell you guys all about it. more»

A Little Halloween Treat

October 31, 2013

Trick or Treat!

It's Halloween everybody! I love this holiday! Mostly because candy.

But my absolute favorite thing about Halloween is dressing up because I love costumes!! (Go figure.) more»

An Amazing Time

October 31, 2013

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Fast Forward October

October 31, 2013

October was another busy month.  When I look back at my calendar, I'm amazed at just how much I did this month.  Some things can't be listed by successes but by the participation and the enjoyment I got from being involved.  more»

Few highlights to my month

October 31, 2013

Hey everyone it's Dylan again! So it's been a quiet month for me but there have been some highlights like the first council face to face, the World Series, and I'm on an indoor soccer team for the winter! more»

Learn By Doing

October 31, 2013

“Learn By Doing”: 4-H Slogan
“What is the difference between the person who makes sure the train runs on time and the person who lays the tracks?”: Sam Hayes Jr.
 What’s up PA 4-H?? more»

The Pumpkin that NEVER was

October 31, 2013

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H!                    This month has been so awesome so I figured the best way to show it would be through Pictures.   more»

Governor's Mansion

October 27, 2013

Six State Council members and our advisor went to Harrisburg to the Governor's mansion to meet with him and had a coffee hour. The six of us got to take a picture with the Governor and got to hear him speak. We also met the 2013 Pennsylvania Dairy Princess. One of the coolest things was seeing the Pittsburgh Pirate Flag hanging outside of the Governor's house. more»

what a month

October 27, 2013

Hey guys it's Dylan!! I want to tell you about my amazing month of August!! First I had the great opportunity of  running for the 2013/2014 state council team. I arrived in State college and was so nervous to give my speech that very night, which is the first step to running for council. I eventually calmed down and delivered my speech and did well! Next step was the presentation and interview. more»

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