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


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»


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»


November 30, 2013

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H! more»

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

Hello again Pennsylvania 4-H! more»

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 28, 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»

Celebrity Teams and All-American Milkshake Madness at Farm Show

1 year 10 weeks ago

Four celebrity teams blended creative ice cream concoctions during the third annual PA Preferred™ Milkshake Madness competition on Tuesday, Sept. 10, during the 2013 All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg. more»

Foods Systems Tour is traveling through Pennsylvania

1 year 13 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

The Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Jobs and Local Foods Systems Tour is traveling through Pennsylvania, visiting farms, produce markets, and food-related business enterprises. more»

Inside the PDA: June 21, 2013

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Inside PDA: June 7, 2013

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Inside the PDA: April 19, 2013

1 year 30 weeks ago

April 5th Issue of Inside PDA

1 year 33 weeks ago

Inside PDA, March 29, 2013

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Inside PDA March 15, 2013

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Inside PDA, Feb. 15, 2013

1 year 40 weeks ago
Message from George Greig
Secretary of Agriculture

Inside PDA, Feb. 8, 2013

1 year 41 weeks ago

Message from George Greig
Secretary of Agriculture more»

Inside the PDA: Jan. 11, 2013

1 year 45 weeks ago

2013 PA Farm Show News

1 year 45 weeks ago
2013 PA Farm Show News

The 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 5-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. more»

2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show Approaching, Says Everett

1 year 48 weeks ago

The 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show will be held Jan. 5-12, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, and Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today he would like Lycoming County residents who are participating in, or exhibiting at the Farm Show, to contact his district office so he can visit them at the show. more»

Raise Gun Controls Or The Spirit Within Us?

December 18, 2012

More gun controls may spur more illegal weapon ownership and still more violence until we attempt to fix core issues causing violence.

Inside PDA, Dec. 14, 2012

1 year 49 weeks ago

Finally, A Fiscal Cliff Solution!

December 12, 2012

Since political solutions often defy common sense, consider this common sense solution to our "Fiscal Cliff" that defies politics.

Help! Farmer Or Not, We Are Being Smartphone-ized!

December 9, 2012

Farmers and non-farmers, even me, are becoming smartphone-ized. But adopting ever-changing tablet and smartphone technologies is tough.

Inside PDA, Nov. 16, 2012

2 years 1 week ago

Give Thanks For What You Didn't Get

November 18, 2012

Sometimes our gratitude stops short of being thankful for things that don't happen.

Inside PDA, Nov. 9, 2012

2 years 2 weeks ago

Phew, The National Election Is Almost Over! Then What?

November 1, 2012

The soothsayers were right on: No money or mud-throwing was spared in the race for U.S. president. Our next-generation is America’s greatest hope.

Inside PDA, Oct. 19, 2012

2 years 5 weeks ago

The Good And Ugly Of Farm Biomass And Green Energy

October 16, 2012

USDA's $10 million grant for biomass energy here beats many millions lost on green energy give-aways there

PA Livestrock Show Results

2 years 7 weeks ago

Shorthorn Sweeps Supreme Spot at Breeding Beef Pageant  more»

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