Agriculture

Eating Locally Produced Food This Labor Day Grows Jobs, Communities

August 30, 2013

Eating Locally Produced Food This Labor Day Grows Jobs, Communities

Food Alliance Relaunches Third-Party Certification Program

August 30, 2013

Our partners at Food Alliance have relaunched their third-party certification program for farmers, ranchers, processors and distributors that implement sustainable agricultural and food handling practices. more»

Foods Systems Tour is traveling through Pennsylvania

48 weeks 3 hours 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»

PASA Members Sunnyside Farm Wins York Co Conservation District Award

August 23, 2013

The York County Conservation District held its annual Conservation Awards Picnic on Tuesday, August 6 at Rocky Ridge County Park to present their 2013 Conservation Awards. Each year a committee selects individuals and businesses in York County to recognize for their stewardship and commitment to conservation efforts. more»

Save the Date! PASA's Annual Meeting

August 22, 2013

PASA's Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, September 28th from 4:00pm-8:00pm in Boiling Springs, PA (Cumberland County) at the Dickinson College Farm.

Full details, directions and the form to RSVP are available here!

Pennsylvania Adds Nearly 50 Farms, More than 3,200 Acres to Preservation Program

August 22, 2013

Pennsylvania Adds Nearly 50 Farms, More than 3,200 Acres to Preservation Program

Pennsylvania Adds Nearly 50 Farms, More than 3,200 Acres to Preservation Program

August 22, 2013

Pennsylvania Adds Nearly 50 Farms, More than 3,200 Acres to Preservation Program

Grafting Regional Fruit Trees Webinar

August 22, 2013

Bud and Graft Fruit Trees for Organic Production

Free upcoming webinar will explore regionally and locally adapted crops more»

Volunteers Needed for PASA's 6th Annual Bike Fresh Bike Local - September 22nd!

August 21, 2013

PASA is in need of about 12 volunteers for our 6th Annual Bike Fresh Bike Local Ride through Chester County on September 22nd.  There are various task including :

Parking Coordinators                        6:30am-9am and 9am-12pm

Rest Stop Attendants                        7am-10am and 12pm-2:30pm

Registration Set up/Clean up           6am-12pm more»

Future Harvest CASA's Beginner Farmer Training Program Now Accepting Applications

August 21, 2013

Finding workable land, knowing local resources, and connecting to peers are just a few of the challenges faced by our new generation of farmers. The demand for sustainably grown produce swells each year; it is ever more critical that new farmers get the support they need to grow our food. more»

8th Annual Centre County Farm Tour Draws Over 2,000 Visits

August 21, 2013

On Saturday, August 10, cars crisscrossed valleys and traversed Centre County from end to end as part of the 8th Annual Centre County Farm Tour. The day was bright and breezy, bringing over 400 people out to  explore seventeen of the county’s farms. more»

Agriculture Department Warns Consumers to Discard Raw Milk from Lebanon County Dairy

August 8, 2013

Agriculture Department Warns Consumers to Discard Raw Milk from Lebanon County Dairy

This I Believe About State Council

August 7, 2013

During the school year I was asked to write a This I Believe Essay by my one teacher. A this I believe essay is a small, less than three minute, essay/speech which a student says talking about one of their many beliefs ranging from religion to personal opinions about matters. For my This I Believe Essay I talked about my experiences from being on State Council. more»

Consumers Warned to Discard Raw Milk Purchased from Franklin County Farm

August 5, 2013

Consumers Warned to Discard Raw Milk Purchased from Franklin County Farm

4-H Camping 4-H Life

August 3, 2013

This year marked my final year as a 4-H Camp Counselor. At 4-H Camp I have learned valuable lessons and have seen those same lessons learned by my campers. more»

Not the End; Rather a New Beginning!

August 3, 2013

Here it is- the month that I have been counting down to and dreading at the same time. August 2013 is going to be an unforgettable roller coaster of a month. I have been counting down to the day when I move into Penn State at the end of this month but on the other hand, I have been in denial that this month is the end of my term serving as your Pennsylvania State Council Secretary. more»

Producers Invited to Food Safety Listening Session at Ag Progress Days

August 2, 2013

Producers Invited to Food Safety Listening Session at Ag Progress Days

What an experience

August 1, 2013

 It's hard to believe that this will be my last blog for the Pennsylvania 4-H State Council.  It's a bittersweet moment in life.  This moment lets me know that I am continuing to grow and to becoming an adult.   Unfortunately in order to become the adult that I want to become I need to be able to change my life once again. more»

Now What?... The Wrap-Up

July 31, 2013

Hello Everyone!
For my blog this month, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to started.  While riding my horse I was mentally drafting ideas for this blog.  I was thinking about starting out like:

“Once upon a time in a state far, far, away,A group of 8 individuals united together with a common passion…” more»

What a crazy month!

July 31, 2013

This month has simply been full of family get-togethers, traveling, and 4-H!
As a 4-H council member, we had a great last full month together, but sadly, all good things must end, and when they do, another good thing falls into place!  I am seeing a great council ahead of us, but they've got shoes to fill from all of the previous years'!!! more»

All Good Things Must Come To An End....

July 31, 2013

  It's hard for me to believe, but yes, all good things must come to an end.  Seems like yesterday I began my journey in Pennsylvania 4-H State Council.  Wondering what I would be getting myself into, I filled out my application and sent it in.  State Achievement Days 2012 approached as did my time to step up on the stage, introduce myself to all the delegates, and my adventure began. more»

PASA Request for Proposal: Capital Campaign Feasibility Study & Campaign

July 30, 2013

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, requests proposals from qualified firms or consultants to work with its Board of Directors, Capital Campaign Committee and Management Team to conduct a feasibility study related to PASA’s desire to raise capital for the implementation of “The Institute for Agrarian Leadership and Innovation more»

Inside the PDA: June 21, 2013

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Inside the PDA: April 19, 2013

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April 5th Issue of Inside PDA

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Inside PDA, March 29, 2013

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Inside PDA March 15, 2013

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Inside PDA, Feb. 15, 2013

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Message from George Greig
Secretary of Agriculture

Inside PDA, Feb. 8, 2013

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Message from George Greig
Secretary of Agriculture more»

Inside the PDA: Jan. 11, 2013

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2013 PA Farm Show News

1 year 28 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 31 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 32 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

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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

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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

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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

1 year 41 weeks ago


Shorthorn Sweeps Supreme Spot at Breeding Beef Pageant  more»

Inside PDA, Sept. 28, 2012

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