Agriculture

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»

my new 4-H family

October 27, 2013

Hey guys it's Dylan so I have an awesome story for you about my adventure to Lawrence county. more»

Brian's Latest Blog Post - Consider the Bees of the Field

October 22, 2013

{Blogger’s note: This post completed with the very welcome assistance of my colleague Jo Ann Baumgartner, director of the Wild Farm Alliance located in Watsonville, California. Jo Ann can be reached at wildfarms@earthlink.net} more»

PASA Board of Directions Election Results

October 14, 2013

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) recently held an election to fill five seats on our Board of Directors. more»

Brian's Latest Blog Post - FDA’s Culture of Fear Threatens Food Safety

October 14, 2013

You really have to hand it to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  They have accomplished a feat in the last 10 months that Secretary Tom Vilsack and his United States Department of Agriculture have not been able to do after five long years of trying . . . uniting America’s farmers of all stripes to stand up for each other and speak with one voice. more»

PA Young Farmers Launch Party

October 11, 2013

To be held at: Everblossom Farm
6363 Carlisle Pike, East Berlin, PA 17316
Saturday, October 26th
Beginning at 6:00pm more»

PASA North Central Region - 2nd Annual Barter Fair

October 8, 2013

PASA members Leah Tewksbury and Phylleri Ball are coordinating the 2nd Annual North Central Region Barter Fair. The barter event will be held Saturday, November 2nd from 12:00pm-2:00pm in the Professional Development Center at the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus in Williamsport (Lycoming County). more»

Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Remaining Farm Conservation Tax Credits

October 8, 2013

Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Remaining Farm Conservation Tax Credits

Farmers, Farm Service Providers Urged to Follow Safety Tips When Operating Manure Storage Facilities

October 8, 2013

Farmers, Farm Service Providers Urged to Follow Safety Tips When Operating Manure Storage Facilities

Greater Lehigh Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local® Chapter To Host Harvest Event

October 7, 2013

Sunday, October 27th
Allentown Brew Works
812 W Hamilton St, Allentown
1 - 4 PM; 12 - 1 PM VIP Hour more»

Food Safety Reform a Burden to Small Farms

October 7, 2013

PASA's own Jim Crawford, Nick Maravell & Brian Snyder are included in this article featured by the Red Bluff Daily News. Read the full article here.

Two Upcoming Webinar Opportunities to Learn More About Proposed Food Safety Regulations

October 4, 2013

PASA's partners at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) will be hosting a webinar entitled: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Learn More and Speak Out! - Thursday, October 10th; 4:30-6:00pm EST. They will walk folks through FSMA, the issues & how to take action. more»

PASA Member, Thomas Calvert, Enshrined in KILE Hall of Fame

October 4, 2013

PASA Member, Tom Calvert of Berlin, Somerset County, was inducted into the Pennsylvania Livestock Association Hall of Fame Oct. 3 during the 57th Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE from FARM & DAIRY HERE.

PASA is Hiring! View & Share the Eastern Region Member Services Job Posting

October 3, 2013

PASA is seeking a Member Services Manager for our Easter Region. This position is based from our Chester County, PA office location.

Read the full job description here.

Brian's Latest Blog Post - FSMA Rules Unfair to Farmers, Bad for Public Health

October 2, 2013

The following list of talking points with respect to the newly proposed FSMA rules was developed by my colleague Roland McReynolds at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, and is meant to be helpful to anyone who will be talking about the rules or making official comments to the FDA by the November 15 deadline. more»

A Day with the State Council Members!

October 1, 2013

Hi it's your State Council News Reporter again. Four of the State Council members and I attended the 4-H Tailgate event on Saturday September 14th before the Penn State game. There were several exhibits at the event. I enjoyed going around to the different stands and learning about different things they have set up there. more»

Nearly $1 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to Help Specialty Crop Industry Grow

October 1, 2013

Nearly $1 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to Help Specialty Crop Industry Grow

Eisenhower

October 1, 2013

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H,

I cannot believe September went so fast. One moment for school to get started and the next moment it was gone. September was here and gone which means fall cleaning. I had to clean out all my fun tank tops and flip flops, in exchange for warm sweaters and cute boots. I think that's an even trade off. more»

September had wings

September 30, 2013

September has flown by for me!  My family moved this month.  It's definitely not easy to move six people, livestock and all the equipment in under thirty days.  But we pulled together and got it done.  School started for me September 3rd.  My junior year is now in full swing.  I'm looking forward to wrestling season starting in November.  more»

Fall Fun

September 30, 2013

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And so it begins...

September 30, 2013

Hey Everybody!
It's Lydia, your State Council Secretary! So, it has begun...the time of year where everything begins to get well...for lack of a better word, crazy! School is in full swing, 4-H is getting busy with different projects, and lets face it; we don't know how we are going to do it all. Well, here are some of the ways that I deal with all of the madness. more»

How the time flies!

September 30, 2013

Hello again PA 4-H!

We have all successfully made it through our first month of school! I remember the very first day of kindergarten and how scared I was to begin the next step of my journey. Now, here I am, a senior in high school, making some of the toughest decisions of my life. more»

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