Agriculture

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»

State and National Industry Experts: Safety Top Priority for Pennsylvania’s Amusement Rides

July 26, 2013

State and National Industry Experts: Safety Top Priority for Pennsylvania’s Amusement Rides

Smithsonian Seeks Farmers' Stories for New Exhibition

July 26, 2013

Smithsonian National Museum of American History is seeking farmers' help in telling stories of the innovation and experiences of farming and ranching across the United States. more»

Mid-Atlantic’s Best Ram Lambs, Meat Goat Bucks to Sell at Livestock Evaluation Center Aug. 3

July 26, 2013

Mid-Atlantic’s Best Ram Lambs, Meat Goat Bucks to Sell at Livestock Evaluation Center Aug. 3

Centre County Local Foods Week Activities Connect Eaters with Growers

July 25, 2013

August is a month of cookouts, family gatherings, and finding creative ways to beat the heat. Did you realize that all the ingredients you need for your next summer get-together—mouthwatering burgers, juicy watermelons, crisp salads, and refreshing ice cream—are produced right here in Centre County? They’re closer than you think, and the growers are eager to meet you in person. more»

Nominations Sought for PASAbilities Awards

July 23, 2013

PASAbilities - Nominations Needed for Sustainable Ag Leadership Awards for 2014 more»

Present on PASA's Stage at the Mother Earth News Fair! Application Deadline is July 19

July 12, 2013

Mother Earth News Fair

Seven Springs, Pa. | September 20-22, 2013

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Seven Springs, PA

The Mother Earth News Fair is a fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle events. FAIRS feature practical, hands-on demos and workshops on organic gardening, renewable energy, modern homesteading, and more! more»

PASA Seeking Volunteers to Help at Ag Progress Days Booth

July 10, 2013

PASA will once again be hosting an informational booth (complete with quiz wheel this year!) at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, coming up Tuesday, August 13th - Thursday, August 15th. more»

What a Month!!

July 8, 2013

Last month was full of amazing opportunities and this month is packed with great plans! more»

Learning by Doing

July 7, 2013

As the 4-H motto says we “learn by doing,” the Chester County 4-H Dairy Program exemplifies this motto through the annual “Dairy Days”. Dairy Days is a unique overnight workshop for 4-Hers to learn how to be successful with their 4-H dairy cow project as well as learn about other aspects of 4-H. more»

Starting my career

July 3, 2013

I am one lucky graduate.  Most new graduates work part time jobs and are still not sure what they want to do as adults, I'm starting the "foundation" of my career.  If you may not know the foundation is the most important aspect in any situation: building, a team, family, and a career.   When I grow up I want to be a Project Manager in the construction field, in other words.... more»

How 4-H Has Shaped Me

July 3, 2013

            I was a shy dove. A few years ago I was hesitant to present my project on the Battle of Camden to my small history class. Naturally, going alone to a state event through the 4-H program was completely terrifying for me. However, last August, I stood in front of everyone at  Pennsylvania State Achievement Days and began my term on Pennsylvania State 4-H Council. more»

Governor Corbett Signs Law Cutting Red Tape for Livestock Exhibitors

July 3, 2013

Governor Corbett Signs Law Cutting Red Tape for Livestock Exhibitors

PASA to Hold Workshop to Help Herb Growers Improve Profits & Find Their Niche in the Herb Market

July 2, 2013

A Pinch of This and a Dash of That...
Workshop to Help Herb Growers Improve Profits & Find Their Niche in the Herb Market

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Summer Time!

July 2, 2013

Hello Everyone, more»

Who Knew...?

June 29, 2013

                 Ok, so I think it’s safe to say that many of us don’t really appreciate those 4-h books, but I know that, as hard as they were for me to complete when I was 8, they really helped me.  I remember my first garden that sorta just came up on its own.  Seeds, just strewn about from our fall pumpkins that were just tossed into our compost pile, grew into something even better the more»

Riders Reminded to Stay Safe on Pennsylvania’s Amusement Rides

June 26, 2013

Riders Reminded to Stay Safe on Pennsylvania’s Amusement Rides

Dog Owners Exceed Dog Licensing Challenge to Earn $10,000 PetSmart® Donation for Service Dogs

June 25, 2013

Dog Owners Exceed Dog Licensing Challenge to Earn $10,000 PetSmart® Donation for Service Dogs

Inside the PDA: June 21, 2013

43 weeks 5 days ago
 
 

Corbett Administration Launches $7 Million Program that Provides Local Produce to Low-Income Seniors, Families

June 21, 2013

Corbett Administration Launches $7 Million Program that Provides Local Produce to Low-Income Seniors, Families

Workshop to Give Helpful Information on Leaving Farms to the Next Generation

June 21, 2013

Workshop to Give Helpful Information on Leaving Farms to the Next Generation

Applications Now Available for Farm Conservation Tax Credit Program

June 21, 2013

Applications Now Available for Farm Conservation Tax Credit Program

Inside the PDA: June 14, 2013

44 weeks 2 days ago

Wayne County PASA Members in the News

June 17, 2013

Thanks to a dedicated group of PASA members in Wayne County, more education is being done to remind folks to support local farms under Wayne County Grown! more»

Pennsylvania Adds 22 Farms, Nearly 2,000 Acres to Preservation Program

June 13, 2013

Pennsylvania Adds 22 Farms, Nearly 2,000 Acres to Preservation Program

PASA Offers Organic Grain Workshop in Centre County

June 13, 2013

Sow the Grains of Knowledge: Organic Wheat, Spelt, Emmer & Einkorn Production
Workshop in Centre County for Grain Enthusiasts of All Levels
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PASA to Host Organic Grains Field Day - June 25 - Open to All Levels of Experience

June 13, 2013

Sow the Grains of Knowledge: Organic Wheat, Spelt, Emmer & Einkorn Production
Workshop in Centre County for Grain Enthusiasts of All Levels
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Past, Present Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretaries Urge Congress to Support Market-Oriented National Dairy Program

June 11, 2013

Past, Present Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretaries Urge Congress to Support Market-Oriented National Dairy Program

Inside PDA: June 7, 2013

45 weeks 3 days ago

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GIANT Unveils 100 Percent Pennsylvania-Produced Milk During ‘Dairy Month’

June 10, 2013

GIANT Unveils 100 Percent Pennsylvania-Produced Milk During ‘Dairy Month’

Busy everywhere!!

June 5, 2013

Our recent trip to Washington D.C. brought us a great time with my brother and we got to see many interesting things, my favorite being the Natural History Smithsonian!  There wasn't enough time in two days to see everything we wanted to, but what we did see was certainly amazing!! more»

New York, New York!

June 3, 2013

                My senior class just got back from our trip to New York City. I can definitely say that it brought us even closer than we had been before. My graduating class is only 119, and we don’t really have many cliques, which makes it easier for all of us to get along. Our school is also in a very rural area, the closest big city to us is about an hour away. more»

A Reflection

June 3, 2013

I cannot believe that May is over already!  I feel like just five minutes ago I was taking AP Exams which were in the first two weeks of the month.  In less than a week I graduate from high school.  It has literally just hit me, I am graduating. more»

Bike Fresh - Allegheny County A Success

June 3, 2013

Cyclists took the to roads & hills of Western Pennsylvania yesterday to take part in PASA's first Bike Fresh Bike Local - Allegheny County ride.

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for this nice article!

Hard Work - Don't Overwork

June 2, 2013

Persevere.  Inspire.& Never Give Up.
I’m the type of person that creates a plan and sticks to it.  Whenever I stray from my original intentions, I panic.  I believe in committing to whatever I chose to pursue.  I like to wholeheartedly engage myself in all the things I partake. more»

Growing Up

June 2, 2013

It's weird to think after all these years that I will not be walking into the school that I have known for so long.  Don't get me wrong I'm excited to actually have a real job and to go to college.  Its a bitter sweet moment in life. more»

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