Application Available for Winter Scholarship

HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP TO BE AWARDED The Fred Winter Memorial Award for Excellence in Horticulture will be given to an outstanding student majoring in horticulture, who, upon graduation, is pursuing a career in horticulture or attending school to study horticulture. The … Continued


PSPA is Guest of PASA

On February 9 I had the privilege of attending the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture held in State College Pennsylvania. http://conference.pasafarming.org/ I’d been invited as a guest to the conference by Hannah Brubaker-Smith, the executive director … Continued


Dr. MeeCee Baker Honored with the Society’s Gold Medal

From time to time our Society recognizes someone who has made major contributions to agriculture by awarding the Society’s gold medal. Such was the case at our February meeting when our president, John Urbanchuk, presented the Society’s gold medal to … Continued


Sheely Raises Big Questions About Workforce

At the February meeting of the Society Dr. Sheely gave a rousing presentation concerning the status and future of agricultural and food system employment in Pennsylvania in the coming years. Many of the figures that he provided were stunning in … Continued


What is Gene Editing and Why Should You Care?

Animal and plant breeders are trying out a set of powerful new tools which have the potential to revolutionize agricultural practices and provide consumers with more healthy and safe food options. Their new toolbox is called gene editing, and the … Continued