Strength from Our Roots: Claiming Our Food System Future
FEBRUARY 2 – 5, 2011 at the Penn Stater Conference Center
Preparations are underway for the annual Farming for the Future Conference, and the conference staff is busy going over the numbers. We are excited to be celebrating 20 years of Farming for the Future with over 70Friday/Saturday workshops. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from 94 sponsoring companies and organizations. We are also offering an unprecedented 16 pre-conference tracks, in addition to 3 scrumptious dining events and 2 PASA-bilities Leadership Award Winners who will serve as closing plenary speakers. Surely, this year’s conference is 1 you won’t want to miss!
Get an in-depth learning experience before the conference even starts. These 16 pre-conference tracks offer full-day intensive learning experiences. Some tracks will sell out quickly, so register early. (You must pre-register. Walk-in registration is not available.)
- TRACK 1: Tractor Operation & Maintenance for New & Beginning Farmers
- TRACK 2: Beginning Value Added Dairy Products
- TRACK 3: Sustainability in the Foodservice Industry TRACK FULL
- TRACK 4: Discovering Your Woodlot: Farming Opportunities Don’t End at the Field’s Edge
- TRACK 5: Multi-Species Grazing
- TRACK 6: Advanced Cheesemaking
- TRACK 7: Intermediate Cheesemaking
- TRACK 8: Pigs: Possibilities, Profits & Potential
- TRACK 9: Alpacas 101: Are They Right for You?
- TRACK 10: All Organic Matters
- TRACK 11: Youth Action: Creating a Sustainable World
- TRACK 12: Sustainability in the Classroom: Discover What’s Possible!
- TRACK 13: Alternative Energy on the Farm
- TRACK 14: The Promises & Perils of GMOs
- TRACK 15: Soil Management and Assessment TRACK FULL
- TRACK 16: Homesteading 101
Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering farm food safety
workshops for fresh produce growers at 8 locations from January through
March of 2011: March 21 in Chambersburg and March 22 in Altoona.
Attached is an announcement with details.
You can register online at the Penn State Farm Food Safety web site or call
toll-free at 1-877-489-1398.
Registration is $30 per person.
From Transition Sarasota, via Transition US.
Since 1980, food banks throughout the United States have been participating in the time-honored tradition of gleaning: rescuing food from local farms that would otherwise go to waste in the fields…
Ahimsa Village Saturday Night Sustainability Series Program
Gas Drilling, Fracking and our Environment
Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7:00PM, 4022 S. Eagle Valley Rd, Julian, PA
Join Wayne Hansen for a lively discussion on the Marcellus Shale situation here in Central Pennsylvania. Wayne S. Hansen is a life-long member of Julian Woods Community, an environmentally conscious group in Julian, PA; he has been following the PA GAS BOOM since late 2009.
Light refreshments at 7:00pm, followed by program. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-355-0850 if you plan to join us. Suggested donation $5 benefits the Ahimsa Education Committee.
For information regarding events at Ahimsa Village, please visit us at our website.
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