Welcome to the website of the oldest continuously operating Agricultural Society in the country. Philadelphia was the center of our country when the Society was founded in 1785 and during the following years played an important role in promoting best practices in the sustainability and productivity of our most basic industry, agriculture.

The center of agriculture has moved to the Midwest and California but our Society continues in our mission of generating a productive dialogue about agriculture, farming and food among its members and the agricultural community at large, as well as the general public. Agriculture remains a critical industry in our country providing food, feed, fiber and energy for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Our aim is to gain a better understanding of the best farm land use and food policies so that we can maintain a highly productive and sustainable industry to feed future generations.

Our past and current membership includes a range of people from Farm Owners, University Professors, Current and Former Secretaries of Agriculture from Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, USDA Researchers, Food Processors, Agricultural Importers and Exporters, Grain Traders, Publishers, Bankers, Business People and many others. Our membership is not only for the farmers but those who have an interest and passion for the agricultural and food sector of our country. We invite you to come to one of our monthly meetings and to use our web site to visit our history as well as our current events.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Society just drop us an email at pspaonline@gmail.com and we’ll be in touch!  We welcome you to join us and I look forward to meeting you soon.


Very Sincerely,

Duncan Allison, President

Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture

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