Society Welcomed Dr. Maria Gallo to September Meeting

Dr. Maria Gallo inspired the September 2017 meeting of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture with a lively and challenging presentation. Dr. Gallo focused on her extensive experiences in research and leadership in agriculture, academics and extension. She highlighted data … Continued


NYTimes: Seeds, Weeds and Divided Farmers

Bettsy Mosimann regularly contributes interesting links to articles on current agricultural subjects. We appreciate that sees sharing these and here is a recent article which appeared in the New York Times.   Monsanto’s Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers Twenty-five million … Continued


Farming Notes – September 2017

Thanks to Duncan Allison for this month’s Farming notes.   Canada recently (July 19-21) agreed on agricultural policy in a plan for the next five years and investment of $3 billion in six priority areas following a meeting of Federal, … Continued


Farming Notes – August 2017

We do not really need to look to the accelerated retreat of arctic sea ice, the steady retreat of glaciers on most continents, the massive iceberg (size of Delaware) that recently split off from the Antarctic to understand that there … Continued


Ag Progress Days Tours Feature Science

(UNIVERSITY PARK, PA ) Visitors at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, likely will spend most of their time taking in the wide variety of demonstrations, commercial and educational exhibits, presentations and other activities around the 135-acre expo. But … Continued


American Farm: McGrath has return appearance (Editorial)

Dr. Josh McGrath is returning to Maryland next month, albeit briefly, and bringing with him a new acquaintance named “SAM.” McGrath, a former associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland and now … Continued


The Year Ends On a High Note

In front of the largest crowd of the season, Jack Griffin (Society member) presented a fast-paced program  covering both the history of vertical farming and the groundbreaking progress of his own business, Metropolis Farms.   Jack covered the science, economics, … Continued