Kristine Nichols presented to PSPA at March Luncheon

Kristine Nichols held the attention of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture with her outstanding presentation regarding regenerative soil health and the carbon sequestration problem. Her in-depth analysis of the biological systems of healthy soil and how this relates to solving … Continued

An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene

An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene Conference presented by Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities. Thursday, 13 April 2017—Saturday, 15 April 2017 Harrison Auditorium, Rainey Auditorium   Conference presented by Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities. Tool making is a … Continued

Philadelphia Grain and Malt Symposium

The 1st annual Philadelphia Grain and Malt Symposium, which is being held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. The event supports our ongoing mission to establish new industry relationships with all members of the local food and beverage grain/malt value chain, … Continued

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

Cow farts can now be regulated in California

California Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his assault on climate change Monday, pushing through a law meant to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy farms and landfills. “You know, when Noah wanted to build his ark, most of the people laughed at him?” … Continued

Farming Notes – January 2017 [Duncan Allison]

Trends – At the beginning of a new year I’m starting with an attempt at listing some of the more significant trends in agriculture. My trends focus mainly on crops as I am much less familiar with livestock but many … Continued

Akwasi A. Boateng, Ph.D. presented to PSPA members in February

At the February 2 meeting of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, Akwasi A. Boateng, Ph.D., Lead Scientist, ARS, USDA, brought an enlightening talk titled On-Farm Bioenergy, Biofuels & Biochemicals Via FarmBio3 Fast Pyrolysis Mobile Technology.  Dr. Boateng described his … Continued