2016-2107:
September 1, 2016 – Successfully Meeting the Challenges in Pennsylvania Agriculture
October 6, 2016 – Field Trip 1: Kimberton and Collegeville, PA.
November 3, 2016 – Protecting and Enhancing our Soil – the Foundation for Plant, Animal, and Human Life.
December 1, 2016 – Deer Creek Malthouse, the First Commercial Malthouse in Pennsylvania Since Prohibition.
January 5, 2017 – Challenges and Opportunities for a Young Farmer in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
February 2, 2017 – On-Farm Bioenergy, Biofuels & Biochemicals Via FarmBio3 Fast Pyrolysis Mobile Technology
March 2, 2017 – Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change with Regenerative Organic Agriculture
April 6, 2017 – Genetically Modified Crops: Economical and Safe for Food and the Environment?
May 4, 2017 – Field Trip 2: Phoenixville and Honey Brook, PA
June 1, 2017 – Vertical Farming in Philadelphia.

2015-2016:
June 2, 2016: From Moon Farming to Satellite Farming: The Evolution and Future of Agriculture in America Dr. Moore’s Presentation
May 5, 2016: Impact of Sheep and Wool Growers in Agriculture Phila Society of Ag Sheep Impact
April 7, 2016: Field Trip to Herr’s Potato Chip and Snack Factory Tour
March 3, 2016: Computer Technology and Its Uses in Agriculture
February 4, 2016: Explosion of Jobs in Agriculture (file 1) (file 2)
January 7, 2016: The Importance of Bees and Their Role in Agriculture
December 3, 2015: Manure to Energy
November 5, 2015: Hudson River Watershed, Its Impact on Agricultural Land, and the Promotion of Local Food Initiatives
October 1, 2015: Field Trip – New Bolton Center, Walmoore Holsteins Farm Tour
September 3, 2015: More With Less: The Case for Precision Agriculture

2014-2015:

June 4, 2015: The Challenges of Sustainable Agriculture in the Corn Belt: Rasmussen PSPA June 2015
May 7, 2015: Field Trip to Longwood Gardens
April 2, 2015: Keeping Families on the Farm: Sustainability for 2020 and Beyond - Lash PSPA presentation 2015
March 5, 2015: Canceled Due to Snowstorm
February 5, 2015: Field to Market
January 8, 2015: The Last Food Mile Conference Update
December 4, 2014: Clemens Food Group and Our Commitment to Sustainability
November 6, 2014: Field Trip to Delaware: Aquaculture
October 2, 2014: Marel Raub, Pennsylvania Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission: Beyond BMPs
September 4, 2014: The U.S. Food Waste Challenge

2013-2014
June 5, 2014: Logistics at the Port of Philadelphia
May 1, 2014: Spring Field Trip “The Port of Philadelphia and Food Transportation”
April 3, 2014: “An Inside Look at Today’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry”
March 6, 2014: “The Renewable Fuel Standard – The Impact of Biofuels on Agriculture and the Consumer”
February 6, 2014: “Can small and Mid-Sized Farmers Find a Place to Thrive in the Future?”
January 9, 2014: “Cranberry Farming and Marketing Programs”
December 5, 2013: “I Did What I Had to Do”
November 7, 2013: “Veterans Transition to Agriculture”
October 3, 2013: “Agriculture in The Classroom”
September 12, 2013: “Other Inconvenient Truths – The Agricultural, Water, and Energy Nexus”

2012-2013
June 6, 2013: Field Trip (USDA Research Center)
May 2, 2013: “Equine Science 4 Kids and the Young at Heart”
April 4, 2013: “One Straw Farm – Fresh Produce Supplier to Restaurants”March 7, 2013: “Sustainable Food Sheds for the Future”
February 7, 2013: “New Jersey Blueberry & Grape/Wine Production”
January 3, 2013: “Philadelphia’s 21st Century Community Gardens & Urban Farms”
December 6, 2012: “The Human Capital Needs of Agriculture”
November 1, 2012: Field Trip (Pioneer Hi-Bred International Research Farm)
October 4, 2012: “Pennsylvania – A Fine State of Fairs”
September 6, 2012: “The Critical Role of Banks in Farming”

2011-2012
June 7, 2012: “American Cities and Animal Agriculture”
May 3, 2012: “Balancing Agricultural Technology in the Fight Against World Hunger” & “Farmers Feeding the World Programs”
April 5, 2012: “The FFA Organization and the Future of Farming”
March 1, 2012: “Pennsylvania’s Farm Trade with China”
February 2, 2012: “Challenges Facing Pennsylvania Agriculture in the New Decade”
January 12, 2012: Field Trip (The Pennsylvania Farm Show)
December 1, 2011: “How Horses Shaped American History and Why It Matters That They Did”
November 3, 2011: “History of the Use of the Horse in Human Medicine”
October 6, 2011: “The World in 2050 – Challenges for Veterinary Medicine”
September 8, 2011: “Gene Therapy – What We Learn from Animals”

2010-2011
June 2, 2011: “Creating the Taste of Place – Stories from Vermont and Quebec”
May 5, 2011: Field Trip (Spring Garden Tour of the Nationally Recognized Gardens of PSPA Member Dr. Fred Winter & His Wife, Barbara, of Pottstown, PA) & “Farmland Preservation in Delaware”
April 7, 2011: “Reorganization of the Future Farmers of America and the Establishment of a National High School Agricultural Curriculum”
March 3, 2011: “Legal Issues Between Residential Development and Agriculture – Statutes That Protect Farmland”
February 3, 2011: “The Challenges Facing New Jersey Agriculture – Priorities and Plans for a Brighter Future”
January 6, 2011: “Marcellus Shale Drilling and Its Impact on Agricultural Lands”
December 2, 2010: “Women’s National Farm and Garden Association – From Whence Started Farmerettes”
November 4, 2010: Field Trip (Philabundance Food Distribution Center & Warehouse)
October 7, 2010: “Sustainable Biofuels and Co-Products Research”
September 9, 2010: “Water Management and the Role of the Delaware River Basin Commission”

2009-2010
June 3, 2010: “Gentlemen’s Societies and County Fairs: Conflicting Visions in the Early Sponsorship of Scientific Agriculture”
May 6, 2010: “Making Sure Pennsylvania Agriculture Remains Viable”
April 1, 2010: “Niche Marketing of Fresh Product – Organic vs. Locally Grown”
March 4, 2010: “The Greater Philadelphia Food System Plan”
February 4, 2010: “Salmonella and the Pennsylvania Poultry Industry”
January 7, 2010: “Pass on the Gift – Livelihood Improvement Through Livestock Development”
December 3, 2009: “Weaver’s Way Farming Projects – A Discussion of Small Farming Techniques”
November 5, 2009: “Coming Home to Roost – The Story of Chickens”
October 1, 2009: Field Trip (Joel Jurgielewicz & Son Duck Farm in Shartlesville, PA)
September 3, 2009: “Gleaning – Agriculture and The Poor”

2008-2009
June 7, 2009: “Global Climate Change – Pennsylvania Impacts and Response”
May 7, 2009: Field Trip (Seabrook Processing Plant)
April 2, 2009: “Pollinators in Peril – What’s Causing the Decline in Honeybees?”
March 5, 2009: “Agricultural Publishing in a Digital Age”
February 5, 2009: “Good Clean Fair – Local and Global Perspectives”
January 8, 2009: “Trends and Opportunities for Smaller Exporters of American Food and Agricultural Products”
December 4, 2008: “Pennsylvania Agriculture from the Legislative Point of View”
November 6, 2008: “Abe Lincoln’s Contribution to Agriculture”
October 2, 2008: Field Trip (The School of Biological and Environmental Science at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
September 4, 2008: “Is the Era of Cheap Food Over?”

2007-2008
June 5, 2008: “Developing New Markets for Agriculture”
May 1, 2008: “The Challenges of Financial Rural America”
April 3, 2008: Field Trip (Chester Downs)
March 6, 2008: “Impact of the New Farm Bill”
February 7, 2008: “Preserving Our Harvest”
January 3, 2008: “The Green Roof Phenomenon”
December 6, 2007: “Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation”
November 1, 2007: “Mission and Progress of the National Farmers Union”
October 4, 2007: “Preventing Agricultural Injuries in Pennsylvania”
September 6, 2007: “Foreign Food or Foreign Oil?”

2006-2007
June 7, 2007: “The Real Threat of Foreign Animal Diseases in the U.S.”
May 3, 2007: Field Trip (Mason-Dixon Farm & Hanover Shoe Farms)
April 5, 2007: “Traditional Breeds of Livestock on Today’s Farms
March 1, 2007: “John Bartram’s Garden – A Philadelphia Classic”
February 1, 2007: “The Present and Future of Veterinary Education”
January 4, 2007: “Integrated Canada Goose Damage Management”
December 7, 2006: “The Future of Ethanol”
November 2, 2006: “What’s Wrong With Animal Rights?”
October 5, 2006: Field Trip (Pine Island Cranberry Company in Hogwallow, NJ & Phillip Maruei Agricultural Experiment Station)
September 7, 2006: “Animal Rights Extremism: Cause and Consequences”

2005-2006
June 1, 2006: Field Trip (Jones’ Farm, Home & Town Stores Museum)
May 4, 2006: “Farmland Preservation in the U.S.”
April 6, 2006: “Elizabeth Willing and Samuel Powell – Portrait of a Marriage”
March 2, 2006: “Farming in America – The 2007 Farm Bill”
February 2, 2006: “The Future of American Agriculture”
January 5, 2006: “Ben Franklin, Food and Agriculture”
December 1, 2005: “Agriculture and Energy Use”
November 3, 2005: Field Trip (The Delaware Biotechnology Institute in Newark, DE)
October 6, 2005: “Risk Analysis and Genetically Modified Organisms”
September 1, 2005: “The Future of Large Animal Veterinary Medicine”

2004-2005
June 2, 2005: “Biotechnology – Risky Business or Golden Opportunity?”
May 5, 2005: Field Trip (Farmland Preservation Sites in Berks County, PA)
April 7, 2005: “A Farm-to-Table Approach to Food Safety”
March 3, 2005: “Emerging New Zoonotic Diseases”
February 3, 2005: “The Diversity of Agriculture in Pennsylvania”
January 6, 2005: “USDA’s Conservation Programs”
December 2, 2004: “Carrageenan – A $140 Million Crop”
November 4, 2004: “The Devon Horse Show – A Philadelphia Tradition”
October 7, 2004: Field Trip (Cherry Hill Orchard in Lancaster, PA)
September 9, 2004: “Livestock – Good for People, Good for the Planet”

2003-2004
June 3, 2004: “The Farm Cooperatives’ Crisis”
May 6, 2004: Field Trip (The Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences & Harrilton House in Bryn Mawr, PA)
April 1, 2004: “Issues Confronting Farmers, Agribusinesses and Consumers”
March 4, 2004: “Polish Agriculture”
February 5, 2004: “Farmland Preservation in Delaware”
January 8, 2004: “Agricultural and Regional Issues under Consideration by Congress”
December 4, 2003: “Challenges and Opportunities for the Dairy Farmer”
November 6, 2003: “Homeland Security for the Agricultural Community”
October 2, 2003: Field Trip (Crossing Vineyards)
September 4, 2003: “The Horse Industry of New Jersey”

2002-2003
June 5, 2003: “Farm Tractor Milestones in the 20th Century”
May 8, 2003: Field Trip (Longwood Gardens)
April 3, 2003: “Agriculture Aims to Reduce Chesapeake Bay Pollution”
March 6, 2003: “Keeping Pennsylvania’s Food Products Safe”
February 6, 2003: “Value Added to Agricultural Product”
January 9, 2003: “Animal Cloning and Stem Cell Research”
December 5, 2002: Meeting Cancelled
November 7, 2002: “Approaching Sustainability in Forestry”
October 3, 2002: Field Trip (Bend-in-the-Creek Farm near Middleburg, PA)
September 5, 2002: “Forces, Trends and Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology”

2001-2002
June 6, 2002: Field Trip (Big Brown Trout Hatchery)
May 2, 2002: “Greenhouse, Controlled Atmosphere”
April 4, 2002: “Brazil – The Competitor We Cannot Ignore”
March 7, 2002: “Remote Sensing for Agriculture – The Application of Satellite Technology in the 21st Century”
February 7, 2002: “U.S. Energy Policy and Ethanol’s Future”
January 3, 2002: “Farmland Protection and Putting Conservation at the Heart of Farm Policy”
December 6, 2001: “New Jersey Agriculture and the Marketing of Its Products”
November 1, 2001: “Progress with Animal Diseases – Lyme, West Nile, Et Al.”
September 6, 2001: “Changes in Northeast Agriculture and the Changes in Agriculture Business Perspectives”

2000-2001
June 7, 2001: “Great Debate on GMOs”
April 5, 2001: “Pioneering in the 21st Century”
March 1, 2001: “Future Pharming”
February 1, 2001: “How to Fix Farm Policy”
January 4, 2001: “E-Commerce – Selling Produce on the Internet”
December 7, 2000: “Agriculture and Source Water Protection in the Philadelphia Region”
November 2, 2000: “Biotechnology in Agriculture: The Science, The Benefits, The Issues”
October 5, 2000: Field Trip (C.P. Yeatman & Sons, Inc.)
September 7, 2000: “GIS – Its Applications and Use for Agriculture and Land Use Planning”

1999-2000
May 4, 2000: “Effect of Declining Bee Populations on Agriculture”
March 2, 2000: “400 Years of Agriculture in Chester County”
February 3, 2000: “Pennsylvania Horticultural Society – New Fields to Cultivate”
November 4, 1999: “Farm Animal Welfare – Fact of Fantasy, Science or Subjectivity?”
September 9, 1999: “Reasons for Optimism in Agriculture – Growing Your Morale”