Dr. Josh McGrath Appointed to Key USDA Post

From PSPA member Mike McGrath Some of you are aware that our son, Josh McGrath, is a member of PSPA, and has spoken at our meeting in the past. You may not know that Josh’s career in ag research started … Continued

“Dietary Fiber and Functional Food Ingredients”

PSPA started the new year on a health note with a lecture on Dietary Fiber and Functional Food Ingredients by Dr. Julie Hirsch, a consultant and former Director of Ingredion Materials Science and Applied Research. We all need to eat … Continued

Luncheon Presentations 2015 – 2016

For more than 230 years the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture has presented outstanding speakers on timely agricultural and food system topics.  In this post we compile all the presentations that were made before the Society during our 2015 – … Continued

PSPA Members Meet with Cuban Ambassador

Our PSPA member, David M. Webster, CEO of Webster Marketing International LLC, was recently invited to a private dinner with the Republic of Cuba, Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Lianys Torres Rivera. The dinner was held at Ambassador … Continued

Fred Winter 2024 Memorial Award for Excellence in Horticulture

Purpose: This annual award is designed to recognize outstanding students majoring in Horticulture with the clear intent upon graduation from their undergraduate university (or after attending graduate school) of pursuing a career in one the many branches of horticulture including … Continued

Founding Figure: George Clymer and PSPA

George Clymer (1739-1813), a native Pennsylvanian, was a founding member of the Society  and like several other founding members, he was a figure in many of the critical events in the establishment of our country.  Orphaned at an early age, … Continued

Scout Forest Conservation

At the October 5, 2023 meeting of PSPA, President Arland Hochkiss introduced three of his colleagues from Scouting – Scout Executive Dan Templar, Conservation Committee Chair Bob Hartman, and Tom Leidy from the Cradle of Liberty Council of Philadelphia. BSA … Continued