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

Introducing Ann Dorsett, Newest PSPA Member

Ann Dorsett has been an outspoken advocate for New Jersey’s agricultural community for many years. Specifically, concerning equine issues where her leadership has proven to be an effective tool for improving the industry. She became the latest member of PSPA … Continued

Winners of 2024 Winter Scholarship Announced

Charles F. Colvin, a plant science major at Penn State University and a resident of Malvern, and Francis A. Napoli, a horticulture major at Temple, Amber and a resident of Norristown, PA will receive the 2024 Fred Winter Memorial Horticultural … Continued

Cuban Ambassador to US Visits PSPA Meeting

Trade Mission Planned for Fall 2024 Spirits were high at the meeting of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture on May 2, 2024 at the Union League with a very interesting lecture on the agricultural components of the Lewis and … Continued

“Lewis and Clark Agricultural Exploration”

On May 2, 2024, PSPA took a trip back in time to discover the Philadelphia connections to a key event in opening up the western United States. Dr. Rick McCourt, Curator of Botany, Director of Systematic Biology and Evolution, Academy … Continued

In Memoriam for William H. Yerkes, III

Long-time PSPA member passed on April 29, 2024 Born in Doylestown, he was the son of the late William Heaton Yerkes, Jr. and Elizabeth Fetters Slack. Bill was raised on the family’s None Such Farm in Buckingham and attended Buckingham … 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