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

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

“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

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