12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102

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Introduced by 2024-2025 President Jessica McAtamney

Without a doubt, climate change is affecting every part of agriculture from the growing season to the resilience of crops to the way that we pursue animal agriculture.  This program offers an overview of those issues in Pennsylvania and a practitioner’s view of the challenges raising cattle in the extremes of Texas.  Lunch is included.

 In Pennsylvania and Philadelphia…

Michael Sklaroff, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Bipartisan Climate Initiative

The Initiative is working to encourage local Pennsylvania officials at all levels of government to implement climate action plans that put the ERA front and center in their comprehensive planning. The Initiative supports Drexel University’s Environmental Collaboratory in their work to curate best practices for communities throughout Pennsylvania, especially those that have been historically underserved.

In the industry nationally

Meredith Ellis, G Bar C Ranch is an award-winning 2nd generation rancher in Rosston, TX.  Working alongside her father, GC Ellis and ranch manager, Mike Knabe, they manage 200 mother cows on 3000 acres of land which Meredith lovingly refers to as her “national park.” She passionately believes in ranching’s ability to provide nutritious food to a growing population while leaving habitat and natural ecosystems intact.



The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19102


  • Thursday, September 5, 2024 with meet and greet at 11:30 am.; luncheon at noon; and program at 1:00 pm.
  • Registration fee is $35 and pre-registration is required.  Vegetarian meals are available if scheduled at registration.  Register by contacting pspaonline@gmail.com with the name(s) of the people attending, their affiliations, and emails.
  • Make check out to Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture and mail to PSPA Treasurer, 140 Waypoint Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603.
  • Click here and follow the link to purchase your ticket for luncheon meetings with PayPal or Credit Card.
  • Dress Code at Union League is Business Casual – collared shirts, long pants (not jeans) for men; for women, long pants (not jeans), skirts, dresses and business casual tops

Contact Scott Sheely at pspaonline@gmail.com with any questions.  Registration ends by COB on Friday, August 30, 2024.