Come Learn with Us!

Our annual Farming for the Future Conference is PASA’s signature event and our main vehicle for community building. Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the East, this event brings together an audience of over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders annually.

Each year, we feature:

  • Intensive pre-conference programming to give you in-depth training on focused topics.
  • Over 100 80-minute workshops on a variety of topics – there’s something for everyone!
  • Trade Show with exhibitors representing the best of the sustainable agriculture business community.
  • Delicious social hour receptions and meals featuring regionally sourced ingredients.
  • An ag-themed Future Farmers program for kids (K to Grade 8).
  • Many special events to entertain, educate, and more – including music, movies, yoga, knitting circles, seed swap, and much more.

Join us for an event that will inspire you to get back out into your fields or gardens for another year of sustainable food production!

Join us to celebrate our 25th conference!
February 3 to 6, 2016
The Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA

Brian SnyderWhile we certainly will celebrate our successes from the past 25 years on this significant occasion, it is important that we stay focused on our mission to promote profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment. Acknowledging that we will be Farming in a Changing Climate for many years to come is essential to meeting this mission and to establishing a sustainable future for our farms, our families and the world. The effects of a changing climate can be vast, including the potential for reduced crop yields, heat stress in farm animals, irrigation challenges and increasing pest and disease pressure, to name a few. PASA is committed to addressing this issue head-on through our farmer education programs, including the conference, and by more effectively connecting consumers with their local food sources.

Brian Snyder
Executive Director, PASA