Future Farmers Program

Future FarmersThe Future Farmers program is designed to educate and entertain your children while you attend the conference. Children from kindergarten to eighth grade will enjoy a wide range of activities developed to increase their understanding of local food production, nutrition, and sustainability. Programming is developed by volunteers along with PASA Staff and features some of our conference speakers, board members, and community educators. Space is limited, so register your children early. You may purchase lunch and dinner tickets for children participating in this program when registering them. More detailed information will be sent in January. Contact dan@pasafarming.org with any questions.

Thursday

Parents are responsible for lunch, which may be purchased with registration or brought from home.

Sprouts & Seedlings (K to 5th Grade) 

Children will learn about sustainable agriculture systems, soil health, and nutrition. Through hands-on activities, crafts, guest speakers, and energizing games, kids will explore their involvement in growing and eating healthy foods. Swimming will be included.

Youth (6th to 8th Grade) 

Come learn about the importance of clean, healthy water and its impact on the fish and fishing in Pennsylvania. Water is one of the most important nutrients in any ecosystem on Earth and maintaining its quality is important for all living creatures. Students will learn about what they can do to help maintain and improve PA’s water resources.
Claire & Rusty Orner of Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living will be leading the Youth Program again this year.

Friday & Saturday

Swimming and yoga will be included.
Parents are responsible for lunch, which may be purchased with registration or brought from home.

Sprouts (K to 2nd Grade) 

Children will explore the wonders of the farm ecosystem and how it contributes to the health of our ecosystems upstream and downstream. Their journey will look at how resources move through the environment, onto and off of the farm, and end up on our plates. By understanding how resources move, they will learn how to be better stewards of the environment and the farm ecosystem.

Seedlings (3rd to 5th Grade) 

Kids will explore how farming and the environment can exist harmoniously for the mutual benefit of each. On Friday, explore the complex relationships that exist within ecosystems between people, plants, animals, and natural processes. On Saturday, learn how farms can become more productive and ecosystems can be improved through good stewardship.

Youth (6th-8th Grade) 

Youth will spend the weekend engaging in hands-on education regarding farming for health and healing. They will hear from conference speakers and local experts, have an opportunity to peruse the great exhibits, and hear the Friday and Saturday keynote addresses. Students will swim on Friday, and learn yoga on Saturday. By the end of the conference, students in the youth program will be able to integrate ideas they have learned into their own lives and into their future farming endeavors.