The Daily Item
MILLHEIM — The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) hosts the 23rd Annual Farming for the Future Conference Feb. 5-8 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College. Farmers, foodies, artisans, activists and other members of the sustainable agriculture community will gather around the theme “Letting Nature Lead” as the debate over the future of agriculture continues to garner widespread attention, from dinner tables to the halls of Congress.
Now in its third decade, the Farming for the Future conference has grown into one of the largest and most respected gatherings on sustainable agriculture in the country — a multi-day affair comprising intensive pre-conference tracks, over 100 main conference workshops, youth education, free legal consultations, artisan cheese tasting, an heirloom seed swap, documentary screenings, a benefit auction, live music and more. Plenary sessions will feature two of the movement’s leading voices, Daphne Miller, MD, author of Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing and internationally acclaimed Professor of Agroecology at UC Berkeley, Miguel A. Altieri. The conference also includes an extensive trade show and a mercantile featuring local artisans and merchants.
Registration is open to the public. To register, and to view a full schedule of conference programming, visit pasafarming.org/conference.