CRAFT Event: Changing Agricultural Practices, Changing Agricultural Policy

Changing Agricultural Practices,
Changing Agricultural Policy
Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training [CRAFT]

Wednesday, May 23rd
4:30 – 7:30pm


Rodale Institute
611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA [Burks County]

During this two-part workshop, you’ll tour the Rodale Institute’s organic vegetable operation and learn how to influence agricultural policy with the Young Farmers Coalition of Southeastern PA.

For decades, the Rodale Institute has been experimenting with both traditional and innovative farming practices, developing modern agricultural techniques that can increase yields as well as farm fertility. You’ll learn about Rodale’s tillage methods, cultivation techniques, crop rotations, and organic no-till vegetable system.

Afterward, over refreshments, representatives from the Young Farmers Coalition of Southeastern PA—a chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition—will explain how to get involved with agricultural policy and effect political change using grassroots organizing principles during a year in which the next Farm Bill is up for debate.

This event is free for both PASA members and non-members.

About the Rodale Institute:

The Rodale Institute is one of the most well-known and influential research farms in the United States. For seventy years, Rodale has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing their findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about organic agriculture.

About the National Young Farmers Coalition:

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) is one of the fastest growing farmer empowerment organizations in the United States. NYFC represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success. NYFC has chapters across the country. The Young Farmers Coalition of Southeast PA is a local chapter of NYFC.