Professional Organizations

Aquaculture

Pennsylvania Aquaculture

Volunteer Needs, The Farm, Washington County
Currently, we have needs in the areas of managing our raised bed gardens and fruit tree orchard, including help with mowing the orchard. We are currently looking for plumbers who could assist with plumbing our aquaponics systems which will be installed in shipping containers on our property. Along with that, as our aquaponics and hydroponic systems get up and running this fall, we will have additional volunteer opportunities related to that. This could provide a valuable opportunity for individuals looking to get into aquaponics or hydroponic production themselves. The Farm @ the Greater Washington County Food Bank 909 National Pike West, Brownsville, PA 15417 - located about 1 hour Southeast of Pittsburgh thefarm@gwcfb.org 724-632-2190 ext.108

The United States Trout Farmers Association
A group of trout farmers interested in creating a strong, unified voice for the national trout industry.

The Northeast Regional Aquaculture Center
Technical information relating to the Northeast Aquaculture industry.

The National Aquaculture Association
Information about Aquaculture across the United States.

Crops

PA Grazing Lands Coalition

Pennsylvania Corn Growers Association

Pennsylvania Soybean Board
Soybean research, marketing and education activity information.

General Agriculture

PA Department of Agriculture–Farmland Preservation Program


Ag Business Development Center (ABDC)--Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

The ABDC was recently developed to assist farmers with all aspects of business planning for their operation.    

Volunteer Needs, The Farm, Washington County
Currently, we have needs in the areas of managing our raised bed gardens and fruit tree orchard, including help with mowing the orchard. We are currently looking for plumbers who could assist with plumbing our aquaponics systems which will be installed in shipping containers on our property. Along with that, as our aquaponics and hydroponic systems get up and running this fall, we will have additional volunteer opportunities related to that. This could provide a valuable opportunity for individuals looking to get into aquaponics or hydroponic production themselves. The Farm @ the Greater Washington County Food Bank 909 National Pike West, Brownsville, PA 15417 - located about 1 hour Southeast of Pittsburgh thefarm@gwcfb.org 724-632-2190 ext.108

USDA Rural Development in Pennsylvania
Information and resources for rural Pennsylvania.

The National Agricultural Library
Advancing access to global information for agriculture.

Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network
The primary purposes is to encourage and support women in agriculture provide and strengthen networks and educational and mentoring opportunities.

Pennsylvania State Grange
A family fraternal organization dedicated to the betterment of rural America through community service, education, legislation, and fellowship.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Working together for the future of agriculture.

Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association
A non-profit, nonpartisan statewide incorporated association of conservation easement professionals, dedicated to promoting and enhancing the interests of agricultural land preservation in Pennsylvania.

Penn Ag Industries Association
Penn Ag is working to create and maintain an effective, viable and competitive environment for Pennsylvania agribusinesses to grow and prosper.

PASA Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Promoting profitable farms which produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment.

New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI)
Provides support for new-entry, small-scale organic farmers in the form of publications and apprentice-and-land-seeking matching services.

ATTRA – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Sustainable agriculture resources.

Livestock / Dairy

PA Grazing Lands Coalition

Center for Beef Excellence

The Center for Beef Excellence is a non-profit organization and was originally established in 2008 as part of Governor Edward G. Rendell’s Pennsylvania Beef Task Force.

CBE seeks to partner with others in the beef industry to achieve our vision of creating a “vibrant, cohesive Pennsylvania beef industry”. The mission of CBE is: “To foster collaboration, drive profitability and enhance productivity for Pennsylvania beef producers.”

CBE initiatives focus on education, production and management, advisory teams and support to other organizations to strengthen the beef industry across Pennsylvania.

Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence

Pennsylvania's Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence was established in 2019 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Wolf Administration as a part of the historic Pennsylvania Farm Bill. Producer led via a self-governed Board of Directors, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the Center is designed to serve as a catalyst for innovation and the continued strength of the growing poultry, swine and small ruminant industries across the state.

Center for Dairy Excellence
The Center for Dairy Excellence assists dairy farm families in the decision-making process and serves as a catalyst for collaboration to strengthen the broader industry. The Dairy Excellence Foundation supports programs that cultivate and inspire the next generation of Pennsylvania dairy.

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
Serving the industry through research, education, communication and technical assistance.

The American Pastured Poultry Producers’ Association (APPPA)
Nonprofit educational and networking organization dedicated to encouraging the production, processing, and marketing of poultry raised on pasture.

Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council
Supporting and promoting Pennsylvania Pork Industry.

Pennsylvania Beef Council
The BQA program provides cattle producers with the tools and training necessary to assure animal health and well-being as well as provide a safe, quality product.

National Cattlemen’s Association
The information center for beef and cattle news, up to date beef and cattle research and food safety.


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