Pa. to present sustainable farming awards

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MILLHEIM, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture will present the PASAbilities Sustainable Ag Leadership Awards at the 26th annual Farming for the Future Conference, held in State College, Pennsylvania, Feb. 1-4.

This year’s recipients include a family farm, Todd & John Hopkins of Forks Farm, of Columbia County, and a small farm management software company — Small Farm Central.

The award winners, usually a farming individual or couple and a business, are selected by the board of directors from a list of nominees generated by PASA’s membership.

John and Todd Hopkins are Pennsylvania natives who worked on ranches out west in the 1980s before returning home to found Forks Farm, located outside of Bloomsburg.

Today, Forks Farm is an 86-acre operation, including pastured poultry, beef, lamb, pork, and eggs, all focused on a direct market model.

Registration is required to attend, and closes Jan. 24. On-site registration is available, at increased rates.

For more information, call 814-349-9856, or visit pasafarming.org/conference.

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