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Local Farmers to Discuss Sustainability at York College on Oct. 12

September 21, 2016
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Local farmers to discuss sustainability at York College on Oct. 12

YORK, Pa. – A panel of local farmers will discuss sustainability of the environment in farming, growing, and marketing the food that they produce at 7 p.m., Oct. 12, in Weinstock Lecture Hall (Willman Business Center). The event is open to the public and free of charge.

The panel will be led by Dru Peters and Rob Wood and will focus on sustainability, stewardship, and the larger lessons to be learned from the work of author Forrest Pritchard. Peters helps to run Sunnyside Farms, a pasture-based intensive grazed farm in Dover. Wood is the driving force behind Sproutwood Farm in Glen Rock.

Forrest Pritchard’s book “Gaining Ground” is the 2016 One Book One Community selection, and gives an account of transforming a seventh-generation Shenandoah Valley from a failing conventional agricultural concern into a sustainable, pasture-focused example of environmental stewardship.

A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,400 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements