Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture 
Society Notes
January 12, 2018

Next Meeting: Dr. Scott Sheely, of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Joins us to discuss present employment picture in agriculture and food industries, and the department’s forecast.
 
December's Field Trip to Mountain Laurel Spirits
Mountain Laurel Spirits then provided a wonderful in-depth tour of the value-added process of distilling a classic rye whiskey from grains grown in Pennsylvania.
 
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January Meeting Information

Due to weather, the January luncheon meeting was cancelled. For any member who purchased tickets for the luncheon, you will be credited towards a future luncheon. Please contact Michael McGrath with any questions.


How to Use the PSPA Library Online 

Last year the Historical and Library Committee worked on some reorganization of the online access to the PSPA Library and set-up some clear directions for use. On www.pspaonline's website, click “Resources,” then “ Library and Archive .” You will see a collection of options. Click “ How to Search the Penn Libraries Online Catalog ” and the instructions for use will come up. If you wish to learn more about the collections, on the website, click “Resources,” then “Library and Archive,” then “ Introduction ."



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