Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture 
Society Notes
June 16, 2017

The Year Ends On a High Note
In front of the largest crowd of the season, Jack Griffin (Society member) presented a fast-paced program  covering both the history of vertical farming and the groundbreaking progress of his own business, Metropolis Farms.
John M. Urbanchuk, New President of PSPA for 2017/18 
John M. Urbanchuk is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Agribusiness Department at Delaware Valley University, takes the reigns as PSPA's next president.  Read his full bio.
Washington Post: A Climate Change Solution Beneath our Feet
There’s too much carbon in the atmosphere and not enough in the ground where it’s useful. Healthy soil can help flip the picture... MORE>

“Receipt Book” Acquired for the PSPA Library and Archive
Funds from the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture have been used to acquire a new manuscript for its Library and Archive at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center...  MORE>
Bloomberg News : Charting China’s Competitive Eaters
The task of feeding China’s 1.4 billion people is transforming the global food industry. In tandem with a Bloomberg News series on the world’s second green revolution, Gadfly takes a look at how China’s changing diet is reshaping global trade in unexpected ways...

Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders Exhibit at the Barnes Foundation
Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders features approximately 85 works—including drawings, photos, costumes, sculptures, and a video—many presented for the first time in the US at the Barnes Foundation...  MORE>
  Monika Crosby receiving her membership certificate and Society history
It Was a Big Day for New Members

Society members voted in four outstanding additions to the Society.  

Wendy Calhoun
Monika Crosby
Maria Gallo, Ph.D.
Scott Sheely, Ph.D.