The Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Its mission is to generate a productive dialogue among its members and the agricultural community at large, as well as the general public, so that we may obtain a better understanding of the best land use policies and food systems and disseminate this information in support of sustainable world food production.
Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture
The Society is the oldest agricultural society in the United States. Organized in 1785, it has played key roles in developing many of the farming methods and institutions responsible for the abundance that is the hallmark of our modern food system. Practices now commonplace – such as crop rotation and management of soil fertility – have their roots in the robust dialogue and exploration of change that have marked the Society’s meetings and publication activities from its origins to the present day.