Franklin Egan serves as the Education Director for PASA, a Pennsylvania-based sustainable agriculture research and education organization. Franklin and the PASA team support farmer-to-farmer learning through our conference, events, and member networks; administer formal apprenticeships for beginning farmers; and coordinate farm-based research benchmarking the soil health, financial viability, and environmental footprints of PASA member farms.
Franklin holds a PhD in Ecology from Penn State University, and he has led research on topics including biodiversity conservation on farmland, environmental risks from genetically-modified crops, and soil health. Prior to joining PASA, Franklin worked as a research ecologist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service. He has also worked on vegetable and dairy farms in New York and Wisconsin.← Back to Blog