Shared Kitchen Incubators - A Great Place to Start Your Business
January 6, 2017
By Winifred McGee, Penn State Extension Educator, Dauphin County
A new year signals the time to think about new enterprises –
exploring how, and where, to begin profiting from a “family favorite” recipe.
The 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, and subsequent FDA rules, have made it
a bit more challenging (but not impossible) to start a food business, in that even
if state regulations allow a
Climate Change and Fiscal Sustainability: Conservation and Risk Management Programs
December 13, 2016
by HeatherManzo, Penn State Extension Educator, Allegheny County
article is the last in a four-part series for Passages discussing how the agricultural community
can better understand and address a changing climate. PASA, in partnership with
Penn State, was awarded a U.S. EPA Environmental Justice grant (#96335501) for
educational programs related to climate change and
Communicating Thorny Issues To Customers And Media
July 27, 2016
A growing percentage of consumers are very interested in understanding how and where food comes from. This trend is a cue to farm and other agricultural producers to prepare to answer questions from customer about production practices.
Managing Cash Flow for Your Farm
April 22, 2016
Cash flow statements are very useful – they may very well be the first place where a farmer will spot a trend in business performance that may benefit or harm the operation in the long run. Cash flow statements show the business’s liquidity, the ability to pay expenses as they come due.
Developing a Tasting Room Loyalty Program Part 2
April 1, 2016
By Dr Kathy Kelley--Professor of Horticultural Marketing and Business Management and Dana Ollendyke-- Extension Associate
In our previous post, we discussed what a loyalty program should do for your business--which, simply put, it should help increase your tasting room’s profits! In this post, we will discuss developing an outline for your loyalty program.
A loyalty program rewards