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A Guide to Farming in Pennsylvania

This guide was prepared as a reference for small- and medium-scale producers, whether they be beginners in search of business planning help or seasoned growers looking to diversify their business through the creation of a value-added enterprise.

The first chapter of this guide is dedicated to ag business planning. Even if you have already begun work on a business plan for your venture, it may be beneficial to browse through this section in case it brings up issues that you had not yet attended to.

Agricultural production topics including agronomy, horticulture, livestock, and equipment.

Marketing is the most important aspect of owning/operating a farm business. Whether you produce a commodity or process a value-added product, how you market your product is an important decision that will impact your business.

Adding value to your production: information on food processing, direct marketing, and other post-production ventures.

Who will get the farm? A guide to small-farm planning for the next generation.