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.
Links to a variety of agricultural production topics including agronomy, livestock, horticulture, 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.
A large listing of governmental and non-governmental agencies, institutions, and organizations that offer information and assistance with Ag Business topics.