Chapter II: Production
Christmas trees may be grown in many areas of Pennsylvania however; you will need to absorb the input costs for at least seven years before seeing a return on your investment.
Before planting your first fruit tree, you should conduct your own research regarding production, marketing, and financing the enterprise.
Greenhouses are becoming popular among producers who wish to add additional income from a small area of their farm. Greenhouse production may be year-around and can provide valuable cash flow throughout the year.
The green industry in Pennsylvania (PA) consists of four main categories, landscaping, ornamentals, floriculture, and turf and each has unique markets and strengths. These industries consist of both retail and wholesale marketing opportunities in all categories.
3. Livestock and Poultry
Dairy is the largest agricultural industry in Pennsylvania as determined by value of sales. Whether you have plans to produce fluid milk for sale to a cooperative or to process and direct market your own fluid milk and/or dairy products, producing high quality milk is essential.