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  • Extension Educator, Tree Fruit


717-334-6271 x331

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree Fruit
  • Specialty Crop Innovations
  • Support for Next Generation Farmers
  • Extension Educator, Tree Fruit


717-334-6271 x314

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree Fruit Cultural Practices and Production Systems
  • Sustainable Specialty Crop Production
  • Support for Next Generation Farmers from Diverse Backgrounds
  • Extension Educator, Business Management


610-391-9840

Areas of Expertise:
  • Business Transition
  • Farm Management Succession
  • Adult Education
  • Commodity Marketing
  • Extension Educator
  • Dauphin and Perry Counties


717-921-8803

Areas of Expertise:
  • Field Crops
  • Entomology
  • Weed Management
  • Cover Crops
  • Extension Educator, Vegetable


610-391-9840

Areas of Expertise:
  • Soil Health
  • Cover Crops
  • Vegetable Production
  • Greenhouse Production
  • FSMA and GAPs
  • Extension Educator, Business Management


814-563-9388

Areas of Expertise:
  • Farm Financial Management
  • Farm Business Planning
  • Direct Marketing
  • Commodity Marketing
  • Farm Transition
  • Horticulture Extension


570-316-6516

Areas of Expertise:
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Greenhouse
  • Program Assistant – Next Generation Farming/Specialty Crop Innovations


717-334-6271 x315

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree Fruit
  • Support for a Next Generation of Farmers
  • Sustainable Specialty Crop Production
  • Árboles frutales
  • Apoyo a la Nueva Generación de productores
  • Cultivos Especializados en Producción Sustentable
  • Extension Educator, Agronomy


610-489-4315

Areas of Expertise:
  • Field Crops
  • Forages
  • Hay
  • Farm Business Management
  • Extension Educator, Dairy


610-378-1327

Areas of Expertise:
  • Precision Dairy Technologies (Robotic Milking, Activity Monitors, etc.)
  • Grazing / Pasture Management
  • Extension Educator, Livestock


570-433-3040

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forage agronomy
  • Grazing system management
  • Management of perennial and annual pasture
  • Grass-finishing cattle
  • Educator Field and Forage Crops


814-333-7460

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agronomy
  • Pesticides
  • Soil Health
  • Soil Fertility
  • Nutrient Management
  • Forage Quality
  • Senior Extension Associate


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
  • Extension Educator, Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Community Economic Development


412-482-3458

Areas of Expertise:
  • Local Food System Development
  • Value Chain Optimization
  • Farmers Market Development
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Enterprise Budgeting
  • Entrepreneurship Support
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Business and Marketing Plan Development
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • New Farmer Training
  • LEED project management
  • Organizational Sustainability
  • Extension Educator, Business Management


717-921-8803 x118

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food Entrepreneurship
  • Shared Kitchen Incubators
  • Agricultural and Food Business Planning
  • Farm Financial Analysis
  • Extension Educator, Agronomy


570-622-4225 x14

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agronomy
  • Hay & Forage Production
  • Pesticide Education
  • Program Assistant


610-391-9840

Areas of Expertise:
  • Direct to consumer marketing
  • Poultry and meat regulations
  • Farmers Markets
  • Educational Program Associate


814-865-7031

Areas of Expertise:
  • Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN)
  • Extension Educator
  • District Director: Somerset and Bedford Counties


724-465-3880

Areas of Expertise:
  • Horticulture
  • Green Industry
  • Tree Fruit
  • Vegetable and Small Fruit
  • Educator


717-840-7408

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agriculture/Agronomy
  • Model Plot Project Coordinator


610-746-1970

  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship & Marketing Educator


717-334-6271

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hard Cider
  • Agricultural International Development
  • Farmers' Market Development
  • Social Media
  • Retail Farm Marketing
  • Value Added Product Marketing and Business Development
  • Extension Educator, Horticulture


724-228-6881

Areas of Expertise:
  • Commercial Horticulture
  • Vegetable and Small Fruit
  • Greenhouse Ornamentals
  • Grapes
  • FSMA and GAPs
  • Extension Educator, Green Industry


610-489-4315

Areas of Expertise:
  • Horticulture
  • Diagnosis of Plant Problems
  • Lycorma delicatula (spotted lanternfly)
  • Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Extension Forage Specialist
  • Assistant Professor of Agronomy


814-865-9552

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forage Crops
  • Plant-Animal Interaction
  • Pasture/Grazing management
  • Harvested forages
  • Ensiled forages
  • Extending the grazing season
  • Extension Educator, Business
  • Unit: Business Management
  • Business Operations


610-696-3500

Areas of Expertise:
  • Business
  • Landscape Business
  • Management
  • Business Planning
  • Small Business
  • Budgeting
  • Starting a Business
  • Financial Analysis
  • Economics
  • Operations
  • Feasibility