The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business, especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale through grocery stores, farm markets, or restaurants.
La Oficina de Extensión de Penn State está ofreciendo una nueva serie de grupos de discusión en español para los nuevos productores. Estas sesiones están disponibles sin costo gracias a un subsidio del PDA . ¡Bienvenida toda la familia! Penn State Extension is offering a new series of discussion groups in Spanish for new growers. These sessions are available at no fee with a grant from PDA. Families welcome!
The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business, especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale through grocery stores, farm markets or restaurants.
Interested in starting a low-cost, low-maintenance container garden? No soil? No problem! Straw bale gardening is a form of raised-bed gardening that is soil-free. You can set up a straw bale garden on most outside surfaces, even on your porch, balcony or driveway! Whether you’re thinking of starting your first garden or you’re a seasoned gardener interested in learning a new method, this workshop is right for you.
Penn State Extension and the Penn State Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center (SEAREC) are hosting an agronomic field day for Farmers, Industry Representatives and other Agricultural Professionals.
Young Growers are invited to join the YGA for a luncheon with College of Agriculture Dean, Dr. Richard Roush, at The Apple Bin in Biglerville, PA. The event is free, but pre-registration is requested.
This Extension networking session for young growers features hands-on training on scouting orchards for insects, mites, beneficials, and diseases.
Farm Tour, Effective Organic Disease Management at Good Work Farm, Hands on Scouting and Disease Identification Exercise, and Identifying Effective Controls Exercise
Farm Tour, Farmscaping, Enhancing Beneficials and Managing Key, Insects at Pennypack Farm, and Hands on Pest Monitoring, Sampling & Identification
New producers and experience producers should plan to attend!
Tour of the Farm, Soil Quality Demonstration: Soil texture, aggregate stability, water holding capacity, soil biology, Assessing Soils on your Farm, and Cover Crops and Compost
Managing Physical and Biological Properties of Soil, Soil Tests – How to interpret and figure out what nutrients to apply, and Hands on Activity Calculating How Many Nutrients to Apply Based on your Soil Test