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November 30, 2010

Computational linguist. Global business strategist. Polymer engineer. Young people are now faced with a dizzying array of choices when deciding on a future career. What about farmer?

November 30, 2010

Penn State Extension has resources and a listing of courses to support new farmers. Course offerings include an introduction to "Small-Scale Agricultural Production for Those Considering Starting a Business in Farming" and "Breaking Barriers to Access Land, Capital and Equipment for farm start-ups."

November 30, 2010

Are you interested in increasing your communication skills in Spanish? Common agricultural terms and phrases in Spanish are now available in an updated Spanish Ag Phrasebook available at the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center web site. Please continue to send us phrases to translate, and they will be added to the next revision!

November 30, 2010

Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding announced in November that the latest round of surveys shows the state’s decade-long effort to eradicate the Plum Pox Virus was a success and the virus has not reappeared.

November 30, 2010

Nationwide interest in farm food safety continues to rise and Pennsylvania fruit and vegetable growers are increasingly affected. Most major grocery store chains and many restaurant chains now require their produce suppliers to learn about farm food safety and some are demanding documentation of safe practices through written plans and third party inspections.

November 30, 2010

Agriculture plays an important role in future efforts to build on the South Mountain’s assets and sense of place.

nhfruitgrowers.org
November 5, 2010

Voles may cause extensive damage to fruit trees and orchards as a result of girdling seedlings and trees and damaging roots.

November 5, 2010

This year is a good candidate for putting the orchards to bed with timely horticultural practices.

Market Maker 3.0
November 5, 2010

Having some sort of online presence with your business is becoming increasingly important as the new generation of consumers gains more purchasing power. One tool that is helping to connect buyers and sellers is PA MarketMaker.

November 5, 2010

Please join us for a demonstration of Comprehensive Automation for Specialty Crops harvest research with a vacuum transport system, bin filler, and bin shuttle developed by commercialization partner, DBR Conveyor Concepts. This will be an opportunity for growers to provide input on our multi-disciplinary team efforts to increase harvest efficiency!

November 5, 2010

The Penn State Agricultural Entrepreneurship Natural Working Group has launched a new web site titled A Guide to Farming in Pennsylvania, modeled after Cornell’s A Guide to Farming in New York State.