The Farm Executive Workshop will enhance agricultural executives capacity to address issues of management process implementation and follow through, address problems and opportunities as they arise, and allow members to investigate thoroughly how to effect change. The focus of this intensive effort is not farm production. The focus is business management, growth and long-term viability.
Local soils and climatic conditions favor the production of apples with the highest fruit quality, which has been a competitive advantage for the Mid-Atlantic fruit industry over the years. There is a growing interest among consumers for hard cider, and producers exploring alternative markets for apples will learn how to establish a hard cider orchard and also important considerations for cider production.
Do you question your skills when discussing "hot" agricultural topics with others? Are you, your customers, and your media statements Ag Literate? The Penn State Extension Young Grower Alliance is hosting a Pre-Conference Workshop at the 2015 Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention.
Featured Speaker Julie Bancroft who is with the Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board will address Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Marketing Specialty Crops. We will also hear about Kari Peter's recent trip to the fruit region of South Africa and possibilities for a 2016 YGA tour "down under!"
The Northeast Tree Fruit Meeting is designed to give commercial tree fruit growers the latest research based information on a variety of topics.
This program provides basic knowledge in the science of produce and the art of produce marketing. The material is appropriate for new employee training and as a refresher for existing employees.