Be a part of this year's Agricultural Delegation to Nicaragua. Join the Penn State Extension Young Grower Alliance for 8 days of cultural exchange. Participants should be prepared to Learn, Share and Explore.
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.
The Pesticide Education team is partnering with the Penn State Horticulture Team to offer this short course series for a New Generation of Horticulturists. Concurrent sessions for English and Spanish speaking orchard employees will be offered during the three-hour program and a Certificate of Participation will be awarded.
Hard cider production and market specialists will explore topics such as growing a successful hard cider orchard, yeast selection for fermentation, market trends, and content marketing. Sensory analyses will focus on benchmark tasting of fruit ciders. Space is limited, so please sign up early! Registration deadline is January 4th
During this hands-on workshop held in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Dr. Jim Schupp, Penn State Professor of Pomology will demonstrate pruning Tall Spindle trees at various tree spacings and discuss economic impacts based on yield and fruit size.
Hispanic farmers exploring start-up or management opportunities in horticulture are encouraged to attend a day-long session in Spanish during the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. Convention presentations in Spanish will give you 1) tools critical to personal and professional development for specialized farm management positions and 2) Business and production knowledge for increased success in farm enterprise start-up.
Tree Fruit 101 offers three webinar trainings that will each be two hours long. The three sessions are designed for the beginning tree fruit grower who plans to grow tree fruit for sale. Commercial Growers with limited experience will also find these trainings helpful. You will learn how to consistently grow quality fruit and avoid many of the problems that discourage new tree fruit growers.