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This information helps you evaluate all aspects of a given enterprise before you commit your time and money to an alternative, part-time, or small-scale agricultural business. More
Greenhouse Production
Greenhouse Production - Articles Articles
Greenhouse production may be year-round and can provide valuable cash flow throughout the year. More
Heifer Economics
Heifer Economics - Articles Articles

Heifer Economics

Jud Heinrichs

Heifers are an important investment in the future of successful dairy operations. More
Golden Delicious Apples
Apple Production - Articles Articles

Apple Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations. More
Photo credit: Steve Culman
Soil Quality Information - Articles Articles
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it? More
Strawberries on Matted Row
Strawberry Production - Articles Articles

Strawberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The high value of strawberries creates potential for sizable profit from a small planting; however, the potential for serious problems also exists. More
Plastic tunnel for early transplants
Transplant Production - Eckerton Hill Farm - Articles Articles
Farm profiles give new producers ideas and advice from experienced producers. More
Two Designs for Low Cost "Hot Beds" for Small Scale Production
Two Designs for Low Cost "Hot Beds" for Small Scale Production - Articles Articles
These two hot bed systems are a step up from growing under lights or in your kitchen window without all the costs of heating an entire greenhouse. More
Choosing the Right Market Channel
Choosing the Right Market Channel - Articles Articles
Diversified farming means being experts in production and having a market for each product. How we plan to sell our products is just as important as deciding how we will grow them. More
Red Raspberries
Red Raspberry Production - Articles Articles

Red Raspberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Raspberry production is well suited to small farms, as a small area of raspberries can provide significant income and equipment needs for an acre or so of raspberries are not great. More
Wine Grape Production
Wine Grape Production - Articles Articles

Wine Grape Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Grapes are produced in many areas throughout the Commonwealth and lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More
Blueberries
Highbush Blueberry Production - Articles Articles

Highbush Blueberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Blueberries are well suited for small-scale and part-time farm operations. More
Community Supported Agriculture: Part II: Members and Their Role
Community Supported Agriculture: Part II: Members and Their Role - Articles Articles
Members and their role in CSAs. More
Guide to Farming: Small Fruits
Guide to Farming: Small Fruits - Articles Articles
The term “small fruit” includes many of the berry crops such as blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries among others. More
Teena Bailey
Transplant Production - Red Cat Farm - Articles Articles
Farm profiles new producers ideas and advice from experienced producers. More
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