Information on business management, including the Start Farming project, models for the future, land aquisition, value-added agriculture and food for profit. Resources also available for new women farmers, young next generation producers and next generation Hispanic producers.
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Learn from fellow market managers at the Farmers Market Managers Conference and gain the skills to enhance and improve your farmers market.
Penn State Extension is offering a new series of discussion groups in Spanish for next generation growers made possible by a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant.
When07:00 PM 02/15/2018 - 08:30 PM 04/05/2018
New for 2018! Agricultural Careers Course will be offered online so that teens and their parents can tune into the sessions from anywhere!
More Articles BySarah Cornelisse, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
The renaissance of farm-based dairy processing can be attractive, but it is imperative that farmers research and plan all aspects of a new enterprise.
More Tools and Apps ByRobert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Lynn Kime
This tool will assist growers with the decision making process of determining the cost of two trellis systems.
Small and beginning farmers qualify for several programs that can provide a much needed safety net.
Penn State Extension partners with growers in a "Models for the Future" project to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers.
With the high risk exposure in agribusiness, insurance policy options should be carefully considered for proper coverage. This article provides helpful tips for proactive insurance management.
More Videos ByMegan Chawner Length8:54
This video shares impacts from a Penn State Extension beginning farmer project to establish on-farm apple demonstration plots, called “Models for the Future”.
More Videos ByWinifred W. Mc Gee Length14:25
Brainstorming the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) associated with starting, or diversifying, a farm will proactively identify risks and appropriate mitigation strategies.
More Videos ByLee Stivers, Tara Baugher Length8:37
Integrated Weed Management in fruit production starts with scouting and identifying weeds.
Integrated Weed Management in vegetable production starts with scouting and identifying weeds.
Managing weeds is one of the most challenging aspects of growing fruits and vegetables. This video describes strategies you can use to control weeds through an integrated weed management approach.
This article provides information on how different soil management practices affect soil quality and crop production.
Soil quality is how well soil does what we want it to do. A healthy, high-quality soil is fertile, has good soil structure, and is biologically active.