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.
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 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 ByRobert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher Length9:53
Commercial fruit growers are transitioning their apple orchards to high density production systems, and this is possible due to the availability of size-controlling apple rootstocks.
More Videos ByMarley E Skinner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada Length8:37
Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas.
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples.
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities.
More Online Courses
This course is designed for beginning tree fruit growers. Learn to choose an appropriate orchard site, address climate considerations and prepare for planting.
More Videos ByJames Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada Length9:09
Este video muestra los sistemas de muralla frutal Quad V y Hex V en duraznos.
More Videos ByJames Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher Length8:19
This video discusses the Quad V and Hex V fruiting wall systems.
Muchas de las hortalizas comienzan como trasplantes en un invernadero y luego se plantan en el campo para su producción.