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.
Tools and Apps
By Lynn Kime, Marley E Skinner, Lee Stivers
A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in tomato plantings.
More Tools and Apps
By Lynn Kime, Lee Stivers, Marley E Skinner
A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in winter squash plantings.
By Lee Stivers, Marley E Skinner
Harvest Valley Farms is a fourth generation family farm. The farm is now owned and operated by Larry, Art, and David King.
By Robert Pollock, Marley E Skinner
Joe and Sara Bozzelli founded Five Elements Farm in 2007.
By Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner
Founded in 2011, Good Work Farm feeds 125 families through Community Supported Agriculture Shares (CSA).
By Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner, Tara Baugher, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.
Bedminster Orchard is located on 16 Acres in Perkasie, Pa and is owned and operated by Brett Saddington.
By Marley E Skinner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada, Tianna DuPont, Mike Basedow Length8:37
Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas.
By Marley E Skinner Length8:21
Tomatoes are an important and profitable crop for many vegetable growers. This video reviews the basics of proper scouting and identification of common diseases and their symptoms.
On a recent trip to a wholesale marketing cooperative, the manager explained how she is always looking for more fruit from her growers.
The Lehigh Valley Study Circle Network began its 2017 season with a meeting hosted by Scholl Orchards, located in Bethlehem and Kempton PA.
By Tara Baugher, Marley E Skinner, Lynn Kime, Mike Basedow
Penn State Extension partners with seven growers across the Commonwealth to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers.
By Marley E Skinner, Lynn Kime
Find Start Farming courses and study circles in your region.
By Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner, Tianna DuPont Length5:23
Here we talk about some of the physical properties of soil including organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction.
By Tara Baugher, Marley E Skinner, Mike Basedow
On-farm demonstration plots are a key component of "Supporting Pennsylvania New Farmers in the Start-up, Re-strategizing, and Establishing Years".
Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable.