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.
Small and beginning farmers qualify for several programs that can provide a much needed safety net.
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.
Calves and heifers are the next generation on the dairy farm and their health and management will strongly influence the future of the business.
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.
La calidad del suelo es lo bien que el suelo hace lo que queremos que haga. Un suelo sano y de alta calidad es fértil, tiene buena estructura del suelo y es biológicamente activo.
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Harvest Valley Farms is a fourth generation family farm. The farm is now owned and operated by Larry, Art, and David King.
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Joe and Sara Bozzelli founded Five Elements Farm in 2007.
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Founded in 2011, Good Work Farm feeds 125 families through Community Supported Agriculture Shares (CSA).
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Bedminster Orchard is located on 16 Acres in Perkasie, Pa and is owned and operated by Brett Saddington.
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples.
Sometime in early Fall 2017, we will be sending a link to a survey for our readers to complete.
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities.
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