Getting Started

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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Inspirational Leadership Matters: The Four I's of Leadership
Inspirational Leadership Matters: The Four I's of Leadership - News News
There is a growing interest from business to encourage leadership skills, develop leadership abilities, and build leadership knowledge. More
Orchard IPM - Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials
Orchard IPM - Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials - News News
This Penn State Extension publication, in Spanish and English, is designed for use by orchard employees - often the first individuals to detect a new occurrence of a fruit disease or insect pest. More
Video Series: Integrated Weed Management and Scouting
Video Series: Integrated Weed Management and Scouting - News News
Managing weeds is one of the most challenging aspects of growing fruits and vegetables for commercial sale. More
Home sales in Lehigh County, PA from city-data.com.
Start Farming: Finding Our Customers - News News
Ultimately, good sales is about listening and solving problems for our customers and, like everyone else, our customers have problems. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Supporting Young, New, and Minority Farmers - News News
Two grants support Penn State's Extension programs for a next generation of farmers. More
La Inspección de Malezas en los Árboles Frutales
La Inspección de Malezas en los Árboles Frutales - Videos Videos

La Inspección de Malezas en los Árboles Frutales

Lee Stivers, Tara Baugher

7:38

El manejo integrado de malezas en los árboles frutales comienza con la inspección y identificación de malezas. More
La Inspección de Malezas en los Cultivos de Hortalizas
La Inspección de Malezas en los Cultivos de Hortalizas - Videos Videos
El manejo integrado de malezas en los cultivos de hortalizas comienza con la inspección y identificación de malezas. More
Manejo Integrado de Malezas para Árboles Frutales y Verduras:
Manejo Integrado de Malezas para Árboles Frutales y Verduras: - Videos Videos
El control de malezas es uno de los aspectos más difíciles del cultivo de frutas y verduras. Este video describe estrategias que puede usar para controlar malezas a través de un enfoque integrado de manejo de malezas. More
Hail damaged apples which now have no value. Photo: Lynn Kime, Penn State
Insurance Options for Small and Beginning Farmers - News News
Small and beginning farmers qualify for several programs that can provide a much needed safety net. More
Start Farming "Models for the Future"
Start Farming "Models for the Future" - Videos Videos

Start Farming "Models for the Future"

Megan Chawner

8:54

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
Mapping your Business with SWOT
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Mapping your Business with SWOT

Winifred W. Mc Gee

14:25

Brainstorming the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) associated with starting, or diversifying, a farm will proactively identify risks and appropriate mitigation strategies. More
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production - Videos Videos

Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production

Lee Stivers, Tara Baugher, Michael Basedow

8:37

Integrated Weed Management in fruit production starts with scouting and identifying weeds. More
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Vegetable Production
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Vegetable Production - Videos Videos
Integrated Weed Management in vegetable production starts with scouting and identifying weeds. More
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production - Videos Videos
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. More
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards - Videos Videos

Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Michael Basedow

9:53

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
Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates
Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates - Videos Videos

Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates

Marley E Skinner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada, Tianna DuPont, Mike Basedow

8:37

Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas. More
Guide to Better Apple Picking - Training Video in English or Spanish
Guide to Better Apple Picking - Training Video in English or Spanish - News News
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples. More
Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos
Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos - Videos Videos

Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

9:09

Este video muestra los sistemas de muralla frutal Quad V y Hex V en duraznos. More
Innovations in Peach Training Systems
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Innovations in Peach Training Systems

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

8:19

This video discusses the Quad V and Hex V fruiting wall systems. More
Razones para Lavar los Productos Frescos
Razones para Lavar los Productos Frescos - Videos Videos

Razones para Lavar los Productos Frescos

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Lee Stivers

14:49

Las consideraciones de seguridad alimentaria son de importancia crítica durante e inmediatamente después de lavar las frutas y hortalizas frescas. More
Tipos de Sistemas de Lavado
Tipos de Sistemas de Lavado - Videos Videos

Tipos de Sistemas de Lavado

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Lee Stivers

13:57

La necesidad de añadir desinfectantes al agua de lavado depende del tipo de sistema de lavado utilizado. More
Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases
Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases - Videos Videos

Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases

Marley E Skinner, Mike Basedow

8:21

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. More
Getting Started in Hops Production
Getting Started in Hops Production - Videos Videos

Getting Started in Hops Production

Tanner Delvalle

12:22

There are several important factors that must be considered before growing hops commercially. More
Organic Field Crop Study Circles in Pennsylvania
Organic Field Crop Study Circles in Pennsylvania - News News
Study Circle meetings provide a relaxed atmosphere where participants share information with each other as well as learn from and ask questions of the experts. More
¿Dónde Debo Plantar Mis Cultivos?
¿Dónde Debo Plantar Mis Cultivos? - Videos Videos

¿Dónde Debo Plantar Mis Cultivos?

Lee Stivers

10:43

Este video describe los pasos básicos que Usted debe seguir para planificar una rotación de cultivos de hortalizas desde el principio. More
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