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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Best Practices: Customer Service Training
Best Practices: Customer Service Training - Workshops Workshops
Participants will learn to greet and serve customers to attract new business and retain existing patrons. More
Photo courtesy of Just Harvest
Building a Farmers Market - Workshops Workshops
Walk through the Market Square Farmers Market as a case study to learn about how to build a successful farmers market yourself. More
Photo courtesy of Grow Pittsburgh
Introduction to Selling Homegrown Produce - Workshops Workshops
Learn about your options as a backyard grower when it comes to selling your produce. More
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
"Exploration-Innovation" by Missy Schmidt on flickr.com CC BY 2.0
Exploring USDA Small Business Innovation Research - Workshops Workshops
A workshop introducing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, a federal initiative for grant funding of innovative research conducted by small businesses. More
Distillers Tour
Distillers Tour - Workshops Workshops
Join us to discuss distillery business operations, production, and marketing. More
Photo courtesy of Just Harvest
Understanding Nutrition Benefits at Farmers Markets - Workshops Workshops
Expand your business and grow customer connections with SNAP, FMNP Vouchers, and other payment methods at your market. 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
Small Engine Workshop
Small Engine Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Learn about small gasoline engine uses, operations, and maintenance. The workshop will focus on maintenance and troubleshooting typical problems of engine operation for small gasoline engines. 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
Urban Farmers Market Workshop: Accepting Nutrition Benefits
Urban Farmers Market Workshop: Accepting Nutrition Benefits - Workshops Workshops
Mutually Beneficial: Growing Customer Connections with SNAP, FMNP Vouchers, and Other Payment Methods at Your Market More
Urban Farmers Market Workshop: Starting a Community Market
Urban Farmers Market Workshop: Starting a Community Market - Workshops Workshops
Overview of the market opportunities and legal considerations, a panel discussion and Q+A, and a working session to bring your market vision to fruition 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
Holistic Horticulture: Good Agriculture Practices and Pruning
Holistic Horticulture: Good Agriculture Practices and Pruning - Workshops Workshops
Practical orchard field training for Spanish-speaking workers in the fruit industry. More
Farmers Market Managers Conference
Farmers Market Managers Conference - Workshops Workshops
Learn from fellow market managers at the Farmers Market Managers Conference and gain the skills to enhance and improve your farmers market. 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
learning from each other
New Grower Study Circle - Workshops Workshops
Study circle for diverse vegetable operations in Pennsylvania More
Specialty Crop Tour for Young Growers
Specialty Crop Tour for Young Growers - Workshops Workshops

Specialty Crop Tour for Young Growers

12/05/2018

Bridgeton, NJ

Free
Specialty Crop Tours for Young Growers provide enlightening farm tours for members of The Young Grower Alliance to some of the most innovative farming operations. More
Science Behind Horticulture Training in Spanish
Science Behind Horticulture Training in Spanish - Workshops Workshops
Field training for Spanish speakers in the Fruit Industry. 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
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
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Exploring the Small Farm Dream - Workshops Workshops

Exploring the Small Farm Dream

11/01/2018

Leesport, PA

$125.00
Are you thinking about starting a farm business? Join us and decide on an action plan that works best for your business goals. More
produce for sale
Food for Profit: Starting your Food Business - Workshops Workshops

Food for Profit: Starting your Food Business

11/01/2018

Towanda, PA

$65.00
The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business. More
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Living on a Few Acres - Workshops Workshops
The Living on a Few Acres program is designed to provide individuals interested in beginning or improving upon an existing, small-scale agricultural operation. More
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