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.
Two grants support Penn State's Extension programs for a next generation of farmers.
Practical orchard field training for Spanish-speaking workers in the fruit industry.
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Learn from fellow market managers at the Farmers Market Managers Conference and gain the skills to enhance and improve your farmers market.
Small and beginning farmers qualify for several programs that can provide a much needed safety net.
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples.
This course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.
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.
The Lehigh Valley Study Circle Network began its 2017 season with a meeting hosted by Scholl Orchards, located in Bethlehem and Kempton PA.
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.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for Spanish speaking fruit growers.
Starting up a new vegetable farm requires a lot of planning.
The Penn State Tree Fruit Extension team is launching a series of videos which provide information on areas of interest to beginning growers in ten minutes or less.
Penn State Extension has teamed up with beginning and establishing growers across the state to offer study circle discussion groups.