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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Food for Profit: Starting your Food Business - Workshops Workshops

Food for Profit: Starting your Food Business

Multiple Options Available

$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
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
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
Retail Farm Market School
Retail Farm Market School - Online Courses Online Courses

Retail Farm Market School

9

6 hours

$169.00
This online course teaches the basics of handling, preparing, and selling produce. Learn hands-on strategies to apply at markets and roadside stands. More
Food for Profit
Food for Profit - Online Courses Online Courses

Food for Profit

9

4 hours, 30 minutes

$279.00
In this online course, small-scale food business entrepreneurs learn how to create a business using marketing, pricing, financing, and risk management tools. More
Introduction to Value-Added Dairy
Introduction to Value-Added Dairy - Online Courses Online Courses

Introduction to Value-Added Dairy

5

3 hours

$59.00
In this online course, learn about producing dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese. Apply marketing and financial tools to make profitable decisions. 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
Orchard Management: Site Planning and Preparation
Orchard Management: Site Planning and Preparation - Online Courses Online Courses
$89.00
This course is designed for beginning tree fruit growers. Learn to choose an appropriate orchard site, address climate considerations and prepare for planting. 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
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New Grower Study Circle - Workshops Workshops
Study circle for diverse vegetable operations in Pennsylvania 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
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
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
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
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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
Distillers Tour
Distillers Tour - Workshops Workshops
Join us to discuss distillery business operations, production, and marketing. More
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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
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Introduction to Selling Homegrown Produce - Workshops Workshops
Learn about your options as a backyard grower when it comes to selling your produce. More
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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
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