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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Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking

Sarah Cornelisse, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The renaissance of farm-based dairy processing can be attractive, but it is imperative that farmers research and plan all aspects of a new enterprise. More
Dairy Cows - Getting Started
Dairy Cows - Getting Started - Articles Articles
Milk cows are the income generator for dairy farms. Proper nutrition and herd management, and many other factors are required for success. More
Calves and Heifers
Calves and Heifers - Articles Articles

Calves and Heifers

Sarah Cornelisse

Calves and heifers are the next generation on the dairy farm and their health and management will strongly influence the future of the business. More
Introduction to Value-Added Dairy
Introduction to Value-Added Dairy - Online Courses Online Courses

Introduction to Value-Added Dairy


3 hours

In this online course, learn about producing dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese. Apply marketing and financial tools to make profitable decisions. More
Value-Added Agriculture: Dairy Products
Value-Added Agriculture: Dairy Products - Articles Articles
As of 2014, there were 84 dairy plants producing one or more dairy products in Pennsylvania. More
Product Pricing: What Do I Charge?
Product Pricing: What Do I Charge? - Articles Articles
Price can be a determining factor for whether or not consumers purchase a product. Product pricing should account for cost of production, financial goals, and consumer demographics. More
Custom Agricultural Business: A Guide to Get You Started
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Custom Agricultural Business: A Guide to Get You Started

Sarah Cornelisse, Jeffrey Hyde, Ph.D.


Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? More