Getting Started

Start farming aims to enhance the success of small and beginning farmers by providing education and hands-on training in: production, marketing, financial management, land acquisition, and other resource acquisition. This program supports beginning producers exploring, planning and establishing their farms as well as new women farmers, young next generation producers and next generation Hispanic producers.

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Pheasants
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Pheasant Production

R. Michael Hulet, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Professional game breeders in Pennsylvania produce one-half million commercial pheasants annually, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission also produces birds. More
Turkeys
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Small-Flock Turkey Production

R. Michael Hulet, Phillip Clauer, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Raising turkeys can be a satisfying educational activity as well as a source of economical, high-quality meat for your family and friends. More
Bobwhite Quail
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Bobwhite Quail Production

Phillip Clauer, R. Michael Hulet, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

In Pennsylvania and other parts of the country, loss of natural habitats has created market demand for commercially bred birds, which are used to stock shooting preserves and wild areas. More
Chukar
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Partridge Production

R. Michael Hulet, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Partridge producers typically raise one of two distinct species, the chukar or the Hungarian partridge. More