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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A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in tomato plantings.
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A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in winter squash plantings.
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Harvest Valley Farms is a fourth generation family farm. The farm is now owned and operated by Larry, Art, and David King.
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Joe and Sara Bozzelli founded Five Elements Farm in 2007.
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Founded in 2011, Good Work Farm feeds 125 families through Community Supported Agriculture Shares (CSA).
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Bedminster Orchard is located on 16 Acres in Perkasie, Pa and is owned and operated by Brett Saddington.
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Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas.
The Lehigh Valley Study Circle Network began its 2017 season with a meeting hosted by Scholl Orchards, located in Bethlehem and Kempton PA.
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Tomatoes are an important and profitable crop for many vegetable growers. This video reviews the basics of proper scouting and identification of common diseases and their symptoms.
On a recent trip to a wholesale marketing cooperative, the manager explained how she is always looking for more fruit from her growers.
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Penn State Extension partners with seven growers across the Commonwealth to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers.
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Find Start Farming courses and study circles in your region.
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On-farm demonstration plots are a key component of "Supporting Pennsylvania New Farmers in the Start-up, Re-strategizing, and Establishing Years".
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Here we talk about some of the physical properties of soil including organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction.
Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable.