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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Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards - Videos Videos

Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

9:53

Commercial fruit growers are transitioning their apple orchards to high density production systems, and this is possible due to the availability of size controlling apple rootstocks. More
Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases
Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases - Videos Videos

Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases

Marley E Skinner

8:21

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. More
Injerto de Corona o Corteza
Injerto de Corona o Corteza - Videos Videos

Injerto de Corona o Corteza

Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

8:28

Conforme los consumidores cambian sus preferencias por las manzanas que más disfrutan, los productores pueden convertir porciones de sus huertos a estos nuevos cultivares. More
Soil testing throughout the project helps determine if any soil amendments are needed. Photo: Kristi Kraft
Start Farming: Establishing Farmers Prepare Fields for Fruit Trees - Articles Articles
"Models for the Future" demonstration plots showcase best management practices for producers in the establishing years of developing their farm enterprises. More
Learn Now Videos provide concise, step by step information for growers in a variety of subject areas on demand.
Tree Fruit Extension Programming On Demand - News News
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. More