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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Calves and Heifers
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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
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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
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
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