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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Guide to Better Apple Picking - Training Video in English or Spanish
Guide to Better Apple Picking - Training Video in English or Spanish - News News
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples. More
Upcoming 2017 Fall Survey for Beginning Farmers
Upcoming 2017 Fall Survey for Beginning Farmers - News News
Sometime in early Fall 2017, we will be sending a link to a survey for our readers to complete. More
Zenik Crespo (back, right) assists Hispanic participants as they identify weeds at Johnston’s Everygreen Nursery in Erie. Photo: L. Follett, Johnston’s Evergreen Nursery
Bilingual Workshops Teach Integrated Weed Management - News News
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Supporting Young, New, and Minority Farmers - News News
Two grants support Penn State's Extension programs for a next generation of farmers. More
Mowing the sudex cover crop at the blueberry site at Five Elements Farm. The sudex was sown to compete against weeds, and was incorporated to add organic matter to the soil. Photo by J. Bozzelli.
Adding Small Fruits to Your Small Farm - News News
On a recent trip to a wholesale marketing cooperative, the manager explained how she is always looking for more fruit from her growers. More
Orchard IPM - Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials
Orchard IPM - Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials - News News
This Penn State Extension publication, in Spanish and English, is designed for use by orchard employees - often the first individuals to detect a new occurrence of a fruit disease or insect pest. More
Scholl Orchards location in Kempton, Pennsylvania
An Evening With Scholl Orchards - News News

An Evening With Scholl Orchards

03/09/2017

The Lehigh Valley Study Circle Network began its 2017 season with a meeting hosted by Scholl Orchards, located in Bethlehem and Kempton PA. More
Organic Field Crop Study Circles in Pennsylvania
Organic Field Crop Study Circles in Pennsylvania - News News
Study Circle meetings provide a relaxed atmosphere where participants share information with each other as well as learn from and ask questions of the experts. More
Videos have been translated into Spanish by native speakers to explain horticultural topics important to Hispanic and Latino fruit producers.
Extension Translates Tree Fruit Videos into Spanish - News News
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for Spanish speaking fruit growers. More
Start with the right tools: production guides, paper, pen, and a farm map!
Where Do I Put My Crops? A Quick Guide to Planning a Vegetable Crop Rotation - News News
Starting up a new vegetable farm requires a lot of planning. 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
Study circle locations across Pennsylvania
Western Hub Study Circle - News News

Western Hub Study Circle

06/10/2016

Penn State Extension has teamed up with beginning and establishing growers across the state to offer study circle discussion groups. More
Young Latino growers learn how to scout an orchard during a hands-on field training.
Learning Preferences of Next Generation Farmers - News News
Penn State Extension is assessing how best to tailor our outreach and extension programming for those of you who will be the next generation of farmers. More
Supporting Farmers in their Start-Up and Establishing Years
Supporting Farmers in their Start-Up and Establishing Years - News News
Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. More