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.
Videos ByMegan Chawner Length8:54
This video shares impacts from a Penn State Extension beginning farmer project to establish on-farm apple demonstration plots, called “Models for the Future”.
More Videos ByWinifred W. Mc Gee Length14:25
Brainstorming the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) associated with starting, or diversifying, a farm will proactively identify risks and appropriate mitigation strategies.
More Videos ByLee Stivers, Tara Baugher Length8:37
Integrated Weed Management in fruit production starts with scouting and identifying weeds.
Integrated Weed Management in vegetable production starts with scouting and identifying weeds.
Managing weeds is one of the most challenging aspects of growing fruits and vegetables. This video describes strategies you can use to control weeds through an integrated weed management approach.
More Videos ByRobert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher Length9:53
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 Videos ByMarley E Skinner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada Length8:37
Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas.
More Videos ByJames Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada Length9:09
Este video muestra los sistemas de muralla frutal Quad V y Hex V en duraznos.
More Videos ByJames Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher Length8:19
This video discusses the Quad V and Hex V fruiting wall systems.
More Videos ByLuke LaBorde, Ph.D., Lee Stivers Length14:49
Las consideraciones de seguridad alimentaria son de importancia crítica durante e inmediatamente después de lavar las frutas y hortalizas frescas.
More Videos ByLuke LaBorde, Ph.D., Lee Stivers Length13:57
La necesidad de añadir desinfectantes al agua de lavado depende del tipo de sistema de lavado utilizado.
More Videos ByMarley E Skinner Length8:21
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 Videos ByTanner Delvalle Length12:22
There are several important factors that must be considered before growing hops commercially.
This video depicts a thorough IPM inspection (inside and outside areas) of a childcare center conducted by a trained IPM professional.
More Videos ByKristy Borrelli Length7:24
This presentation will help you to identify many useful resources and decide if organic certification is appropriate for your farm business.