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.
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities.
Farmers are often surprised by the amount of record keeping that their agricultural enterprise can entail. After all, your passion is likely in the production of your crops!
The most important way that Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) can be spread from plant to plant is on workers' hands, clothing or on tools.
This video will explain what a feasibility study is, how it differs from a business plan, and explain the process for completing one.
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Winter low temperatures and high energy prices have greenhouse operators across the state looking for ways to manage heating and power costs.
This guide will assist you in starting an exciting and rewarding career in the Green Industry: landscape, lawn, nursery and greenhouse businesses.
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The specialty cut-flower business may fit well into a small-scale and part-time farming operation.
Farm Profiles are designed to give new producers ideas and advice from experienced producers. Individual products are mentioned as examples not as an endorsement.
Greenhouse production may be year-round and can provide valuable cash flow throughout the year.