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.
In this online course, learn about producing dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese. Apply marketing and financial tools to make profitable decisions.
The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business.
This video will explain what a feasibility study is, how it differs from a business plan, and explain the process for completing one.
Adding value to your meat production will require contacting and working with a slaughtering facility or building your own.
As of 2014, there were 84 dairy plants producing one or more dairy products in Pennsylvania.
Starting a value-added business can be both rewarding and time consuming to complete the necessary steps to begin production.
Explore marketing to various sectors to maintain a successful business.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services is responsible for enforcing food regulations and inspecting food establishments.
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There is a difference between price and pricing. Each method has own advantages and disadvantages.
Setting up a food-processing business in your home has advantages and disadvantages. This fact sheet provides considerations for how to set up your food-processing business.
Starting any business is no easy task. You'll have to prepare yourself for the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed in the food business.
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) 2012 Census of Agriculture, PA ranks 2nd in production of poultry and eggs with sales of over $1.3 billion.
If you have started or are planning to begin a value-added food business, you should consider your risk management plan and what will be included within that plan.
This fact sheet will help you learn about how to register your food business in Pennsylvania.
Before starting your new food business, you need a clear vision of how you want your business to operate; how it will be managed, marketed, financed, and how you expect it to perform in the future.