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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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Introduction to Value-Added Dairy
Introduction to Value-Added Dairy - Online Courses Online Courses

Introduction to Value-Added Dairy

5

3 hours

$59.00
In this online course, learn about producing dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese. Apply marketing and financial tools to make profitable decisions. More
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Food for Profit: Starting your Food Business - Workshops Workshops

Food for Profit: Starting your Food Business

12/07/2017

Lebanon, PA

$65.00
The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business. More
Feasibility Studies - What Are They?
Feasibility Studies - What Are They? - Videos Videos
This video will explain what a feasibility study is, how it differs from a business plan, and explain the process for completing one. More
Livestock and Meats
Livestock and Meats - Articles Articles
Adding value to your meat production will require contacting and working with a slaughtering facility or building your own. 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
Starting a Value-Added Enterprise
Starting a Value-Added Enterprise - Articles Articles
Starting a value-added business can be both rewarding and time consuming to complete the necessary steps to begin production. More
Marketing to Ethnic Segments: Halal Products
Marketing to Ethnic Segments: Halal Products - Articles Articles
Explore marketing to various sectors to maintain a successful business. More
Food for Profit: Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Food for Profit: Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture - Articles Articles
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services is responsible for enforcing food regulations and inspecting food establishments. More
Food For Profit: Price and Pricing
Food For Profit: Price and Pricing - Articles Articles

Food For Profit: Price and Pricing

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

There is a difference between price and pricing. Each method has own advantages and disadvantages. More
Food for Profit: Home Food Processing
Food for Profit: Home Food Processing - Articles Articles
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. More
Food for Profit: Before You Start
Food for Profit: Before You Start - Articles Articles
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. More
Poultry and Game Birds
Poultry and Game Birds - Articles Articles
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. More
Food Venture Risk Management Plan
Food Venture Risk Management Plan - Articles Articles
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. More
Food for Profit: Registering Your Business
Food for Profit: Registering Your Business - Articles Articles
This fact sheet will help you learn about how to register your food business in Pennsylvania. More
Food for Profit: Business Planning
Food for Profit: Business Planning - Articles Articles
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. More
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