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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Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production - Videos Videos
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
El arar puede beneficiar o perjudicar la calidad del suelo. Foto cortesiá de Penn State Extension.
Introducción a los Suelos: El Manejo de los Suelos - Articles Articles
El Manejo de los suelos More
Moldboard plowing, shown here, is a type of primary tillage. Photo courtesy of Penn State Extension
Introduction to Soils: Managing Soils - Articles Articles
This article provides information on how different soil management practices affect soil quality and crop production. More
Collecting a soil sample to measure soil quality. Photo courtesy of Penn State Extension.
Introduction to Soils: Soil Quality - Articles Articles
Soil quality is how well soil does what we want it to do. A healthy, high-quality soil is fertile, has good soil structure, and is biologically active. More
Recolección de una muestra para análisis de suelo. Foto cortesiá de Penn State Extension
Introducción a los Suelos: La Calidad de los Suelos - Articles Articles
La calidad del suelo es lo bien que el suelo hace lo que queremos que haga. Un suelo sano y de alta calidad es fértil, tiene buena estructura del suelo y es biológicamente activo. More
Models for the Future: Tomato Production Budget
Models for the Future: Tomato Production Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Models for the Future: Tomato Production Budget

Lynn Kime, Marley E Skinner, Lee Stivers

A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in tomato plantings. More
Models for the Future: Winter Squash Production Budget
Models for the Future: Winter Squash Production Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Models for the Future: Winter Squash Production Budget

Lynn Kime, Lee Stivers, Marley E Skinner

A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in winter squash plantings. More
Models for the Future: Strawberry Budget
Models for the Future: Strawberry Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in strawberry plantings. More
Dave King and his son Eli.
Models for the Future: Harvest Valley Farm - Articles Articles

Models for the Future: Harvest Valley Farm

Lee Stivers, Marley E Skinner

Harvest Valley Farms is a fourth generation family farm. The farm is now owned and operated by Larry, Art, and David King. More
Models for the Future: Five Elements Farm
Models for the Future: Five Elements Farm - Articles Articles

Models for the Future: Five Elements Farm

Robert Pollock, Marley E Skinner

Joe and Sara Bozzelli founded Five Elements Farm in 2007. More
Models for the Future: Good Works Farm
Models for the Future: Good Works Farm - Articles Articles

Models for the Future: Good Works Farm

Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner

Founded in 2011, Good Work Farm feeds 125 families through Community Supported Agriculture Shares (CSA). More
Models for the Future: Blueberry Budget
Models for the Future: Blueberry Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Models for the Future: Blueberry Budget

Lynn Kime, Robert Pollock

A spreadsheet tool for assessing pre-plant practices for improving soil health in blueberry plantings. More
Brett Saddington talking with Dr Rob Crassweller about ideal tree fruit density.
Models for the Future: Bedminster Orchard - Articles Articles

Models for the Future: Bedminster Orchard

Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner, Tara Baugher, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Bedminster Orchard is located on 16 Acres in Perkasie, Pa and is owned and operated by Brett Saddington. More
Models for the Future: Apple Budget
Models for the Future: Apple Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Models for the Future: Apple Budget

Lynn Kime, Tara Baugher

A spreadsheet tool for assessing pre-plant practices for improving soil health in orchards. More
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards
Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards - Videos Videos

Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

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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