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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Founded in 2011, Good Work Farm feeds 125 families through Community Supported Agriculture Shares (CSA).
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A spreadsheet tool for assessing pre-plant practices for improving soil health in blueberry plantings.
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Bedminster Orchard is located on 16 Acres in Perkasie, Pa and is owned and operated by Brett Saddington.
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A spreadsheet tool for assessing pre-plant practices for improving soil health in orchards.
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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.
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Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas.
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples.
Sometime in early Fall 2017, we will be sending a link to a survey for our readers to complete.
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities.
AgMap is Pennsylvania's agricultural network that helps consumers, farmers, and businesses find local producers and suppliers of unlimited agricultural commodities and services.
Figure out which strategies and what equipment fit with your scale, your finances, and your style with this overview.
Spanish translation of UI389.
The Lehigh Valley Study Circle Network began its 2017 season with a meeting hosted by Scholl Orchards, located in Bethlehem and Kempton PA.
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This course is designed for beginning tree fruit growers. Learn to choose an appropriate orchard site, address climate considerations and prepare for planting.
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Este video muestra los sistemas de muralla frutal Quad V y Hex V en duraznos.