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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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Models for the Future: Good Works Farm
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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
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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
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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
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Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

9:53

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
Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates
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Explorando e Identificando Enfermedades en Tomates

Marley E Skinner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

8:37

Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas. More
Guide to Better Apple Picking - Training Video in English or Spanish
Guide to Better Apple Picking - Training Video in English or Spanish - News News
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples. More
Upcoming 2017 Fall Survey for Beginning Farmers
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Sometime in early Fall 2017, we will be sending a link to a survey for our readers to complete. More
Zenik Crespo (back, right) assists Hispanic participants as they identify weeds at Johnston’s Everygreen Nursery in Erie. Photo: L. Follett, Johnston’s Evergreen Nursery
Bilingual Workshops Teach Integrated Weed Management - News News
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities. More
AgMap Flyer
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AgMap Flyer

Rick Day, Ph.D.

AgMap is Pennsylvania's agricultural network that helps consumers, farmers, and businesses find local producers and suppliers of unlimited agricultural commodities and services. More
Selecting the Right Seeding and Transplanting Strategies
Selecting the Right Seeding and Transplanting Strategies - Articles Articles
Figure out which strategies and what equipment fit with your scale, your finances, and your style with this overview. More
Scholl Orchards location in Kempton, Pennsylvania
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An Evening With Scholl Orchards

09/03/2017

The Lehigh Valley Study Circle Network began its 2017 season with a meeting hosted by Scholl Orchards, located in Bethlehem and Kempton PA. More
Orchard Management: Site Planning and Preparation
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$89.00
This course is designed for beginning tree fruit growers. Learn to choose an appropriate orchard site, address climate considerations and prepare for planting. More
Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos
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Innovaciones en Sistemas de Formación de Duraznos

James Schupp, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

9:09

Este video muestra los sistemas de muralla frutal Quad V y Hex V en duraznos. More