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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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Introduction to Value-Added Dairy
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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
Food for Profit
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Food for Profit

9

4 hours, 30 minutes

$279.00
In this online course, small-scale food business entrepreneurs learn how to create a business using marketing, pricing, financing, and risk management tools. More
Retail Farm Market School
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Retail Farm Market School

9

6 hours

$169.00
This online course teaches the basics of handling, preparing, and selling produce. Learn hands-on strategies to apply at markets and roadside stands. More
Organic Field Crop Study Circles in Pennsylvania
Organic Field Crop Study Circles in Pennsylvania - News News
Study Circle meetings provide a relaxed atmosphere where participants share information with each other as well as learn from and ask questions of the experts. More
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
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Exploring the Small Farm Dream

Multiple Options Available

$125.00
This course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you. More
How to Find Pesticide Applicator Certification Exams
How to Find Pesticide Applicator Certification Exams - Articles Articles
Find dates and locations for pesticide applicator certification exams on the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's PaPlants website. More
produce for sale
Food for Profit: Starting your Food Business - Workshops Workshops

Food for Profit: Starting your Food Business

08/21/2018

Reading, 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
¿Dónde Debo Plantar Mis Cultivos?
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¿Dónde Debo Plantar Mis Cultivos?

Lee Stivers

10:43

Este video describe los pasos básicos que Usted debe seguir para planificar una rotación de cultivos de hortalizas desde el principio. More
Scholl Orchards location in Kempton, Pennsylvania
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An Evening With Scholl Orchards

03/09/2017

The Lehigh Valley Study Circle Network began its 2017 season with a meeting hosted by Scholl Orchards, located in Bethlehem and Kempton PA. More
The Seven Steps of Action Planning
The Seven Steps of Action Planning - Articles Articles
Your team and the operation will encounter challenges or problems that must be overcome. We have outlined a seven-step process to assist you in solving problems. More
Fence Planning for Horses
Fence Planning for Horses - Articles Articles

Fence Planning for Horses

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Horse fence can be one of the most attractive features of a horse facility. But not all fence is suitable for horses. More
IPM in Schools is Now Law
IPM in Schools is Now Law - Articles Articles
New legislation at the state level requires schools to provide notification to parents, students and teachers in advance of pesticide applications. More
IPM for Childcare Centers: Inspecting Your Facility Inside and Out
IPM for Childcare Centers: Inspecting Your Facility Inside and Out - Videos Videos
This video depicts a thorough IPM inspection (inside and outside areas) of a childcare center conducted by a trained IPM professional. More
Sex-link hens in their coop
Planning to Start Raising Poultry - Articles Articles
If you are planning to start raising poultry for the first time it is important that you understand best management practices. More
Organic Certification
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Organic Certification

Kristy Borrelli

7:24

This presentation will help you to identify many useful resources and decide if organic certification is appropriate for your farm business. More
Extendiendo la Temporada Productiva con Túneles Altos
Extendiendo la Temporada Productiva con Túneles Altos - Articles Articles
Los túneles altos ofrecen protección a las plantas de tierras saturadas de humedad y temperaturas bajas en la primavera y el otoño con lo cual se extiende la temporada productiva. More
Guia Para Plantar y Transplantar Verduras
Guia Para Plantar y Transplantar Verduras - Articles Articles
Versión en español de la Guía de Plantación y Trasplante de Hortalizas. 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
Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms
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Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms

Tara Baugher, Marley E Skinner, Lynn Kime, Mike Basedow

Penn State Extension partners with seven growers across the Commonwealth to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers. More
Agritainment Definitions and Terms
Agritainment Definitions and Terms - Articles Articles
There are several terms used almost exclusively within the Agritainment and insurance industries. Below is a listing of some of these terms. More
Specialty Crop Tour
Young Grower Alliance offers educational opportunities for young fruit growers taking over the family operation, developing a new enterprise, or innovating production practices. More
Hope Pryde Farm Bed and Breakfast. Their website captures the essence of their patron's experience
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Farm-based Bed and Breakfast

Jeffrey Hyde, Ph.D.

There is a significant and growing interest in B&B’s by farm owners exploring options to diversify their product offerings. More
Injerto de Corona o Corteza
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Injerto de Corona o Corteza

Montserrat Fonseca Estrada, James Schupp, Ph.D., Michael Basedow

8:28

Conforme los consumidores cambian sus preferencias por las manzanas que más disfrutan, los productores pueden convertir porciones de sus huertos a estos nuevos cultivares. More
El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano
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El Sistema de Planos para Huertos de Manzano

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

10:39

El equipo de horticultura de la oficina de Extensión de Penn State ha identificado siete componentes fundamentales para un sistema de planos para huertos de manzana exitosos llamado “blueprint”. More