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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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Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases
Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases - Videos Videos

Scouting and Identifying Tomato Diseases

Marley E Skinner

8:21

Tomatoes are an important and profitable crop for many vegetable growers. This video reviews the basics of proper scouting and identification of common diseases and their symptoms. More
Producción de Espárragos
Producción de Espárragos - Articles Articles
El espárrago es un cultivo perenne que se presta bien a las operaciones agrícolas a pequeña escala y a tiempo parcial con muchas oportunidades en el mercado. More
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Producción de Calabaza - Articles Articles
Las calabazas son un cultivo que se presta bien a las operaciones agrícolas a pequeña escala y a tiempo parcial. More
Keeping Honey Bees
Keeping Honey Bees - Articles Articles
The honey bee’s plight has struck a sympathetic nerve with many folks. Maybe you’re one of them. More
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Producción de Pepino - Articles Articles
Los pepinos se prestan bien a las operaciones agrícolas a pequeña escala ya tiempo parcial y existen múltiples mercados para los productores con menos de 5 acres. More
Producción de Carne de Vacas/Terneros
Producción de Carne de Vacas/Terneros - Articles Articles
Los productores pueden retener las becerras para la expansión del rebaño o venderlas, junto con los novillos, a los operadores de lotes de engorde. More
On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting
On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting - Articles Articles

On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom Butzler

Huntsinger Farm Inc. in Hegins, Pennsylvania specializes in potato production, packing, and wholesale marketing. 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
Getting Started in Hops Production
Getting Started in Hops Production - Videos Videos

Getting Started in Hops Production

Tanner Delvalle

12:22

There are several important factors that must be considered before growing hops commercially. More
Tobacco Mosaic Virus on petunia. Photo: T. Ford, Penn State
Tobacco Mosaic Virus Prevention Starts with Worker Training - Articles Articles
The most important way that Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) can be spread from plant to plant is on workers' hands, clothing or on tools. More
Photo: Seedling, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr.com (CC BY 2.0)
Understanding Seeds and Seedling Biology - Articles Articles
Most vegetable crops start their life as seeds. More
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
Food for Profit - Online Courses Online Courses

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