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Product Pricing: What Do I Charge?
Product Pricing: What Do I Charge? - Articles Articles
Price can be a determining factor for whether or not consumers purchase a product. Product pricing should account for cost of production, financial goals, and consumer demographics. More
Entering the Dairy Industry - Dairy Rental and Sharemilking Agreements
Entering the Dairy Industry - Dairy Rental and Sharemilking Agreements - Articles Articles
Dairy farming requires a large capital investment. Extension Dairy Educator, Mat Haan weighs in on two potential options for getting a start in the industry. More
Marketing Poultry Slaughtered Under USDA Exemption
Marketing Poultry Slaughtered Under USDA Exemption - Articles Articles
Are you raising poultry and wondering what rules apply to you? The following summary states where you can sell your poultry depending on how it was processed and what other regulations apply. More
Registering Your Business
Registering Your Business - Articles Articles

Registering Your Business

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This fact sheet will help you learn about how to register your food business in Pennsylvania. More
Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture - Articles Articles
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services is responsible for enforcing food regulations and inspecting food establishments. More
Before You Start
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Before You Start

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Starting any business is no easy task. You'll have to prepare yourself for the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed in the food business. More
Home Food Processing
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Home Food Processing

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Setting up a food-processing business in your home has advantages and disadvantages. This fact sheet provides considerations for how to set up your food-processing business. More
Business Planning
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Business Planning

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Before starting your new food business, you need a clear vision of how you want your business to operate; how it will be managed, marketed, financed, and how you expect it to perform in the future. More
Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs
Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs - Articles Articles
Food business owners are held responsible for any harm that comes to employees, visitors who come to your establishment, and consumers who eat your products. More
Price and Pricing
Price and Pricing - Articles Articles

Price and Pricing

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

There is a difference between price and pricing. Each method has own advantages and disadvantages. More
Shared Commercial Kitchens In and Around Pennsylvania
Shared Commercial Kitchens In and Around Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Shared commercial kitchens, sometimes called kitchen incubators, are commercial kitchens where you can prepare and process your new food product. More
Pheasants
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Pheasant Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Professional game breeders in Pennsylvania produce one-half million commercial pheasants annually, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission also produces birds. More
Dairy Heifers
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Dairy Heifer Production

Jud Heinrichs, Virginia A. Ishler, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

In most herds, dairy farmers replace 25 to 30 percent of the herd each year. These replacements represent a significant financial investment. More
Potting Media and Plant Propagation
Potting Media and Plant Propagation - Articles Articles
This article outlines basic recipes for potting media and research on organic transplant production. More
Poultry and Game Birds
Poultry and Game Birds - Articles Articles
Pennsylvania has a vibrant poultry and game bird industry. More