Getting Started

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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Mowing the sudex cover crop at the blueberry site at Five Elements Farm. The sudex was sown to compete against weeds, and was incorporated to add organic matter to the soil. Photo by J. Bozzelli.
Adding Small Fruits to Your Small Farm - News News
On a recent trip to a wholesale marketing cooperative, the manager explained how she is always looking for more fruit from her growers. 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

12/07/2017

Lebanon, 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
Orchard IPM - Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials
Orchard IPM - Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials - News News
This Penn State Extension publication, in Spanish and English, is designed for use by orchard employees - often the first individuals to detect a new occurrence of a fruit disease or insect pest. More
Agritourism and Ag Safety
Agritourism and Ag Safety - Articles Articles
Have you considered ways to diversify your farm operation? Many families explore options for farm activities that invite the public onto their farm. More
2015 Tomato Crop at Scholl Orchards, Kempton PA
Tomato Support Methods - Articles Articles

Tomato Support Methods

Megan Chawner

This article provides an overview of the many different ways tomatoes can be staked or trellised- either in the field, high tunnel or greenhouse system. 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
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Management Requirements for Meat Bird Flocks - Articles Articles
Understanding the best breeds to raise and best management practices requirements to raise meat chickens successfully. More
Organic Certification
Organic Certification - Videos Videos

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
Poultry Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment
Poultry Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment - Articles Articles
Cannibalism in fowl is a costly and vicious habit that poultry producers cannot afford to ignore. More