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.
Articles ByElsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom Butzler
Huntsinger Farm Inc. in Hegins, Pennsylvania specializes in potato production, packing, and wholesale marketing.
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.
It is easier to plant early spring vegetables after winter cover crops if you use low residue winter-killed crops.
More Articles ByMary Barbercheck, Ph.D.
This article provides basic information about organic farming, including getting started, considering your product/market, and deciding whether to be certified.
More Articles ByElsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Thomas Ford
New Morning Farm is a certified organic diversified vegetable farm on 95 acres of land in Hustontown in southern Huntingdon County.
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it?
These two hot bed systems are a step up from growing under lights or in your kitchen window without all the costs of heating an entire greenhouse.
Creating a good plan for crop rotation in an easy-to-read map has many benefits.
More Articles ByJayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime
Debido a la amplia diversidad de tipos y el alto consumo por los consumidores, las papas son una buena opción empresarial para muchos productores.
La base de un programa de Manejo Integral de Plagas es la exploración.
With regular and systematic scouting you will be more able to detect plant problems before they get out of hand.
¿Hay algún problema con su planta? ¿Cuál es la causa? No asuma que sabe la respuesta y accidentalmente trate el problema equivocado.
More Videos ByLynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
Potato Grower Interview
The production of early potatoes for direct marketing or sale to consumers can be a very lucrative enterprise for many growers who only grow 3-5 acres of potatoes in Pennsylvania.
In order to look at the possible labor and resource savings, Penn State Extension educators working with growers, laid biodegradable mulch at seven sites around the state.