Information on business management, including land and equipment, renting agricultural land, electronic record-keeping, regulatory issues, choosing legal structure, tractors and equipment.
If you rely on a backpack sprayer, it is important to choose the right sprayer, calibrate correctly, measure correctly and use the right nozzles. More
Learn about small gasoline engine uses, operations, and maintenance. The workshop will focus on maintenance and troubleshooting typical problems of engine operation for small gasoline engines. More
Learn about cost savings strategies and the yield benefits of precision farming agriculture. More
07:00 PM 03/07/2019 - 08:30 PM 04/11/2019
Join us for these weekly webinars as we cover a wide variety of interests that can pair your passions with a future career! More
Maria L Graziani, MBA, Joseph Petrella
With each year of easement purchases and acreage, Pennsylvania continues to protect quality farmland and the farmer’s ability to farm. More
Learn what to consider and how to communicate about succession, retirement, and estate planning; property transfers; and avoiding unnecessary taxes and costs. More
Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA
This worksheet gives you a simple, easy-to-use method for assessing the traffic-induced soil compaction risk posed by your field equipment. More
Empowering families to get started on their succession plan. More
Spending some time going over your sprayer in the spring can pay dividends. Worn or partially clogged nozzles will cause uneven spray distribution, which can lead to problems later in the season. More
You probably have heard of (or observed) the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) throughout the country. More
Biological Engineering and BioRenewable Systems students from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering benefit from tour. More
This video guides you through how to consider several factors when setting a rate for renting land. Factors include – use, land characteristics, and ownership costs, among others. More
If you didn’t write it down it never happened; it’s a lesson often learned the hard way. More
Tools and Apps
A simple method of providing first-hand information about hazards, a process for evaluating hazards, and recommendations on correcting hazards. More
Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Jeffrey Stoltzfus, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.
We visited with Ephraim Zook at his farm in Ephrata, PA. Ephraim has been farming vegetables on 60 acres since 2000. More
Robert E. Mikesell, Dr. Elizabeth Santini
How to safely move between facilities, to another farm or to a livestock market, during livestock transportation. More
Producer interview covering renting agricultural land. More
Tractors and equipment are important for all farms and may be a barrier to entering farming. More
This article is intended to serve as a reference for converting many different types of measurements quickly and accurately from one system of units to another. More
Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.
We visited with Micah and Bethany Spicher Schonberg and Gabby Bedeian at Plowshare Produce, a certified organic farm located in McAlevys Fort in Huntingdon County. More
A land contract is a tool which can be used in transferring land to the next generation farmer as well. More
Questions to ask when deciding if a contract is necessary and what the terms should be. More
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
Even if you have begun work on a business plan, you may want to review this article in case it brings up issues that you had not yet attended to. More
Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Robert Pollock, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.
Yarnick’s Farm in Indiana, PA includes 250 acres of outdoor production and 20 greenhouses of varying sizes and shapes. More