Business Management

Information on commercial food processing business management, including starting your food business, business planning, insurance, marketing and registering your business. Tips on produce packing, home food processing and shared commercial kitchens.

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Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking

Sarah Cornelisse, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Emily Montgomery

The renaissance of farm-based dairy processing can be attractive, but it is imperative that farmers research and plan all aspects of a new enterprise. More
Pennsylvania Dairy Plant and Raw Milk Directory
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Pennsylvania Dairy Plant and Raw Milk Directory

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

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$3.85
This 2014 publication provides a listing of the dairy foods permit holders in Pennsylvania, including dairies holding PDA grade A, non-grade A, manufacturing, aged cheese, and raw milk permits. More
Penn State Extension Cheese Tracking System
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Penn State Extension Cheese Tracking System

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Cheese Tracking System helps cheesemakers track quality and consistency attributes in order to improve their cheese and troubleshoot problems. More
Food for Profit
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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
Using it all: Drying Apples
Using it all: Drying Apples - Videos Videos

Using it all: Drying Apples

Winifred W. Mc Gee, Litha Sivanandan

11:52

Adding value, converting produce to shelf stable items, helps farmers recoup production costs. This video shows steps of preparing, producing and packaging to convert fresh apples to dried slices. More
Understanding Beef Carcass Yields and Losses During Processing
Understanding Beef Carcass Yields and Losses During Processing - Articles Articles
Understanding the factors involved in estimating the amount of beef derived from the live animal will assist cattle producers who directly market their beef. More
Value-Added Agriculture: Dairy Products
Value-Added Agriculture: Dairy Products - Articles Articles
As of 2014, there were 84 dairy plants producing one or more dairy products in Pennsylvania. More
Produce Packing Guidelines
Produce Packing Guidelines - Articles Articles
Key points to remember are quality and uniform product as well as good communication skills. 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
Food for Profit: Registering Your Business
Food for Profit: Registering Your Business - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Registering Your Business

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

This article will help you learn about how to register your food business in Pennsylvania. More
Food for Profit: Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Food for Profit: 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
Food For Profit: Price and Pricing
Food For Profit: Price and Pricing - Articles Articles

Food For Profit: Price and Pricing

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

There is a difference between price and pricing. Each method has own advantages and disadvantages. More
Food For Profit: Marketing Your Food Product
Food For Profit: Marketing Your Food Product - Articles Articles

Food For Profit: Marketing Your Food Product

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

Marketing is more than advertising; it is everything you do to promote your business and your food products, from the moment you conceive of a product to the point at which customers buy it. More
Food for Profit: Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs
Food for Profit: Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

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
Food for Profit: Food Labels
Food for Profit: Food Labels - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Food Labels

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

Food label regulations dictate the type of information that must be on the label and where it can be placed on the package. More
Food for Profit: Business Planning
Food for Profit: Business Planning - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Business Planning

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

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
Food for Profit: Home Food Processing
Food for Profit: Home Food Processing - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Home Food Processing

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

Setting up a food-processing business in your home has advantages and disadvantages. This article describes considerations for how to set up your food-processing business. More
Food for Profit: Before You Start
Food for Profit: Before You Start - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Before You Start

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

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
Planning a Small Meat-Packing Business
Planning a Small Meat-Packing Business - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
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Find out what's involved in operating a small meat-packing business. More