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Information on farm management and budgeting for cover crops, including crop insurance, diversification, and keeping good employees.

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Industrial Hemp Educational Workshop
Help Us Plan Future Programs - News News

Help Us Plan Future Programs

02/02/2018

We're seeking your help to identify future program needs for field and forage crop producers. Plus, you could win a cooler full of ice cream! More
Justin Brackenrich, PSU
New Agronomy Educator Begins Work in Butler County - News News
Welcome Justin Brackenrich to Butler County. Justin is serving as the new Agronomy Educator with PSU Extension helping provide coverage to Western Pennsylvania. More
Claire Coombs, Extension Educator, Penn State Extension Mercer County
Introducing Claire Coombs to the Crops Team in Mercer County - News News
Claire Coombs joined the Field and Forage Crops Team in late October to help serve farmers in Mercer County More
Learning from Your Own Farm: Farmer/Grower Grant Success Stories
Learning from Your Own Farm: Farmer/Grower Grant Success Stories - Articles Articles
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE-SARE) program provides modest funding to farmers who would like to initiate their own on-farm research. More
Upcoming Events for April
Upcoming Events for April - News News

Upcoming Events for April

09/20/2017

Registration for Penn State Extension Agronomic Field Diagnostic Clinic opening soon! More
Crop Insurance for Grain Sorghum
Crop Insurance for Grain Sorghum - Articles Articles
This article discusses crop insurance for grain sorghum in Pennsylvania (and other Mid-Atlantic states). More
2016 Crop Insurance for Pennsylvania Field Crops
2016 Crop Insurance for Pennsylvania Field Crops - Articles Articles
Multi-peril crop insurance allows you to insure against losses on your farm due to adverse weather conditions, price fluctuations, and unavoidable pests and diseases. More
Cover crops in Fall. Photo: Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
FSA Cover Crop Guidelines - News News

FSA Cover Crop Guidelines

01/04/2017

Recently the FSA, NRCS, and RMA worked together to develop consistent, simple, and flexible policy for cover crop practices. More
Finding and Keeping Good Employees
Finding and Keeping Good Employees - Articles Articles
As a new farmer, managing employees can be a huge challenge. More
Crop Insurance
Crop Insurance - Articles Articles

Crop Insurance

Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee

This document includes a checklist of the information you will need to contact an insurance provider to purchase crop insurance. More
Diversification of Your Operation, Why
Diversification of Your Operation, Why - Articles Articles

Diversification of Your Operation, Why

Lynn Kime, Jeffrey Hyde, Ph.D.

By diversifying, you are spreading the downside risk over more than one enterprise. More
Penn State's Crop Management Extension Program
Penn State's Crop Management Extension Program - Articles Articles
This group strives to improve the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of crop production by providing innovative, and relevant, educational support to crop management professionals. More