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Information on farm management and budgeting for forage crops, including seeding and production, crop insurance, and keeping good employees.

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Heidi Myer, PSU Extension
Heidi Myer Joins Field and Forage Crops Team in York County - News News
Penn State Extension welcomed a new Field and Forage Crops Educator to York County in early July. More
Upcoming Events for June 27th
Upcoming Events for June 27th - News News

Upcoming Events for June 27th

06/27/2018

Field Day Announcement: Penn State Hemp Research Field Day, Southeast Research and Extension Center, August 7, 2018 More
Casey Guindon, PSU
Introducing a New Field and Forage Crops Educator in Bradford County - News News
Casey Guindon recently joined Penn State Extension’s Field and Forage Crop Team and is based in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. More
Frequent heavy rains delay planting. Photo credit: Andrew Frankenfield
Crop Insurance: Prevented Planting Details - Articles Articles
More widespread heavy rain has delayed the already delayed corn and soybean planting. Farmers are now considering their options if they still have corn and soybeans to plant. More
Large hay reserves in barn. Photo credit: Dwane Miller.
Are You Selling Hay Instead of Marketing Hay? - News News
In order to obtain a higher price for your hay, you may need to think “marketing” instead of “selling”. More
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
Photo credit: Dwane Miller
Outstanding Lineup Slated for the 2018 PA Forage Conferences - Articles Articles
Visit with industry professionals and farmers and enjoy the day listening and learning about educational topics pertaining to forage production! 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
Spreadsheet to Price Standing Hay-crop Forage
Spreadsheet to Price Standing Hay-crop Forage - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Spreadsheet to Price Standing Hay-crop Forage

Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

This Excel spreadsheet estimates prices for standing hay-crop forage for both a buyer and grower perspectives. More
Aerial image of Penn State’s research hopyard at Rock Springs. Photo by T. Delvalle, Penn State
Are You Using a sUAS as a Tool? - Articles Articles
You probably have heard of (or observed) the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) throughout the country. More
Pasture Grasses and Forages
Pasture Grasses and Forages - Articles Articles
Information on the different types of pasture grasses and clovers used in Pennsylvania. More
Forage Production
Forage Production - Articles Articles
Crop insurance for forage production (alfalfa and mixed alfalfa haystands) in Pennsylvania. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Forage Seeding - Articles Articles
Crop insurance for forage seeding in Pennsylvania (and other Northeastern 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
Crop Cents Mobile App
Crop Cents Mobile App - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Crop Cents Mobile App

Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler, Robert C. Goodling, Jr.

CropCents is a mobile app that calculates actual costs to produce home raised feeds for crop, dairy, and beef producers. 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
Designing Forage Production and Purchase Contracts
Designing Forage Production and Purchase Contracts - Articles Articles
This article is built around an analysis of typical issues that livestock and forage producers face. More
Managing Flood Damaged Crops
Managing Flood Damaged Crops - Articles Articles

Managing Flood Damaged Crops

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

How to manage crops in lowland fields and when damaged by floods. More
Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Flooding
Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Flooding - Articles Articles
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Agribusinesses and Agricultural Producers. Prepared by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Short Rotations for Alfalfa Profitability - Articles Articles
Rotating alfalfa to corn has many economical advantages. More
Growing Corn and Corn Silage on a Budget
Growing Corn and Corn Silage on a Budget - Articles Articles
Whether you grow corn for grain or silage, learn about some management factors you can control. More
The Crop Costs Conversation: Get the Most out of Your Cropping Plan
The Crop Costs Conversation: Get the Most out of Your Cropping Plan - Articles Articles
Actual production costs for forage and grains can vary greatly from market prices. It pays to know your true costs. More