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Golden Delicious Apples
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Apple Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations. More
Strawberries on Matted Row
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Strawberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The high value of strawberries creates potential for sizable profit from a small planting; however, the potential for serious problems also exists. More
Red Raspberries
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Red Raspberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Raspberry production is well suited to small farms, as a small area of raspberries can provide significant income and equipment needs for an acre or so of raspberries are not great. More
Wine Grape Production
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Wine Grape Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Grapes are produced in many areas throughout the Commonwealth and lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More
Blueberries
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Highbush Blueberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Blueberries are well suited for small-scale and part-time farm operations. More
Guide to Farming: Tree Fruits
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Before planting your first fruit tree, you should conduct your own research regarding production, marketing, and financing the enterprise. More
Peaches
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Peach Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

The life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years, so the initial investment may be spread over a longer period of time than many crops. More
Diversification of Your Operation, Why
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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
Potting Media and Plant Propagation
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This article outlines basic recipes for potting media and research on organic transplant production. More
Crop Insurance
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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
Guide to Farming - Fruits and Vegetables
Guide to Farming - Fruits and Vegetables - Articles Articles
Information for processing and preserving fruits and vegetables. More
Food is a central part of life in every culture. And eating with others is meaningful. The foods may be different, such as this ugali (corn porridge) and dried fish from Tanzania, but the significance of eating together isn’t.
Making the Most of Cross-Cultural Encounters - Articles Articles
Understanding differences between cultures can provide helpful insight for situations encountered everywhere in our increasingly global society, including common encounters on U.S. farms. More
2016 New Labor Law and Farming
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2016 New Labor Law and Farming

John Berry

5:10

This video illustrates potential impacts on farm businesses due to the newest rules from the US Dept of Labor. More
Developing a Roadside Farm Market
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Developing a Roadside Farm Market

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John Berry, Lynn Kime

Retailing directly to consumers can be a viable alternative marketing strategy and means of increasing profits for many small-scale agricultural ventures. More
Cooperatives
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Cooperatives

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Cooperatives are an ancient concept where a group works together to meet common needs. This informal arrangement evolved over time into a business organization. More
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