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Information on farm management and production budgets for vegetables, including community supported agriculture, crop insurance, farm markets, diversification and produce grower certification. Tips on produce packing and keeping good employees.

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Cucumber
Cucumber Production - Articles Articles

Cucumber Production

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Francesco Di Gioia, Ph. D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D., Steve Bogash

Multiple markets exist for growers with fewer than 5 acres, and many field operations, such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting, can be custom hired. More
Example of a local food school lunch at the School District of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Devon Sundberg.
Farm to School Buyer Grower Meeting - Workshops Workshops
Incorporating Pennsylvania Produce into Child Nutrition Programs for school meals. More
The Scholl Family
Twilight At-Market Workshop at Scholl Orchard - Workshops Workshops
The Scholl family will give a tour of their facility, give a history of their business and explain what makes their business successful. More
FSMA Produce Safety Rule - Coverage and Exemption Tool
FSMA Produce Safety Rule - Coverage and Exemption Tool - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
This interactive questionnaire is designed to help you determine your regulatory status with respect to the FDA's Produce Safety Rule, under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). More
Comunicación es la llave del éxito en una empresa, especialmente una granja con empleados bilingües.
Habilidades de Comunicación en su Operación Hortícola - Articles Articles
La comunicación es un factor importante en la eficiencia de la operación de cualquier lugar de trabajo. More
Models for the Future: Tomato Production Budget
Models for the Future: Tomato Production Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in tomato plantings. More
Models for the Future: Winter Squash Production Budget
Models for the Future: Winter Squash Production Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in winter squash plantings. More
Dave King and his son Eli.
Models for the Future: Harvest Valley Farm - Articles Articles

Models for the Future: Harvest Valley Farm

Marley E Skinner, Lee Stivers

Harvest Valley Farms is a fourth generation family farm. The farm is now owned and operated by Larry, Art, and David King. More
Models for the Future: Good Works Farm
Models for the Future: Good Works Farm - Articles Articles

Models for the Future: Good Works Farm

Marley E Skinner, Megan Chawner

Founded in 2011, Good Work Farm feeds 125 families through Community Supported Agriculture Shares (CSA). More
Guide to Farming - Fruits and Vegetables
Guide to Farming - Fruits and Vegetables - Articles Articles
Information for processing and preserving fruits and vegetables. More
Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms
Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms - Articles Articles

Start Farming "Models for the Future" Living Classrooms

Tara Baugher, Marley E Skinner, Lynn Kime, Mike Basedow

Penn State Extension partners with seven growers across the Commonwealth to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers. More
Sweet Corn, Processing
Sweet Corn, Processing - Articles Articles
This publication discusses crop insurance for processing sweet corn in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and New York. More
Crop Insurance for Processing Tomatoes
Crop Insurance for Processing Tomatoes - Articles Articles
This publication discusses crop insurance for processing tomatoes in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. More
Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training
Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training - Workshops Workshops
$20.00
Fruit and vegetable growers will learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices, and co-management of natural resources and food safety. More
Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training in Spanish
Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training in Spanish - Workshops Workshops
$20.00
Spanish-speaking fruit and vegetable growers will learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices, and co-management of natural resources and food safety. More
Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos: Curso de Capacitación para productores de frutas y hortalizas frescas
Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos: Curso de Capacitación para productores de frutas y hortalizas frescas - Workshops Workshops
$20.00
El Curso de Capacitación de Productores de PSA cumple con el requisito de la Norma de Inocuidad de los Productos de FSMA. More
Parrots made out of tire in Honduras. Photo: E. Sánchez, Penn State
On the Road: La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras - Articles Articles
Recently I spent a week in Honduras as part of a team of researchers working on gender issues in agriculture. 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
Toigo Organic Farms sign. Photo: Bill Lamont
On the Road: Toigo Organic Farms - Articles Articles

On the Road: Toigo Organic Farms

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Thomas Ford, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Toigo Organic Farms is a 5 acre greenhouse farm that grows primarily tomatoes year-round, along with some eggplants and peppers. More
Sweet Corn, Fresh Market
Sweet Corn, Fresh Market - Articles Articles
Crop insurance for fresh market sweet corn in Pennsylvania. More
Crop Insurance for Green Peas
Crop Insurance for Green Peas - Articles Articles
Crop insurance for green peas in Pennsylvania. More
Tomatoes, Fresh-Market, Crop Insurance
Tomatoes, Fresh-Market, Crop Insurance - Articles Articles
Crop insurance for fresh-market tomatoes in Pennsylvania. More
Crop Insurance for Potatoes
Crop Insurance for Potatoes - Articles Articles
Crop insurance for potatoes in Pennsylvania. More
Processing Beans (Snap and Lima)
Processing Beans (Snap and Lima) - Articles Articles
This publication discusses crop insurance for processing beans (snap and lima) in Pennsylvania. More
Garlic Producer
Garlic Producer - Videos Videos

Garlic Producer

Thomas Ford, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D., Steve Bogash

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