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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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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
Models for the Future: Tomato Production Budget
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Models for the Future: Tomato Production Budget

Lynn Kime, Marley E Skinner, Lee Stivers

A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in tomato plantings. More
Models for the Future: Winter Squash Production Budget
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Models for the Future: Winter Squash Production Budget

Lynn Kime, Lee Stivers, Marley E Skinner

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

Lee Stivers, Marley E Skinner

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
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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
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
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
On the Road: A Visit with Kenny Stehr and Sons Farm
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On the Road: A Visit with Kenny Stehr and Sons Farm

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tanner Delvalle, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

We visited Brett and Henry Stehr of Kenny Stehr and Sons Farm located in Pitman, Pennsylvania. More
On the Road: 4 Seasons Farm Market
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On the Road: 4 Seasons Farm Market

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

We headed up to Susquehanna county to visit 4 Seasons Farm Market. 4 Seasons Farm Market is a 143 acre farm owned and operated by Tina and Gerald Carlin. More
High Tunnel Manual
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High Tunnel Manual

William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

This manual contains basic information on high tunnels, including construction, maintenance, irrigation, pest management and details on growing. 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
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
By Denise Krebs (Heirloom tomatoes) [CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Flickr
Sample Tomato Budget: Heirloom Type - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Tomato budget for Heirloom type tomatoes. More
By Penny Greb, USDA ARS, via Wikimedia Commons
Sample Tomato Budget: Red Type - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Interactive budget for red type tomatoes. More
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