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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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Models for the Future: Tomato Production Budget
Models for the Future: Tomato Production Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

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
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
$150.00
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
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
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
Sweet Corn, Fresh Market
Sweet Corn, Fresh Market - Articles Articles
Crop insurance for fresh market sweet corn 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
Photo by Tricia Borneman, Blooming Glen Farm
Keeping Produce Fresh: Best Practices for Producers - Articles Articles
Consumers tell us that appearance and freshness drive their food purchases. How can we as producers keep produce quality high? More
On the Road: A Visit with Kenny Stehr and Sons Farm
On the Road: A Visit with Kenny Stehr and Sons Farm - Articles Articles

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

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tanner Delvalle

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.

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
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

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
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