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Let's Preserve: Drying Herbs
Let's Preserve: Drying Herbs - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Drying Herbs

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds of herbs can all be dried. More
Photo: USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Freezer to Crockpot Meals - Articles Articles

Freezer to Crockpot Meals

Debra Griffie, Ed.D., CHES

A time saving, nutritious way to bring the family together at mealtime. More
Photo credit: Sigfrid Lundberg CC BY-SA 2.0
Growing Asparagus in the Home Garden - Articles Articles
Asparagus is a long-lived, perennial vegetable. Find out how to get an asparagus bed established in your home garden. More
Food Safety Plan
Food Safety Plan - Articles Articles
Learn what a food safety plan is and who is required to have a plan. This article also breaks down the written food safety plan and gives resources to help facilities develop a food safety plan. More
What is Agricultural Water?
What is Agricultural Water? - Articles Articles
This article gives details about Agricultural Water under the Produce Safety Rule. Some farms are not subject to the agricultural water requirements. Find out if your farm needs to comply. More
The Produce Safety Rule
The Produce Safety Rule - Articles Articles
Learn more about the Produce Safety Rule and the specific requirements. It will help you determine whether your operation meets the definition of "farm" and is subject to the produce rule. More
What is a FSVP?
What is a FSVP? - Articles Articles
The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) is discussed in this article. Learn about the activities and records that make up a FSVP, and if you are subject to the FSVP rule requirements. More
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Growing Edible Greens - Articles Articles

Growing Edible Greens

Harriett Perez

This article discuses types of lettuce and other greens, such as kale and chard, that should be planted in early spring. More
Let's Preserve: Freezing Vegetables
Let's Preserve: Freezing Vegetables - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Freezing Vegetables

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

Freezing is a quick, convenient, and easy method of preserving foods in the home. More
What is FSMA?
What is FSMA? - Articles Articles
This article gives you an overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). It reviews all seven major rules of FSMA and briefly covers compliance requirements. More
Bed Bugs in Poultry Facilities: Identification, Scouting, and Control Options
Bed Bugs in Poultry Facilities: Identification, Scouting, and Control Options - Articles Articles
This brief article provides information about bed bugs, such as identification, life cycle, impacts on the industry, control methods, and a comparison of ticks, poultry mites, and bed bugs. More
What is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual?
What is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual? - Articles Articles
This article will help you determine if your facility is required to have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual to develop and implement a food safety plan. More
Who is Covered Under the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule?
Who is Covered Under the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule? - Articles Articles
In this article, you will learn who is covered under the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule. Learn if your operation is affected and what you need to do to comply. More
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Trainer and Lead Trainer
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Trainer and Lead Trainer - Articles Articles
This audio helps Lead Trainer applicants understand the PSA Lead Trainer Review Process that determines if they meet the basic qualifications for becoming a Lead Trainer. More
When is a Microbial Water Quality Profile Needed?
When is a Microbial Water Quality Profile Needed? - Articles Articles
This article gives details about Microbial Water Quality under the Produce Safety Rule. Find out if your farm is subject to a microbial water quality profile for the water source you use during growing. More
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals - Articles Articles
In this article you will learn about the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). It will help you determine whether you are subject to the FSVP rules and regulations. More
Photo credit: Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Hardening Transplants - Articles Articles

Hardening Transplants

Lois Miklas

Tender young plants from a garden center or grown at home need to “harden” before they are placed outside in spring. Find out how to help them adjust from an indoor to an outdoor environment. More
Adding value takes countless forms.
Marketing Value Added Products - Articles Articles
Designing and implementing effective strategies for value-added marketing depends on significant effort. The tasks getting farm products to a consumer offer multiple opportunities to grow a business. More
Tree Fruit Team Outreach
Tree Fruit Team Outreach - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Team Outreach

Tara Baugher

Team accomplishment report for 2018. More
chicken corn chowder, By Seth Schiavo
A Step Beyond Kitchen Essentials - Articles Articles
Basic cooking tools will enable individuals to cook nearly any meal. Once the essentials are acquired, consider other worthy kitchen tools that will not only save time but expand your cooking experiences. More
Soybean Variety Trials Reports Archive
Soybean Variety Trials Reports Archive - Articles Articles
Annual reports of soybean tests are conducted by Penn State to provide information regarding the performance of soybeans grown in Pennsylvania. More
PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Test Results Archive
PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Test Results Archive - Articles Articles
These annual reports provide independent and unbiased information for the evaluation of commercial corn grain and silage hybrids available in Pennsylvania. More
Winter Wheat and Winter Barley Performance Trials Archive
Winter Wheat and Winter Barley Performance Trials Archive - Articles Articles
Annual reports of barley and winter wheat performance trial results conducted by Penn State. More
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Marketing Your Value-Added Dairy Products - Articles Articles
Marketing can be a challenging aspect of operating an artisan or farmstead dairy. Farmstead dairy processors must stay up-to-date on marketing factors including consumer trends, the competition, market outlets and pricing. More
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Let's Preserve: Drying Fruits and Vegetables (Dehydration) - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Drying Fruits and Vegetables (Dehydration)

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

Learn the best practices and find recipes for drying fruits and vegetables. Dried foods are tasty, nutritious, lightweight, and easy to store and use. More
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