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Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking

Sarah Cornelisse, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Emily Montgomery

The renaissance of farm-based dairy processing can be attractive, but it is imperative that farmers research and plan all aspects of a new enterprise. More
The Business of Hard Cider - Allowable Label Revisions
The Business of Hard Cider - Allowable Label Revisions - Videos Videos
Learn new allowable label revisions under the September 24, 2014 changes to your COLA. More
Use it All: Drying Zucchini
Use it All: Drying Zucchini - Videos Videos

Use it All: Drying Zucchini

Winifred W. Mc Gee, Litha Sivanandan

11:41

Farmers' market days often end with zucchini still piled on the counter. Making this surplus into dehydrated chips will "use it all." This video shows the production stages from field to table. More
Understanding Pricing Objectives and Strategies for the Value-Added Ag Producer
Understanding Pricing Objectives and Strategies for the Value-Added Ag Producer - Articles Articles
Choosing a pricing objective and associated strategy is an important function of the business owner and an integral part of the business plan or planning process. More
Introduction to Value-Added Dairy
Introduction to Value-Added Dairy - Online Courses Online Courses

Introduction to Value-Added Dairy

5

3 hours

$59.00
In this online course, learn about producing dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese. Apply marketing and financial tools to make profitable decisions. More
Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet - Articles

Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet

Winifred W. Mc Gee, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This worksheet is a supplement to the Food for Profit: Price and Pricing fact sheet. More
Feasibility Studies - What Are They?
Feasibility Studies - What Are They? - Videos Videos
This video will explain what a feasibility study is, how it differs from a business plan, and explain the process for completing one. More
Listening to Your Customers: Surveys Listening to Your Customers: Surveys - Articles
Surveys are one of the most common ways to gather information from customers, and are particularly useful in understanding your customers. More
Product Liability Insurance Product Liability Insurance - Articles

Product Liability Insurance

Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee

If you are adding value to or direct marketing all or a portion of your crop, this document contains information for your operation. More
Livestock and Meats
Livestock and Meats - Articles Articles
Adding value to your meat production will require contacting and working with a slaughtering facility or building your own. More
Food Venture Risk Management Plan
Food Venture Risk Management Plan - Articles Articles
If you have started or are planning to begin a value-added food business, you should consider your risk management plan and what will be included within that plan. More
Value-Added Agriculture: Dairy Products
Value-Added Agriculture: Dairy Products - Articles Articles
As of 2014, there were 84 dairy plants producing one or more dairy products in Pennsylvania. More
Starting a Value-Added Enterprise
Starting a Value-Added Enterprise - Articles Articles
Starting a value-added business can be both rewarding and time consuming to complete the necessary steps to begin production. More
Poultry and Game Birds
Poultry and Game Birds - Articles Articles
Pennsylvania has a vibrant poultry and game bird industry. More
Raising livestock for direct-to-consumer meat sales requires careful record keeping and analysis to determine profitable pricing.
How Much Should You Charge? Pricing Your Meat Cuts - Articles Articles
Pricing meat for direct-to-consumer sales. More
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