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Food Entrepreneurs
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Food Entrepreneurs

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Are you looking to start a new food business? Are you an existing business looking for information on how to maximize your profitability? More
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking
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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
Models for the Future Apple Plots: Planting of Trees following Bio-remediation
Models for the Future Apple Plots: Planting of Trees following Bio-remediation - Articles Articles
Penn State Extension partners with growers in a "Models for the Future" project to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers. Two years of bio-remediation with rotation crops suppressed nematodes and improved soil health. More
Guide to Farming - Fruits and Vegetables
Guide to Farming - Fruits and Vegetables - Articles Articles
Information for processing and preserving fruits and vegetables. More
Red Raspberries
Red Raspberry Production - Articles Articles

Red Raspberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Raspberry production is well suited to small farms, as a small area of raspberries can provide significant income and equipment needs for an acre or so of raspberries are not great. 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
The most accurate method to assess the genetic potential of your sheep is through EBV data.
Use Flock Records to Set Goals and Make Selection Decisions - Articles Articles
Where are you headed in the future? Do you have any production goals for your flock of sheep? 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
Beef Production
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Beef Production

Lynn Kime

Beef cattle is a major industry in PA with over 25,000 farms. More
Peaches
Peach Production - Articles Articles

Peach Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

The life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years, so the initial investment may be spread over a longer period of time than many crops. More
Food For Profit: Price and Pricing
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Food For Profit: Price and Pricing

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

There is a difference between price and pricing. Each method has own advantages and disadvantages. More
Food for Profit: Business Planning
Food for Profit: Business Planning - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Business Planning

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

Before starting your new food business, you need a clear vision of how you want your business to operate; how it will be managed, marketed, financed, and how you expect it to perform in the future. 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
Dairy Cows - Getting Started
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Dairy Cows - Getting Started

Sarah Cornelisse

Milk cows are the income generator for dairy farms. Proper nutrition and herd management, and many other factors are required for success. 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
Poultry and Game Birds
Poultry and Game Birds - Articles Articles
Pennsylvania has a vibrant poultry and game bird industry. More
Swine Information for Pennsylvania
Swine Information for Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Pennsylvania has over 2,700 independent producers with over 320,000 sows and pigs with the majority of farms having less than 25 animals per farm. More
Guide to Farming: Tree Fruits
Guide to Farming: Tree Fruits - Articles Articles
Before planting your first fruit tree, you should conduct your own research regarding production, marketing, and financing the enterprise. More
The Green Industry
The Green Industry - Articles Articles
The green industry in Pennsylvania consists of four main categories, landscaping, ornamentals, floriculture, and turf and each has unique markets and strengths. More
Boarding Horses
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Boarding Horses

Donna Foulk, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Many people enjoy activities involving horses; however, they don't have the facilities to house their animals. More
Mike Fournier instructs sheep shearing.
Time to Think About Shearing Your Sheep - Articles Articles
The wonderful signs of impending Spring should signal all shepherds that March is also the unofficial start of the sheep shearing season. 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
Specialty peppers. Photo: M. D. Orzolek
Production and Marketing of Specialty or Novel Vegetables - Articles Articles
Volume 1: Bitter Melon, Figs, Ginger, Globe Artichoke, Novelty Winter Squash, Specialty Peppers, Watercress More
Winery Economics to Consider in Pennsylvania
Winery Economics to Consider in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
The following is a summary of small commercial winery economics as presented by Dr. Gerald White during the 2012 Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE) Conference. More
Horse Stall Design
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Horse Stall Design

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

The stall is the basic functional unit of a horse stable or shelter by providing a suitable environment for the horse and handler. More
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