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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
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
Dairy Cows - Getting Started
Dairy Cows - Getting Started - Articles Articles

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
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
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
The Seven Steps of Action Planning
The Seven Steps of Action Planning - Articles Articles
Your team and the operation will encounter challenges or problems that must be overcome. We have outlined a seven-step process to assist you in solving problems. More
Sex-link hens in their coop
Planning to Start Raising Poultry - Articles Articles
If you are planning to start raising poultry for the first time it is important that you understand best management practices. 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
Trading Corn Silage Guide
Trading Corn Silage Guide - Articles Articles
Traditionally farmers traded corn as dry shelled or dry ear and priced it by the bushel – 56 or 70 pounds. This is simple when the commodities are in these stable and uniform forms. More
Entering the Dairy Industry - Dairy Rental and Sharemilking Agreements
Entering the Dairy Industry - Dairy Rental and Sharemilking Agreements - Articles Articles
Dairy farming requires a large capital investment. Extension Dairy Educator, Mat Haan weighs in on two potential options for getting a start in the industry. More
Marketing Poultry Slaughtered Under USDA Exemption
Marketing Poultry Slaughtered Under USDA Exemption - Articles Articles

Marketing Poultry Slaughtered Under USDA Exemption

Brian Snyder, Susan Beal, Lydia Johnson

Are you raising poultry and wondering what rules apply to you? The following summary states where you can sell your poultry depending on how it was processed and what other regulations apply. More
Photo credit: James Sellmer
Get Started in the Landscape, Lawn, Nursery and Greenhouse Businesses - Articles Articles
This guide will assist you in starting an exciting and rewarding career in the Green Industry: landscape, lawn, nursery and greenhouse businesses. More
Food Safety Tips for Washing Produce
Food Safety Tips for Washing Produce - Articles Articles
Water can move a pathogen from one piece of produce to a large volume of produce. Keep these tips in mind to keep your produce safe. More
Sweet Corn Ears
Sweet Corn Production - Articles Articles

Sweet Corn Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D.

Initial investment is relatively low, and many field operations - such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting - can be custom-hired. More
Chukar
Partridge Production - Articles Articles

Partridge Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., R. Michael Hulet

Partridge producers typically raise one of two distinct species, the chukar or the Hungarian partridge. More
Guide to Farming - Fruits and Vegetables
Guide to Farming - Fruits and Vegetables - Articles Articles
Information for processing and preserving fruits and vegetables. 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
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
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
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
Pheasants
Pheasant Production - Articles Articles

Pheasant Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., R. Michael Hulet

Professional game breeders in Pennsylvania produce one-half million commercial pheasants annually, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission also produces birds. More
Milking Sheep
Milking Sheep Production - Articles Articles

Milking Sheep Production

Virginia A. Ishler, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

A profitable Pennsylvania sheep milk industry needs three components: customers, processors, and distributors. More
Poultry and Game Birds
Poultry and Game Birds - Articles Articles
Pennsylvania has a vibrant poultry and game bird industry. More
Producción de Huevos en Pequeña Escala (Orgánica y Convencional)
Producción de Huevos en Pequeña Escala (Orgánica y Convencional) - Articles Articles

Producción de Huevos en Pequeña Escala (Orgánica y Convencional)

Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Paul Patterson, Miguel Antonio Saviroff, MS

La producción de huevos en pequeña escala es una de las empresas agrícolas de animales más antiguas registrada en la historia. More
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