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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
Trellis in apple orchard
Trellis Construction Workbook - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Trellis Construction Workbook

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Lynn Kime

This tool will assist growers with the decision making process of determining the cost of two trellis systems. More
Hail damaged apples which now have no value. Photo: Lynn Kime, Penn State
Insurance Options for Small and Beginning Farmers - News News
Small and beginning farmers qualify for several programs that can provide a much needed safety net. More
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
Models for the Future: Strawberry Budget
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Models for the Future: Strawberry Budget

Lynn Kime, Tara Baugher

A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in strawberry plantings. More
Models for the Future: Blueberry Budget
Models for the Future: Blueberry Budget - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Models for the Future: Blueberry Budget

Lynn Kime, Robert Pollock

A spreadsheet tool for assessing pre-plant practices for improving soil health in blueberry plantings. More
Models for the Future: Apple Budget
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Models for the Future: Apple Budget

Lynn Kime, Tara Baugher

A spreadsheet tool for assessing pre-plant practices for improving soil health in orchards. More
Buckeye Gala/M. 9. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Apple PGRs - Shifting Harvest Window of Gala a Risk in Warmer Climates - Articles Articles

Apple PGRs - Shifting Harvest Window of Gala a Risk in Warmer Climates

James Schupp, Ph.D., Edwin Winzeler, Lynn Kime

Researchers in cooler regions have recommended the 2-pouch rate of ReTain be used to delay harvest by up to six weeks, but this was not possible in Southcentral PA in 2016. More
USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection
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USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection

Winifred W. Mc Gee, Lynn Kime

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USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WRFP) benefits diversified crop and livestock farms, insuring all products' combined revenues in one policy. More
Planning and Record Keeping - Get Off To a Good Start This Season!
Planning and Record Keeping - Get Off To a Good Start This Season! - Articles Articles
Farmers are often surprised by the amount of record keeping that their agricultural enterprise can entail. After all, your passion is likely in the production of your crops! More
By Penny Greb, USDA ARS, via Wikimedia Commons
Sample Tomato Budget: Red Type - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Interactive budget for red type tomatoes. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Honeycrisp Stem-Clipping Calculator - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Honeycrisp Stem-Clipping Calculator

Lynn Kime, Tara Baugher

A tool to help you assess whether or not to stem clip Honeycrisp based on the potential increase in fruit packout versus increases in harvest costs. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Honeycrisp Multiple Harvest Calculator - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Honeycrisp Multiple Harvest Calculator

Lynn Kime, Tara Baugher

A spreadsheet tool to help you assess whether increasing the number of times you harvest Honeycrisp will be cost-effective based on potential reductions in premature fruit drop and bitter pit. 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
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