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Industrial Hemp Production - Articles Articles

Industrial Hemp Production

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Heather E. Manzo

This publication focuses on growing industrial hemp for either seed or fiber on an agronomic crop farm with a typical complement of tillage, planting, and harvest equipment. More
Table Grape Production
Table Grape Production - Articles Articles

Table Grape Production

Lynn Kime, Steve Bogash

The initial investment for grapes can be high depending on the production method chosen, land preparation, and initial investment in the vines. More
Tree Fruit Budget Tools
Tree Fruit Budget Tools - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Budget Tools

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

Every two years the faculty and extension personnel update the Penn State Tree Fruit Production Guide. Within the Guide are budgets for tree fruit production. More
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
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
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
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
Find a Beginning Farmer Network Near You
Find a Beginning Farmer Network Near You - Articles Articles

Find a Beginning Farmer Network Near You

Marley E Skinner, Lynn Kime

Find Start Farming courses and study circles in your region. More
Organic Production and Marketing
Organic Production and Marketing - Articles Articles
Organic production requires years of planning and research to benefit from the possible increase in selling prices. More
Vehicle Insurance
Vehicle Insurance - Articles Articles

Vehicle Insurance

Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee

Any vehicle that has a license plate in Pennsylvania is required to be covered by insurance. More
Guide to Farming - Weeds
Guide to Farming - Weeds - Articles Articles
Weeds are considered pests as they can compete with the crop for soil moisture and nutrients. More
Agritainment Information for Starting the Business
Agritainment Information for Starting the Business - Articles Articles
Agritainment may take many forms and is only limited by your imagination. More
Starting or Diversifying an Agricultural Business
Starting or Diversifying an Agricultural Business - Articles Articles
Small-scale farming can be a very satisfying lifestyle, but to be financially successful you also need to view your operation as a business. 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
Farm House and Buildings
Owning and Leasing Agricultural Real Estate - Articles Articles
Land is the basic resource that distinguishes agriculture from most other types of businesses because it is required for the production of crops and livestock. 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
Obtaining a Loan - The C's of Credit
Obtaining a Loan - The C's of Credit - Articles Articles
One of the biggest questions a new grower faces is where and how to get loans for business start up. More
Homeowner's/Renter's Insurance
Homeowner's/Renter's Insurance - Articles Articles

Homeowner's/Renter's Insurance

Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee

If you live away from your farm or rent where you live, this document contains valuable information for you. More
Guide to Farming - Fruits and Vegetables
Guide to Farming - Fruits and Vegetables - Articles Articles
Information for processing and preserving fruits and vegetables. More
Farm Owner's Insurance
Farm Owner's Insurance - Articles Articles

Farm Owner's Insurance

Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee

Information regarding insurance covering your farm. More
Developing a Business Plan
Developing a Business Plan - Articles Articles
An important task in starting a new venture is to develop a business plan, which is a "road map" to guide the future of a business or venture. More
Crop Insurance
Crop Insurance - Articles Articles

Crop Insurance

Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee

This document includes a checklist of the information you will need to contact an insurance provider to purchase crop insurance. More
Packaging for Value-added Products
Packaging for Value-added Products - Articles Articles
Packaging is designed to protect your product during storage, shipping, or sales. Finding a package to satisfy all your needs is key to successful marketing. 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
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
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