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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
Fourth generation dairy farmer Philip Dean is shown alongside automatic takeoffs, which he received with help from AgAbility. Photo by Abbie Spackman
USDA-NIFA Funding Supports Farmers With Disabilities, Youth Safety Programs - News News
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has been awarded funding for programs to help prevent serious injuries and to provide assistance to those farming with disabilities. More
Researcher Aims to Limit Technology-based Distractions Researcher Aims to Limit Technology-based Distractions - News
Serap Gorucu, researcher at PSU, recently discussed youth ag safety at the “Technology-based Distractions in Farming Youth” seminar December 6 at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. More
What the Department of Environmental Protection Wants You to Know What the Department of Environmental Protection Wants You to Know - News
Agricultural plastics generated on a farm or business are a form of residual waste, as defined in the Pennsylvania Code, Title 25, Section 287.1. More
Michael Pate has been named Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences
Pate named Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety - News News
Michael Pate has been appointed Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. More
Guide to Better Apple Picking - Training Video in English or Spanish
Guide to Better Apple Picking - Training Video in English or Spanish - News News
An on-line training video developed by Penn State describes best practices for ensuring optimum fruit quality when harvesting apples. More
Upcoming 2017 Fall Survey for Beginning Farmers
Upcoming 2017 Fall Survey for Beginning Farmers - News News
Sometime in early Fall 2017, we will be sending a link to a survey for our readers to complete. More
Zenik Crespo (back, right) assists Hispanic participants as they identify weeds at Johnston’s Everygreen Nursery in Erie. Photo: L. Follett, Johnston’s Evergreen Nursery
Bilingual Workshops Teach Integrated Weed Management - News News
Penn State Extension has developed new resources for weed management and is beginning to offer bilingual training opportunities. More
Penn State Students Raise Funds for a Young Farmer with a Disability
Penn State Students Raise Funds for a Young Farmer with a Disability - News News
PSU students in ag fraternities, a sorority and several clubs held a “Penny War” and spaghetti dinner at University Park which raised nearly $1,000 for a Pennsylvania farmer with a disability. More
Dr. Connie Baggett presented the awards on stage to Nina, Nick and Kennedy.
AgrAbility Recognizes Winners of Bridging Horizons Contest - News News
Cumberland Valley, Central Columbia, and Columbia-Montour A.V.T.S. are winners in the Bridging Horizons Contest which promote success for farmers and their families with disabilities. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Supporting Young, New, and Minority Farmers - News News
Two grants support Penn State's Extension programs for a next generation of farmers. More
Pictured: U.S. Rep Thompson with AgrAbility PA staff members Kendra Martin and Dr. Connie Baggett
Assistive Technology Matters: Gather in Washington, D.C. to Inform Legislators - News News
AgrAbility PA joined the National AgrAbility Project for a day of informing legislators, staffers, and legislative aides about the important and necessary role of assistive technology. More
Todd Zimmerman with the 3-ton bulk feed bin.
Improved Workflow Enhances Farm Living - News News
Todd Zimmerman knows about the benefits of working with an occupational therapist (OT) to ease his pain and better his workflow around the farm. More
AgrAbility Awards Prizes to FFA Chapters for Bridging Horizons
AgrAbility Awards Prizes to FFA Chapters for Bridging Horizons - News News
AgrAbility PA's inaugural Bridging Horizons Contest concluded this spring with two winners! More
Mowing the sudex cover crop at the blueberry site at Five Elements Farm. The sudex was sown to compete against weeds, and was incorporated to add organic matter to the soil. Photo by J. Bozzelli.
Adding Small Fruits to Your Small Farm - News News
On a recent trip to a wholesale marketing cooperative, the manager explained how she is always looking for more fruit from her growers. More
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