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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
Mapping your Business with SWOT
Mapping your Business with SWOT - Videos Videos

Mapping your Business with SWOT

Winifred W. Mc Gee

14:25

Brainstorming the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) associated with starting, or diversifying, a farm will proactively identify risks and appropriate mitigation strategies. More
USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection
USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection - Videos Videos

USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection

Winifred W. Mc Gee, Lynn Kime

9:40

USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WRFP) benefits diversified crop and livestock farms, insuring all products' combined revenues in one policy. More
Use it All: Drying Zucchini
Use it All: Drying Zucchini - Videos Videos

Use it All: Drying Zucchini

Winifred W. Mc Gee, Litha Sivanandan

11:41

Farmers' market days often end with zucchini still piled on the counter. Making this surplus into dehydrated chips will "use it all." This video shows the production stages from field to table. More
Using it all: Drying Apples
Using it all: Drying Apples - Videos Videos

Using it all: Drying Apples

Winifred W. Mc Gee, Litha Sivanandan

11:52

Adding value, converting produce to shelf stable items, helps farmers recoup production costs. This video shows steps of preparing, producing and packaging to convert fresh apples to dried slices. More
Food For Profit: Marketing Your Food Product
Food For Profit: Marketing Your Food Product - Articles Articles

Food For Profit: Marketing Your Food Product

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

Marketing is more than advertising; it is everything you do to promote your business and your food products, from the moment you conceive of a product to the point at which customers buy it. More
Food for Profit: Food Labels
Food for Profit: Food Labels - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Food Labels

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

Food label regulations dictate the type of information that must be on the label and where it can be placed on the package. More
Food For Profit: Price and Pricing
Food For Profit: Price and Pricing - Articles Articles

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: Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs
Food for Profit: Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs

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

Food business owners are held responsible for any harm that comes to employees, visitors who come to your establishment, and consumers who eat your products. 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
Food for Profit: Home Food Processing
Food for Profit: Home Food Processing - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Home Food Processing

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

Setting up a food-processing business in your home has advantages and disadvantages. This article describes considerations for how to set up your food-processing business. More
Food for Profit: Before You Start
Food for Profit: Before You Start - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Before You Start

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

Starting any business is no easy task. You'll have to prepare yourself for the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed in the food business. More
Food for Profit: Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Food for Profit: Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture - Articles Articles
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services is responsible for enforcing food regulations and inspecting food establishments. More
Food for Profit: Registering Your Business
Food for Profit: Registering Your Business - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Registering Your Business

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

This article will help you learn about how to register your food business in Pennsylvania. 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
Whole Farm Revenue Insurance
Whole Farm Revenue Insurance - Articles Articles

Whole Farm Revenue Insurance

Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee

This crop insurance product will insure your farm income. It can be used along with traditional crop insurance products. More
Product Liability Insurance
Product Liability Insurance - Articles 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
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
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
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
Business Owner's Insurance
Business Owner's Insurance - Articles Articles

Business Owner's Insurance

Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee

This product is generally used by operations with a roadside market. More
Additional Specialty Products Insurance
Additional Specialty Products Insurance - Articles Articles

Additional Specialty Products Insurance

Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee

This document covers specialty insurance products for your farm operation. More
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Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet

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

This worksheet is a supplement to the Food for Profit: Price and Pricing fact sheet. More
Farm Sense
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Farm Sense

Timothy Beck, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee, John P. Wodehouse, Juliette Enfield, Heather Weeks, Miguel Antonio Saviroff, MS

$39.00
Farm management tools for financial success. Along with the Farm Sense course, this 78-page guide introduces three basic financial records—the cash flow statement, the balance sheet, and the income statement. More