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Models for the Future: Tomato Production Budget
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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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A spreadsheet tool for assessing cover crops for improving soil health in strawberry plantings. More
Models for the Future: Blueberry Budget
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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
USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection
USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection - Videos Videos

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
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
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
Photo: Tara Baugher
Honeycrisp Stem-Clipping Calculator - Downloadable Downloadable

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
Buckeye Gala/M. 9. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Shifting Harvest Window of Gala a Risk in Warmer Climates - Articles Articles

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
Photo: Tara Baugher
Honeycrisp Multiple Harvest Calculator - Downloadable Downloadable
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
By Penny Greb, USDA ARS, via Wikimedia Commons
Sample Tomato Budget: Red Type - Downloadable Downloadable
Interactive budget for red type tomatoes. 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

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
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
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