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Non-Grain Ag Inputs for the Local Craft Beverage Industry - Articles Articles
Learn about growing alternative agricultural inputs for the local craft beverage industry in western PA. More
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Value of Growing for the Local Craft Beverage Industry - Articles Articles
What is the value to farmers of growing inputs for the local craft beverage industry in western PA? More
There Is An “I” in Team: The Four I's of Leadership Explained
There Is An “I” in Team: The Four I's of Leadership Explained - Articles Articles
There is a growing interest from business to encourage leadership skills, develop leadership abilities, and build leadership knowledge. More
Inspirational Leadership Matters: The Four I's of Leadership
Inspirational Leadership Matters: The Four I's of Leadership - Articles Articles
There is a growing interest from business to encourage leadership skills, develop leadership abilities, and build leadership knowledge. More
What is Your Preharvest Marketing Strategy?
What is Your Preharvest Marketing Strategy? - Workshops Workshops

What is Your Preharvest Marketing Strategy?

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Learn how to put together a winning grain-marketing game plan for your farm operation. More
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Grant and Loan Opportunities for Starting your Farm - Articles Articles
There is very little grant money available but here are a few resources for loan and grant organizations to help you as you start or grow your farm. More
John Grande, Snyder Research Station showing how to modify your sprayer.
Better Coverage From Your Backpack Sprayer - Articles Articles
If you rely on a backpack sprayer, it is important to choose the right sprayer, calibrate correctly, measure correctly and use the right nozzles. More
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Pesticide 101 for New and Beginning Farmers - News News
Whether you are taking over the family farm or starting from scratch, conventional or OMRI approved pesticides will probably be part of your pest management program. More
Some 2018 Open Gate Farm Tour Bus Participants
Penn State Extension Coordinates Successful Lehigh Valley Open Gate Farm Tours - News News
Local Extension efforts coordinated the 2018 Lehigh Valley Open Gate Farm Tours at twenty-two farms/agricultural operations each in both Northampton and Lehigh counties. More
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Strategies for Success at Rural Farmers Markets - Workshops Workshops
Expand your business and grow customer connections at rural farmers markets. More
roadside stand sign
Strengthening Your Direct Marketing Sales - Workshops Workshops
Join us for an afternoon of farmer-led discussions and presentations on operating a successful on-farm retail business. Registration is free and lunch is included. More
Keep away from grain augers
Safe Grain Handling During Harvest - News News
Staying safe during grain handling operations is important. Be sure to evaluate and control all hazards. More
Example of a local food school lunch at the School District of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Devon Sundberg.
Farm to School Buyer Grower Meeting - Workshops Workshops
Incorporating Pennsylvania Produce into Child Nutrition Programs for school meals. More
Best Practices: Customer Service Training
Best Practices: Customer Service Training - Workshops Workshops
Participants will learn to greet and serve customers to attract new business and retain existing patrons. More
SAY Clearinghouse: Aligns with AFRN CS.03 and PST.02.
HICAHS - ATV Safety Training Videos - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR standard(s): CS.03 and PST.02. This resource was developed by the High Plains Intermountain Center for Ag Health and Safety. More
Adding value is about exceeding buyer expectation.
Value Added - What, Why, How? - Articles Articles
Sometimes I feel as though value-added is promoted as a certain road to success. To maintain and grow an economically viable business we would expect profitability. Value-added is not a risk-free path to achieving profits. More
2018 National Farm Safety and Health Week Logo
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Penn State Farm Safety Team is encouraging you to participate in the 2018 National Farm Safety Week. More
Free Legal Services for Farmers Available Through Penn State Law
Free Legal Services for Farmers Available Through Penn State Law - News News
Penn State Law is offering farmers the opportunity to obtain free legal services through its Rural Economic Development Clinic. More
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Building a Farmers Market - Workshops Workshops
Walk through the Market Square Farmers Market as a case study to learn about how to build a successful farmers market yourself. More
SAY Clearinghouse: Aligns with AFRN CS.03
Water Quality: Is There a Point? - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR standard(s): CS.03. This resource was developed by the Penn State Pesticide Education Program. More
Food Entrepreneurs
Food Entrepreneurs - Articles Articles

Food Entrepreneurs

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Are you looking to start a new food business? Are you an existing business looking for information on how to maximize your profitability? More
Social Media for Ag Business: How Can You Use This Tool?
Social Media for Ag Business: How Can You Use This Tool? - Videos Videos
This video provides an overview of ways you can use social media for your farm business. More
Social Media Education Needs Survey
Social Media Education Needs Survey - News News
Whether you work with farmers, small businesses, community organizations, government, elected officials, or non-profits, there's the opportunity for each of these people and groups to use social media. More
First Steps to a Marketing Strategy
First Steps to a Marketing Strategy - Articles Articles
As a small or beginning farmer, marketing takes on a special importance as you’re likely unable to rely on past relationships with consumers or the ability to produce large quantities for buyers. More
Good Roots Farm está bordeada por una calle muy transitada y muchos edificios. Foto: Francesco Di Gioia, Extensión de Penn State
En el Camino: Agricultura Urbana en Philadelphia - Articles Articles

En el Camino: Agricultura Urbana en Philadelphia

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Francesco Di Gioia, Ph. D., Robert Berghage, Ph.D., Thomas McCann

Ayer viajamos a Philadelphia para visitar fincas urbanas. More
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