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Building a Risk Management Toolkit for New and Beginning Farmers - Articles Articles
There are many tools for risk management available for new and beginning farmers. More
Record keeping
Planning and Record Keeping for Beginning Farmers - Articles Articles

Planning and Record Keeping for Beginning Farmers

乐动体育注册 Lynn Kime, Linda Falcone

Planning and record keeping are critical for all farms. More
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Financing your Beginning Farm - Articles Articles

Financing your Beginning Farm

Lynn Kime, Linda Falcone

Unless you are independently wealthy or have been saving for several years prior to beginning your agricultural venture, you will probably need some form of financing for your farm. More
Bilingual Food Safety Training for Orchard Employees. Photo: Tara Baugher, Penn State
Tree Fruit Training and Self-Paced Learning Resources in English and Spanish - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Training and Self-Paced Learning Resources in English and Spanish

乐动体育注册 Tara Baugher, Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

Extension educators have produced videos, on-line courses, and other tools to assist growers in their employee training efforts. Young and beginning growers will also find the resources useful for self-paced learning. More
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Soil Health in Raised Beds - Articles Articles
Raised beds present a unique opportunity for soil health management. More
Farm Land
Starting Your Farm - Articles Articles

Starting Your Farm

Lynn Kime, Linda Falcone

You have developed a feasibility study for your agricultural enterprise idea and now you want to begin farming. What is next? More
Products of sheep and goat operations can range from breeding stock to junior market animals to wool to meat. Photo: Melanie Barkley and American Lamb Board
So You Want to Raise Sheep or Goats? - Articles Articles
There are a number of management skills that each sheep or goat producer should have to be successful. More
Farm land
So You Want to Farm? - Articles Articles
There is no better feeling than producing a crop or raising animals to feed yourself and others and having that product go to market. More
Photo by Heather Manzo
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
Supporting Farmers in their Start-Up and Establishing Years
Supporting Farmers in their Start-Up and Establishing Years - Articles Articles
Penn State has teamed up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. More
Soil testing throughout the project helps determine if any soil amendments are needed. Photo: Kristi Kraft
Start Farming: Establishing Farmers Prepare Fields for Fruit Trees - Articles Articles
"Models for the Future" demonstration plots showcase best management practices for producers in the establishing years of developing their farm enterprises. More
Mantenimiento Preventivo y Chequeos de Pre-operación
Mantenimiento Preventivo y Chequeos de Pre-operación - Articles Articles
¿Es usted un operador responsable de maquinaria agrícola? Lea esta lista de verificación para evaluar su capacidad de manejo de la maquinaria. More
Moldboard plowing, shown here, is a type of primary tillage. Photo courtesy of Penn State Extension
Introduction to Soils: Managing Soils - Articles Articles

Introduction to Soils: Managing Soils

乐动体育注册 Lee Stivers

This article provides information on how different soil management practices affect soil quality and crop production. More
Collecting a soil sample to measure soil quality. Photo courtesy of Penn State Extension.
Introduction to Soils: Soil Quality - Articles Articles

Introduction to Soils: Soil Quality

乐动体育注册 Lee Stivers

Soil quality is how well soil does what we want it to do. A healthy, high-quality soil is fertile, has good soil structure, and is biologically active. More
YGA Summer 2019 Tour at Adams County Nursery in Delaware
Specialty Crop Tour for Young Growers - Workshops Workshops
Specialty Crop Tours for Young Growers are experiential learning opportunities for those taking over a family operation, developing new enterprises, or innovating production practices. 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

乐动体育注册 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
Selecting the Right Seeding and Transplanting Strategies
Selecting the Right Seeding and Transplanting Strategies - Articles Articles
Figure out which strategies and what equipment fit with your scale, your finances, and your style with this overview. 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
Start Farming is a state-wide initiative to support a next generation of producers from diverse backgrounds. More
On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting
On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting - Articles Articles

On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom Butzler, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Huntsinger Farm Inc. in Hegins, Pennsylvania specializes in potato production, packing, and wholesale marketing. More
Getting Started in Hops Production
Getting Started in Hops Production - Videos Videos

Getting Started in Hops Production

Tanner Delvalle

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There are several important factors that must be considered before growing hops commercially. More
Transplanting by hand can be labor-intensive.
Taking it to the Field: Seeding and Transplanting Vegetables - Articles Articles
Stand establishment is one of the most critical steps in producing a successful crop of vegetables. More
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Opportunities for Veterans in Pennsylvania Agriculture - Articles Articles
More and more veterans are considering agriculture as a viable future upon returning home. More
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Exploring the Small Farm Dream - Workshops Workshops

Exploring the Small Farm Dream

03/09/2020

Honesdale, PA

$175.00
Are you thinking about starting a farm business? Join us and decide on an action plan that works best for your business goals. More
Carrot transplants are grown in large quantities in Italy. They must be transplanted before the taproot reaches the bottom of the tray cell. Photo: G. Rampinini
Which Vegetable Will We Be Transplanting Next? - Articles Articles
Growers have figured out how to transplant vegetable crops that we once thought could only be direct-seeded in the field. More
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