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Equipment Cost Calculator - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Equipment Cost Calculator

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The purchase price for a tractor or implement is only a portion of the true costs. This calculator will assist your decision making about purchase or custom hire. More
A Centennial Farm in Beaver County, PA courtesy of Maria Graziani
Understanding Agricultural Preservation in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Understanding Agricultural Preservation in Pennsylvania

乐动体育注册 Maria L Graziani, MBA, Joseph Petrella

With each year of easement purchases and acreage, Pennsylvania continues to protect quality farmland and the farmer’s ability to farm. More
Business Transitions: Family Farm and Business Succession Planning
Business Transitions: Family Farm and Business Succession Planning - Online Courses Online Courses
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Learn what to consider and how to communicate about succession, retirement, and estate planning; property transfers; and avoiding unnecessary taxes and costs. More
Quick and Easy Worksheet for Assessing Traffic-Induced Soil Compaction Risk
Quick and Easy Worksheet for Assessing Traffic-Induced Soil Compaction Risk - Articles Articles
This worksheet gives you a simple, easy-to-use method for assessing the traffic-induced soil compaction risk posed by your field equipment. More
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
Sprayer Calibration Saves Money - Articles Articles

Sprayer Calibration Saves Money

Andrew Frankenfield

Spending some time going over your sprayer in the spring can pay dividends. Worn or partially clogged nozzles will cause uneven spray distribution, which can lead to problems later in the season. More
Aerial image of Penn State’s research hopyard at Rock Springs. Photo by T. Delvalle, Penn State
Are You Using a sUAS as a Tool? - Articles Articles
You probably have heard of (or observed) the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) throughout the country. More
What Can I Rent My Land For?
What Can I Rent My Land For? - Videos Videos

What Can I Rent My Land For?

Sarah Cornelisse

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This video guides you through how to consider several factors when setting a rate for renting land. Factors include – use, land characteristics, and ownership costs, among others. More
Recordkeeping apps can put all of your crop history in the devices that you carry with you every day. Apps that utilize GIS mapping allow you to link records with mapped locations.
Should You Resolve to Ditch Paper Records in 2017? - Articles Articles
If you didn’t write it down it never happened; it’s a lesson often learned the hard way. More
Farm/Agriculture/Rural Management Hazard Analysis Tool (FARM-HAT)
Farm/Agriculture/Rural Management Hazard Analysis Tool (FARM-HAT) - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
A simple method of providing first-hand information about hazards, a process for evaluating hazards, and recommendations on correcting hazards. More
Renting Agricultural Land
Renting Agricultural Land - Videos Videos
Producer interview covering renting agricultural land. More
Tractors and Equipment
Tractors and Equipment - Articles Articles
Tractors and equipment are important for all farms and may be a barrier to entering farming. More
Conversion Factors for English and SI (Metric) Units
Conversion Factors for English and SI (Metric) Units - Articles Articles
This article is intended to serve as a reference for converting many different types of measurements quickly and accurately from one system of units to another. More
Land Contract Program Supports Land Owners Selling to New Farmers
Land Contract Program Supports Land Owners Selling to New Farmers - Articles Articles
A land contract is a tool which can be used in transferring land to the next generation farmer as well. More
A Disciplined Contract Process
A Disciplined Contract Process - Articles Articles

A Disciplined Contract Process

乐动体育注册 John C. Becker

Questions to ask when deciding if a contract is necessary and what the terms should be. More
Fence Planning for Horses
Fence Planning for Horses - Articles Articles

Fence Planning for Horses

乐动体育注册 Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Horse fence can be one of the most attractive features of a horse facility. But not all fence is suitable for horses. More
On the Road: Yarnick's Farm
On the Road: Yarnick's Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road: Yarnick's Farm

乐动体育注册 Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Robert Pollock, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Yarnick’s Farm in Indiana, PA includes 250 acres of outdoor production and 20 greenhouses of varying sizes and shapes. More
Farm House and Buildings
Owning and Leasing Agricultural Real Estate - Articles Articles
Land is the basic resource that distinguishes agriculture from most other types of businesses because it is required for the production of crops and livestock. More
Agricultural Equipment
Managing Machinery and Equipment - Articles Articles
Efficient machinery management means having the right size and type of equipment available to do the job at the right time for the least cost. More
Cattle flow through a Bud Box. Illustration from Dr. Craig Payne and Michele Proctor; University of Missouri Extension
Bud Boxes Gaining in Popularity for Cattle Handling - Articles Articles
Become familiar with the term "Bud Box"; it may change the way you work your cattle. More
Calculate Costs for On-Site Electricity Generation
Calculate Costs for On-Site Electricity Generation - Articles Articles
This article applies to those farmers who buy fuel oil or gasoline to run their on-site generation equipment. More
Buying a Used Tractor
Buying a Used Tractor - Articles Articles

Buying a Used Tractor

Andrew Frankenfield

Things to consider before so you can determine what to looking for in a used tractor. More