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PA Agronomic Education Society Conference is Next Week - News News
There is still time to register for the PA Agronomic Education Conference! Dates are Thursday, January 16th (8AM to 5PM) and Friday, January 17th (7:30AM to 2PM). More
Registration is Open for the PA Agronomic Education Conference
Registration is Open for the PA Agronomic Education Conference - News News
2020 is quickly approaching and so is a great opportunity to earn continuing education credits at the annual PA Agronomic Education Society Conference! More
Soybean acreage continues its upward trajectory, with 25% more acres than in 2012. Photo credit: Heidi Reed, Penn State Extension.
2017 Ag Census Shows Shifting PA Ag Landscape - Articles Articles
2017 showed increased soybean acres, no-till and cover crop adoption, Certified Organic and broiler farms, and beef cattle. More
Sprayer in a field. Credit: D. Voight.
Wheat Stand Assessment - Articles Articles

Wheat Stand Assessment

Delbert G. Voight, Jr

Early spring is the time to start thinking about whether to keep that wheat stand moving into this cropping year. There are three methods to do the assessment. More
Heidi Myer, PSU Extension
Heidi Myer Joins Field and Forage Crops Team in York County - News News
Penn State Extension welcomed a new Field and Forage Crops Educator to York County in early July. More
Casey Guindon, PSU
Introducing a New Field and Forage Crops Educator in Bradford County - News News
Casey Guindon recently joined Penn State Extension’s Field and Forage Crop Team and is based in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. More
Frequent heavy rains delay planting. Photo credit: Andrew Frankenfield
Crop Insurance: Prevented Planting Details - Articles Articles
More widespread heavy rain has delayed the already delayed corn and soybean planting. Farmers are now considering their options if they still have corn and soybeans to plant. More
Justin Brackenrich, PSU
New Agronomy Educator Begins Work in Butler County - News News
Welcome Justin Brackenrich to Butler County. Justin is serving as the new Agronomy Educator with PSU Extension helping provide coverage to Western Pennsylvania. More
Learning from Your Own Farm: Farmer/Grower Grant Success Stories
Learning from Your Own Farm: Farmer/Grower Grant Success Stories - Articles Articles
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE-SARE) program provides modest funding to farmers who would like to initiate their own on-farm research. More
Crop Insurance for Grain Sorghum
Crop Insurance for Grain Sorghum - Articles Articles
This article discusses crop insurance for grain sorghum in Pennsylvania (and other Mid-Atlantic states). More
Cover crops in Fall. Photo: Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State
FSA Cover Crop Guidelines - News News

FSA Cover Crop Guidelines

01/04/2017

Recently the FSA, NRCS, and RMA worked together to develop consistent, simple, and flexible policy for cover crop practices. More
2016 Crop Insurance for Pennsylvania Field Crops
2016 Crop Insurance for Pennsylvania Field Crops - Articles Articles

2016 Crop Insurance for Pennsylvania Field Crops

乐动体育注册 Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Multi-peril crop insurance allows you to insure against losses on your farm due to adverse weather conditions, price fluctuations, and unavoidable pests and diseases. More
Diversification of Your Operation, Why
Diversification of Your Operation, Why - Articles Articles

Diversification of Your Operation, Why

Lynn Kime, Jeffrey Hyde, Ph.D.

By diversifying, you are spreading the downside risk over more than one enterprise. More
Finding and Keeping Good Employees
Finding and Keeping Good Employees - Articles Articles

Finding and Keeping Good Employees

乐动体育注册 Tianna DuPont

As a new farmer, managing employees can be a huge challenge. More
Crop Insurance
Crop Insurance - Articles Articles

Crop Insurance

乐动体育注册 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