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AG 101: Understanding PA Farm Operations

AG 101 is a series of online sessions that explore the many facets of farm types, operations management, economics, social aspects, and environmental considerations. The series looks at the multiple dials that Pennsylvania agricultural producers manage as they grow food, fiber, and fuel for their community, state, nation, and world.

AG 101 was developed to enhance the work of  conservation practitioners who are on the front lines supporting producers in choosing, planning, and implementing the best management practices that preserve soil, water, and air quality. However, many other professionals and citizens who interface with producers will benefit from AG 101.

Though Pennsylvania’s towns and cities are connected by vast agricultural landscapes, a majority of Pennsylvanians may be one or more generations removed from family production of food and fiber and less aware of the complex systems our producers manage. AG 101 will familiarize viewers with the state’s primary agricultural operations, the economics of farming, animal and crop species, and the challenge that our producers face on a day-to-day basis.

AG 101 was jointly developed and sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Pennsylvania Natural Resources Conservation Service in collaboration with PennAG Industries and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

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A downloadable flyer that provides a complete listing of descriptions for the sessions available in AG 101: Understanding Pennsylvania Farm Operations and how to access the recordings.