Fruit Research and Extension Center
The Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC) in Biglerville is situated on 180 acres of fertile land in south-central Pennsylvania, in the heart of the major tree fruit production area of the state.
In addition to providing site-specific conditions for research, the facility increases opportunities for growers, consultants, consumers, and students to observe experiments and to consult with scientists. Extension specialists apply experimental findings to local conditions, and, in turn, make suggestions to scientists about new research needs.
Young Growers Tackle Ag Literacy at the 2015 MAFVC
October 22, 2014Do you question your skills when discussing “hot” agricultural topics with others? Are your media statements Ag Literate? Lori Connelly, Penn State, and Dr. Richard Stup, AgChoice, address this topic on Monday January 26 from 1 to 4 pm at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. The Penn State Extension Young Grower Alliance hosts this workshop for growers of specialty crops.
Profits: Choosing Your Marketing Methods Workshop
October 17, 2014Penn State Extension of Lehigh County is pleased to announce a workshop devoted to helping farmers assess and choose marketing methods. Those interested in direct-to-consumer sales will learn with experts from Pennsylvania and New York.
Mock Farm Food Safety Audit Workshops Planned for This Fall, Across Pennsylvania
October 17, 2014Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) are hosting a series of Mock Farm Food Safety Audits and Food Safety Trainings in October, November, and December on farms in Adams, Allegheny, Wyoming, Lehigh, Berks, Northampton, and Montgomery counties. These events, held on working farms, are designed to help small-scale produce farmers gain a better understanding of what to expect from a third party Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) audit. For more information, please contact: Hannah Grose (717) 334-6271 Ext 320, email firstname.lastname@example.org.