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Soil Health Benchmarks 2021 Report

We share the latest soil health benchmark data we’ve compiled from our multi-year Soil Health Benchmark Study, a collaborative research project designed to help farmers evaluate soil health strengths and challenges.

How State & Federal Programs Supported Farmers in the Northeast Through the Pandemic

This report examines the value that state and federal policies have provided to farmers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listening Session: Meat Processing

We invited meat processors, farmers, and agency and non-profit staff to share their experiences and suggested solutions for alleviating problems in the current supply chain.

Meeting Your Market: An E-Commerce Demonstration

Online sales are becoming an essential part of running an essential business.

Contributing to & Benefiting from the Pa. Charitable Food System

Learn all about the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS), a program that reimburses farmers for contributing food to the state’s charitable food system.

Farm & Land Transition Strategies

One of the biggest obstacles for beginning farmers is finding land on which to grow their farm businesses.

Listening Session: On-Farm Solar Energy

Are you interested in helping to scale up the renewable energy economy with on-farm solar energy?

The Farmstead Creamery: Consulting for Success

Starting or growing a creamery enterprise can be a promising strategy for realizing financial viability in a challenging market. It’s also a big investment and can hold significant risk.

Fundamentals of IPM: In the Field

Taking Integrated Pest Management techniques into the field all season long can prevent headaches and improve your farm’s profitability.

Farm Incubator Programs: Three Approaches

Farm incubator programs offer a lower-risk, more financially accessible path toward starting a farm.

Water Farming: Managing Agricultural Lands for Clean & Safe Water

Per dollar spent, improving agricultural practices is one of our best investments toward clean and safe water.

Fundamentals of IPM: Perspectives from the Orchard

In this webinar, Ike Kershner shares his evolution in thought and application of IPM principles at North Star Orchard, from the farm’s beginning nearly 30 years ago to the present day.

Fundamentals of IPM: Weed Management Panel

A discussion on IPM approaches to weed control, including tools, preparation, and the “weed the soil, not the crop” concept, which has influenced organic farmers around the world for more than 30 years.

Biosecurity for Pastured Pork Farms

Establishing biosecurity protocols on your farm helps keep animals healthy by preventing the spread of pathogens—even in the muddiest of pastures!

Fundamentals of IPM: Recognizing & Managing Disease in Vegetable Crops

In this webinar, we review both common and some not-so-common diseases in the most important vegetable crops in the Northeast and Upper Mid-Atlantic.

Fundamentals of IPM: Greenhouses & Hoophouses

This webinar addresses the key building blocks of an IPM approach to farm management, focusing on methods farmers can utilize in greenhouses and hoop houses, through the experience of Peace Tree Farm.

Pastured Pork Fundamentals

Learn about the pitfalls and rewards of raising pigs on pasture in rotation with other crops, including strategies for feed, bedding, fencing, shelter, pasture management, and crop rotation.  

Pastured Livestock Efficiency Benchmark Worksheet

This worksheet is a starting point for benchmarking your pastured livestock farm’s land and feed efficiency.

Scaling Up Pastured Livestock Production: Benchmarks for Getting the Most Out of Feed & Land

What would it take to make pastured systems the mainstream model of animal agriculture? And how might scaling up affect land use and the environment?

Grass-fed Genetics

What makes a good grass-fed cow? Learn about the genetics and breeding for the grass-fed animal.

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