COVID-19 Resources for Farmers & Markets

Fundamentals of IPM: Weed Management Panel [Webinar]

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 [Webinar]

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 [Webinar]

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 [Webinar]

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 [Virtual Farm Tour]

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.  

Reopening? Update Your Farm COVID-19 Safety Protocols [Webinar]

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

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 [Webinar]

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

COVID-19 Forum: Safe Farmers Markets for Cities

During this forum for cities, municipalities, and market managers, you’ll learn how others have opened and navigated the logistics of safely opening farmers markets within their own locales.

COVID-19 Farmer Forum: Discussion With Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Pennsylvania Agriculture Deputy Secretary Cheryl Cook provide an update on how agriculture is faring in the state during the pandemic and respond to farmers’ questions. 

Grass, Grain & the Developing Rumen [Webinar]

How does grain affect rumen development in the pre-weaned calf?

Webinar: Aggregation, Distribution & Delivery

A weekly virtual forum for farmers and markets as we work together to adapt our operations and business plans during the coronavirus pandemic.

Webinar: New COVID-19 Financial Support Available to Farmers

What financial assistance is available to farms and small businesses impacted by COVID-19?

Webinar: Transitioning to Online Sales

To weather the coronavirus pandemic, many farms and markets are turning to selling their products online.

Webinar: Accessing Farmland 101

Learn best practices for leasing land, what to consider when purchasing land, and how agricultural easements can help secure land for the long term.

COVID-19 Checklist for Farmers Markets

Open-source resource for developing safety guidelines for farmers markets during the coronavirus pandemic.

Webinar: COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Farms & Small Businesses

What financial assistance is available to farms and small businesses impacted by COVID-19?

Webinar: H-2A Farm Workers & COVID-19

During this farmer listening session, Alyssa Charney from Pa. Senator Bob Casey’s office and John Hollay from United Fresh Produce respond to questions and listen to concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on H-2A farm workers.

COVID-19 Readiness Assessment for Continuity of Farm Business

This is an open-source checklist created by Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, in collaboration with Penn State Extension, for developing a continuity of business plan during the coronavirus pandemic. Farmers, market managers, and related businesses are permitted to use, modify, and distribute this resource as needed. We encourage farmers in Pennsylvania to review our blog post and […]