COVID-19 Resources for Farmers & Markets

New COVID-19 Financial Support Available to Farmers

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

Transitioning to Online Sales

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

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.

COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Farms & Small Businesses

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

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 […]

COVID-19 Guidelines for Farmers & Markets

During this webinar, we review guidelines on COVID-19 for farmers, markets, and related ag businesses. 

Insights on Common Soil Health Challenges

Through our Soil Health Benchmark Study, we’re discovering soil health problems farmers are facing. During this webinar, we review several common soil health challenges and explore how farmers are working to fix them.

Wet Fields Obstruct Operations & Soil Health at Chicano Sol Farm

A vegetable farmer grapples with improving soil health on her persistently wet fields.

Developing an Effective Employee Handbook

When you have employees on your farm, implementing best labor management practices is key to both creating a hospitable work environment and meeting your farm’s production needs.

Tough Weather is Tough on Soil: Rebuilding Soil Aggregates at Woodside Vu Farm

We explore how a row crop farm could utilize cover crops to remediate the damaging effects wet weather has had on its soil aggregate stability.

My Soil Health is Excellent, Now What: Improving Efficiency at Blue Mountain View Farm

A farmer considers how he can improve efficiency—and therefore profit—on his third-generation pastured livestock farm.

Farmland leasing & purchasing arrangements

Are you planning to lease or purchase farmland? Or are you preparing to transition your farm property to new owners?

Introduction to the Soil Health Benchmark Study

During this webinar, we’ll explain how you can participate in our Soil Health Benchmark Study, which will help you not only implement more sustainable soil management techniques but also maximize yields and profits.

Whole Farm Management with FarmOS

They say “What gets measured, gets managed.” Given that there is a lot to manage on a working farm, effective record-keeping tools are essential to the success of any farm business.

Introduction to Agritainment Law

Agritainment can diversify and add revenue to your farm business. However, whether you host U-Pick crops, fall festivals, farm dinners, weddings, or other on-site events, bringing the public onto your farm also brings risk.

Exploring Connections Between Soil Health & Nutrition at Blackberry Meadows Farm

Can soil health influence the nutritional value of produce?

Stuck in a Rut: Stagnant Organic Matter Levels at Bending Bridge Farm

Farmers collaborate to troubleshoot stagnant organic matter levels.

Too Much of a Good Thing: Compost Brings Phosphorus Challenges to Red Earth Farm

Excessive phosphorus has negative consequences for crop yields and the environment.