Beginning Farmer Opportunities in Pennsylvania

Beginning Farmer Opportunities in Pennsylvania: Aspiring and beginning farmers in Pennsylvania can start preparing for the 2018 growing season now! The Seed Farm presents several opportunities facilitating the process of planning and preparation for next year.

Don’t miss these upcoming learning and networking beginning farmer opportunities in Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Farm Link

Resource Hub input meeting
Monday, Dec 4
Allentown, PA

What kinds of online resources do you need in order to grow your business? This meeting is being held to gather information from beginning specialty crop producers about the resources you would like to see in an online database.

This event is free and light refreshments will be provided. To register or for more information, please click here.

Penn State Extension

FMSA vs. GAP Info session
Tuesday, Dec 12
Center Valley, PA

Learn the differences between the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and what they mean to your farm business.

This information session is free and light refreshments will be provided. Please click here to register or to learn more.

Plus… More beginning farmer opportunities in Pennsylvania: there’s still time to join The Seed Farm’s Farm Business Incubator in 2018!

Applications are being accepted for our Farm Business Incubator program. Launch your business at The Seed Farm in 2018! You bring the business plan, determination, and supplies… we’ll provide the land, infrastructure, equipment, technical assistance, and more, all at reduced rates.
Click here for more information or to submit your pre-application online.

The Seed Farm provides new and aspiring farmers with hands-on, practical training that they will need to own and/or manage a diversified vegetable farm. On our 42-acre site in Emmaus, PA, participants learn a variety of skills that are critical to new farmer success.

In 2017, The Seed Farm is excited to offer new, more accessible training opportunities for farmers, gardeners, and community members with varying levels of experience.

Click here to see and sign up for current training opportunities.

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