YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. — Have you found your passion in agriculture, but do not know exactly what to do with your small farm? Perhaps you would like to produce and sell a favorite product, but need more information about developing an agricultural enterprise?
A small, part-time agricultural business just might provide some additional income or pay the property taxes next year.
Penn State Cooperative Extension is presenting a three-part series of workshops titled “Income Opportunities in Agriculture.”
The program will be split into three days and will occur on the first Thursday of March, April, and May.
March 5 will feature alternative energy possibilities that you can grow and use on your farm, including switchgrass and biofuels. This program will be held at the Crawford County Extension Office from 6:30-9 p.m.
The deadline to register for this program is March 2.
April 2 will focus on vegetable production. This day-long program will be held at the Warren County Extension office from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a program with speakers from Penn State University and local growers explaining how to grow, market, and sell vegetables.
The deadline to register for this program is March 30.
To wrap up the series on May 7, there will be a program on raising livestock. Specifically, pigs, goats, sheep, and beef will be covered. This program will be held at the Crawford County Extension office from 6:30-9 p.m.
The deadline to register for this program is May 4.
In the trenches
All of these workshops will feature real-life farmers, growers, and business owners. Learn straight from these savvy people as they share their secrets to success.
The cost of each workshop is $15. You will want to register early to ensure one of the limited spaces. To register or request more information about this program, contact Dana Ekey at the Penn State Extension Office in Warren County at 814-563-9388.