Webinar provides overview of Partnership Grant program
Northeast SARE grant coordinator Candice Huber provided information on the Partnership Grant program in a webinar held on March 2, 2021. She covered who is eligible and how to apply, topics that have been funded and how grant funds can and cannot be used. Candice also offered tips for writing a strong proposal and what […]
New Online Tool Helps Farmers Make Cover Crop Decisions
The Northeast Cover Crops Council (NECCC) recently released an online tool designed to support farm decision-making around cover crops. The Cover Crop Decision Support Tool is available at no cost at: http://covercrop.tools/. It includes a Cover Crop Explorer that provides in-depth information on more than 35 cover crop species. It also has a Species Selector […]
Northeast Cover Crop Decision Support Tool
Crediting Cover Crops and Soil Organic Matter in a Variable Rate Nitrogen Fertilizer Prescription
Tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus and Impatiens necrotic spot orthotospovirus
Scaling Up Pastured Livestock Production
2019 Northeast SARE Annual Report
PA Extension reaches out to Hispanic and Latinx farming communities
As more people of color choose farming and agricultural careers, Cooperative Extension and other agricultural service organizations must expand their ability to serve culturally diverse groups. Pennsylvania saw a 16% increase in Hispanic and Latinx farmers and farmworkers, inspiring Elsa Sanchez of Pennsylvania State University to conduct a Northeast SARE Professional Development Grant project aimed […]
Train-the-trainer program supports value-added and direct marketing education for Northeast farmers
Northeastern producers frequently consider direct marketing and value-added product development to increase revenues on the farm. Food entrepreneurship requires different skillsets than production agriculture. And, introducing value-added foods to the marketplace opens the seller to unique business liability. Therefore, it is important that farmers receive training and support to effectively set up and manage local […]
Penn State student studies poultry bedding alternatives
In the Northeast, wood shavings are the predominant bedding material on which commercial broiler chickens are raised. Because their availability and cost fluctuates and new concerns have emerged around biosecurity risks of transporting bedding to and from farms, Pennsylvania State University Master of Science student Amy Barkley used her Northeast SARE Graduate Student grant to […]
Sires for grass-fed beef production
Criteria for genetic selection, the importance of grass quality, breeds, benchmarks, and more.
Understanding beef labels
Labeling basics, labeling requirements, applying for labels, labeling examples, and more.
Selection for meat quality
Planning for a specific market, choosing replacement heifers, genetics, crossbreeding, and more.
Working with the processor
Information for the processor, planning to harvest, USDA facilities, packaging, and more.
Hedgeapple Farm sells grass-fed Black Angus beef in Buckeystown, Maryland.
Highpoint Farm is a CSA in Trumansburg, New York.
Horn Farm and Restaurant
Horn and Farm Restaurant is a diversified organic operation in Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Logan Family Farms
Logan Family Farms is in Irwin, Pennsylvania. Beef marketing is primarily through farmers markets.
Soergel Family Farms
Soergel Family Farms is near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beef sales are a recent addition to the farm's products.
So you want to raise beef cattle
Options to consider, setting goals, and thinking ahead.