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Becoming a Certified Appraiser

We recently interviewed Mandy Rhodes, an appraiser with AgChoice Credit Farm Credit. Mandy has held a number of positions during her tenure at AgChoice, and recently passed her state certification...

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Kickoff 2022

The start of another year is one of hope and opportunity coupled with a world of challenges. Let's discuss some of the hot topics that will need to be addressed at both ends of the outlook spectrum...

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From 4-H to Full-Time

This week's Field Notes is another feature from the AgBiz Cast podcast, which shares inspiring stories of young, beginning, and small farmers. Today's episode is an interview with Eliza Walton, a beef...

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Center for Rural Pennsylvania

We recently interviewed Kyle Kopko, director of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. The Center is a legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General...

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Innovation in the Apple Industry

We recently interviewed Leighton Rice. Leighton is the fifth generation at R&L Orchards and Rice Fruit Company in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Leighton is also a semi-finalist in the 2022 Farm Bureau...

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2022 Industry Educational Events

2022 Keystone Farm Show | January 4-6, York, PA Keystone Farm Show is the largest commercial farm equipment and service provider trade show in Pennsylvania. Learn more about this year’s event. 2022 PA...

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Growing a Diversified Farm Business

We recently interviewed Brian Smyser of Smyser’s Richlawn Farms. Smyser's Richlawn Farms is a diversified farm operation in York, Pennsylvania. The Smysers formally were a dairy farm, but now sell...

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