Recording now available: "Small Farm Business Marketing: Measuring your Return-on-Investment (ROI)" webinar featuring Laura Gifford of The Laramie Group
Recording Now Available: "Opportunities and Challenges of Small Grain Production, Processing, and Marketing" featuring Nigel Tudor of Weatherbury Farm.
A Marketing & Branding for Small Farm Businesses webinar was recorded on Sept. 12, 2016 and is available at this link.
The Life in the Soil video series illustrates the variety of microscopic life present in a range of Pennsylvania soils.
Log-on for this soil health webinar specifically for experienced high tunnel producers
Warm Season Grass (CP-2) workshop in Stewartstown, PA (York County)
Riparian (streamside) buffer and native grass planting tour and workshop
Capital RC&D is accepting resumes for the following positions: Project Associate, Soil Conservation Technician, and Chesapeake Bay Engineer/Technician.
2015 CREP Workshop Series kicks off with first of three on June 20th.
Capital RC&D's high tunnel grower workshops resume in March 2015 with an updated webinar series.
The first high tunnel workshop of Capital RC&D's 2014-2015 high tunnel workshop series will be held November 17 in Westmoreland, PA. This workshop will focus on high tunnel marketing and business planning.
Capital RC&D's 2014 Annual Report is now available online and features Council information as well as project highlights for 2014.
Capital RC&D's "Guide to Internships and Employment for Pennsylvania Farms: An Overview of Legal Considerations" is now downloadable at www.capitalrcd.org
Applicants for a Chesapeake Bay Engineer position should forward resumes no later than December 2, 2013
Capital RC&D and the Cumberland Conservation Collaborative (CCC) are pleased to announce the hire of Gerald (Jerry) Wilkes in July 2013 as CCC Administrative Coordinator to direct the general operations and outreach for the group.
The 2013 South Central PA Buy Fresh Buy Local, Local Food Guide is now available online. This guide features farmers markets, stands and businesses direct marketing agricultural products in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lebanon and Perry counties, with links to local food resources for Lancaster, York and other PA regions.
Tues. August 13, 2013 from 5-7pm at the Renfrew Park Pavilion in Waynesboro, PA (Franklin County).
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Tillage Survey Underway
Participation reimbursements available for PA-NRCS AMA & EQIP High Tunnel fund recipients.
A High Tunnel Product Marketing workshop will take place on Dec. 8 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Harvest Valley Farms in Butler County.
The Capital RC&D Area Council was recognized by the USDA-NRCS in May 2012 (Select to view photo)
Sept. 6; 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Penn State Rock Springs
Riparian Buffer Walk and Q&A Highlighting Management and Enjoyment Benefits of CREP Enrollment Thursday, July 12, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Good agricultural production starts from the ground up. Productive soils represent the foundation of abundant and healthy crops and impact almost all aspects of a farming system. Learning how to assess and sustainably manage soil including plant nutrients, diseases, beneficial and pest organisms, and soil physical qualities offers farmers an edge in today’s competitive market.
Capital RC&D is teaming up with members of the PSU High Tunnel Research team to host two technical workshops; May 17 & September 6th in Rock Springs, PA.
Healthy Crops & Good Return on Your Investment Wednesday, May 9th, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Adams County), Thursday, May 17th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Centre County), and Thursday, September 6th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Centre County)
May 9th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Biglerville, PA.
Tues. April 17; Adams County (New Oxford) 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Thurs. April 19; Franklin County (Greencastle) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Organic no-till represents a relatively new perspective on working the land. It Capital Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Area Council in Southcentral Pennsylvania, presents the basics technologies, tools and techniques for getting started with organic no-till at a workshop scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, Dauphin, PA.
Buffer Walk and Q&A Highlighting the Balance of CREP & Ag Production Tuesday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
New program helps feed local families while increasing farm profitability.
A regional nonprofit is asking residents of South Central Pa. to nominate their favorite places in the South Mountain region for a new adventure sport trail with a high-tech twist.
Carlisle, Pa. (June 3, 2010) - The South Central Pa. chapter of the national Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign is now making its 2010 Local Food Guide available in print and on the web.
A new program will provide food stamp and debit card readers to farmers markets in South Central Pa., allowing vendors to increase sales and better serve a low income market, according to Capital RC&D, a regional nonprofit organization.
Below is a listing of available press files for use when publishing articles or other marketing collateral that involves Capital RCD.
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