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Agencies

State of Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Minnesota Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)

United States Department of Agriculture

 

Food Safety 

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Minnesota Department of Agriculture - Dairy & Food Inspection Division

Minnesota Department of Agriculture - Food Safety Information & Resources

Home Canning Information

National Center for Home Food Preservation

Penn State Food Safety Site

 

High Tunnel Production Resources 

Minnesota High Tunnel Production Manual for Commercial Growers

Kansas State University - High Tunnels

Noble Research Institute: Search for "Hoop House"

Virginia Tech & Virginia State

 

Integrated Pest Management

Minnesota VegEdge - Access to Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable IPM News and Vegetable Crop Pest Fact Sheets

 

Irrigation

Factors to Consider in Selecting a Farm Irrigation System

Irrigation For Fruit and Vegetable Production - Penn State

An Introduction to Drip Irrigation

Drip Chemigation: Injecting Fertilizer, Acid and Chlorine - University of Georgia

 

Organic Production

Minnesota Department of Agriculture - Organic Production and Certification 

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service, Inc. (MOSES)

 

Pesticide Registration in Minnesota - Information 

Pesticide Product Registration (MDA)

Registration Status of Pesticides in Minnesota (NPIRS)

Pesticide Use in Minnesota

Uses allowed in Minnesota pursuant to sec. 18 of FIFRA - Emergency Exemption

Uses allowed in Minnesota pursuant to sec. 24 (c) of FIFRA - Special Local Needs

 

Small Farm Resources

Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Manual for the Beginning Grower - Online Version

Vegetable Diagnostic Tool - Insect and Disease Diagnostic Key

Small Horticultural Farm Resources - University of Minnesota, Department of Horticultural Science

Cornell University - Small Farms Program 

 

Marketing

Minnesota Grown Program

Minnesota Grown On-Line Directory

AMS at USDA - AMS Farmers Markets

Minnesota Farmers' Market Association

Fruits and Veggies More Matter

USDA - Agricultural Marketing Service

 

University of Minnesota

Home Page

Center for Farm Financial Management

Department of Horticultural Science

Department of Plant Pathology - Extension & Outreach

U of M Plant Disease Clinic

Small Horticultural Farm Resources 

 

University of Minnesota Extension Service

Home Page

Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production 

 

Other Resources

ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA)

National Ag Risk Education Library

Nutrient Management for Commercial Fruit & Vegetable Crops in MN

United States Small Business Administration - Starting Your Business

Minnesota Small Business Resource Guide

 

Berry Resources

North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA)

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Growers Association (NARGA)

Commercial Blueberry Production in Minnesota & Wisconsin

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture(MISA): Perennial Fruit