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Pennsylvania 4-H’ers, from left, Jayden Dennis, Sophia Manidis, and Jadyn Heck-Hoppes identify invasive species. (Photo courtesy of Deborah Dietrich)
Stop the Invasion: Unwanted Plants, Bugs and Other Pests
June 27, 2017
Penn State Extension and Pennsylvania 4-H, with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, created Stop the Invasion: Unwanted Plants, Bugs and Other Pests, a hands-on curriculum to address the threat of invasive species.
Youth in the Science Track of the 2017 Wildlife and Forestry Field Day learned to apply wildlife and forestry knowledge in on-site skills sessions. A sign language interpreter (center) assisted in explaining tree measuring technique.
Members Learn, Explore and Compete at 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day
May 18, 2017
The 2017 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day, held at Rock Springs, PA, was another “wild” success! 4-H youth and adults from across the state explored the wildlife and forestry sciences. The event featured an Exploratory Track for younger 4-H youth and a Science Track for teens. The theme for the Exploratory Track presented tools and methods for wildlife and forestry research, while the Science Track focused on applying research knowledge to managing forests and wildlife.
Kessler's Extension career began in 1969
Pennsylvania Man to Join National 4-H Hall of Fame
May 11, 2017
Robert Kessler, former Extension Agent in Franklin County, to be inducted this fall.

Statewide 4-H Events

Pennsylvania Fair Harness Racing Experience at the York Fair
When: September 12, 2017
Where: York County Fairgrounds
PA 4-H Competitive Trail Ride “The Richard C. Ely Memorial Ride”
When: September 22-23, 2017
Where: Huntingdon, PA
Pennsylvania Fair Harness Racing Experience at the Bloomsburg Fair
When: September 22, 2017
Where: Bloomsburg Fair, Columbia County
Celebrate Ag Day with Penn State Football
When: September 30, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show
When: October 27-29, 2017
Where: Harrisburg, PA