Adams County News
May 15, 2013Burning wood versus fossil fuels will eliminate 700 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere yearly, the equivalent of about 155 mid-sized cars vanishing from the highway, according to Denise Bechdel, team leader for Energy and Environment for the Penn State Small Business Development Center. Bechdel assisted a local fruit farm with grant writing and environmental consulting on installing a biomass burner to heat greenhouses for growing vegetables.
Area Market Vendors Gear Up for a Successful Season
May 9, 2013Market season is nearly upon us! For consumers (and some very enthusiastic vendors), this time of year elicits shrikes of excitement and sheer joy as people line up to see which vendor has the early asparagus, rhubarb, or coveted dry beans preserved from fall harvest.
March 28, 2013Summer is coming! That means it is time for Ag Explorers Day Camp. Read this review of Ag Camp by a teen counselor who has helped with camp from it's start.
Penn State Extension News
Study suggests dairy herd water quality linked to milk production
May 22, 2013A recently completed study of water supplies on Pennsylvania dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue. And average milk production for these farms was about 10 percent lower than farms with good water quality.
Webinar to examine effect of shale-gas development on rural roads
May 10, 2013The impact that natural-gas development in deep shale formations has on rural Pennsylvania roads will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Online beekeeping course receives international recognition
May 9, 2013A Web-based Penn State Extension course designed to help beginning and experienced beekeepers gain the knowledge they need to be successful has been recognized for online excellence. Beekeeping 101 was named an official honoree in the 2013 Webby Awards. The course was one of 11 honorees in the Education category.