Allegheny County News
November 12, 2014I am one of those people who love their job. I am ever so lucky to be someone who gets paid for doing a community service. I work for Penn State Extension and I am a nutrition education adviser. My job is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.
September 22, 2014According to Urban Forester Brian Wolyniak, last summer's moderate temperatures, paired with abundant rainfall, signals local "leaf watchers" of an impending show. Interviewed by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Brian expanded on his colorful forecast and the science that produces our annual foliage display...
Penn State Extension News
Penn State to help Northeast agriculture adapt to potential climate change
November 19, 2014Penn State is one of 12 land-grant universities that will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Northeast Climate Hub to give the region's farmers, foresters and land managers better access to information and tools for adapting to climate and weather variability. As part of the agreement, the College of Agricultural Sciences will partner with Cornell University to develop, implement and evaluate decision-support materials for producers that describe how best to cope with -- and even take advantage of -- increasing weather-related risks.
Shale gas webinar to look at response to challenges of Bakken oil development
November 17, 2014Community challenges related to the growth of the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota are similar to those generated by development of the Marcellus Shale gas play in Pennsylvania, according to experts familiar with both situations.
Entomologists hope vigilance, research stop newly discovered spotted lanternfly
November 14, 2014People seeing the spotted lanternfly for the first time are struck by its sometimes-flashy appearance. But don't let its colorful, butterfly-like veneer fool you, caution entomologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. This exotic, invasive insect poses a potential threat to several important agricultural commodities in Pennsylvania.
- Participation in Comprehensive Community Development in the City of Pittsburgh - Hazelwood Nursery Assistance
- Master Gardener-Speakers Bureau Scheduling Programs
- Burgh Bees Offering Three Beekeeping 101 Options - Register Now!
- Partner Focus: Pittsburgh Food Policy Council
- Allegheny County - Our County Seal
- Dining with Diabetes Program Offers Valuable Support
- Purchase PSU Soil Test Kits
Upcoming Regional Events
Better Kid Care: What Educators Need to Know
When: December 2, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA
Shale Mineral Management: Understanding Your Royalty Check
When: December 8, 2014Where: Butler, PA
Western Pennsylvania Vegetable and Small Fruit Seminar
When: December 9, 2014Where: Prospect, PA
When: December 10, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA
Better Kid Care: A Tech Playdate for the Beginner
When: December 15, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA
Gearing Up for Kindergarten
When: January 21, 2015Where: Beaver Falls, PA
Better Kid Care: Professional Development Day
When: January 24, 2015Where: Butler, PA