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Allegheny County News

Type 2 Diabetes and Surgical Solutions
May 16, 2017
Some patients with Type 2 Diabetes may find that surgery may be the solution to diabetic situation.
Vegetable Kebabs (Bigstock 3057844)
Safe and Healthy Picnics
May 10, 2017
Have you gotten the picnic "bug" yet, with warmer weather and luxurious foliage blanketing the countryside? Try some tricks to make your picnic both food-safe and healthy!
Vegetable Garden by Lori Stalteri; CC By 2.0
Plant an Extra Row!
May 2, 2017
This year, share the bounty of your summer garden by planting an extra row or two of vegetables to donate to your local food bank or pantry.
 Jacquisosa / Pixabay CC0 Public Domain
How to Wash Your Produce Safely
April 21, 2017
Have you seen produce wash products and wonder, are they necessary? They add unnecessary dollars to the food bill.
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Enjoy Spring Green Kale
April 21, 2017
Can you and your family get in the spring spirit and try a new dark green vegetable?

Penn State Extension News

Kulcsar tapped to lead Department of Ag Economics, Sociology, and Education
June 14, 2017
Laszlo Kulcsar, professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Kansas State University, will join Penn State as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, effective Aug. 1.
Scientists to study how soil health is influenced by pest-management tactics
June 14, 2017
An entomologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and compare how various pest-management regimes affect the health of soils. John Tooker, associate professor of entomology, will lead the project, which is titled "Exploring Soil Health and Pest Management Trade Offs to Maximize Crop Productivity."
Penn State Extension educators develop plan to educate plain sect on food safety
June 13, 2017
Penn State Extension educators have developed food-safety training programs to accommodate the cultural norms of plain sect — Amish and Mennonite — farmers.

Upcoming Regional Events

Penn State Master Gardener Demo Garden Open House
When: July 8, 2017
Where: Greensburg, PA
Home Food Preservation: Canning Basics
When: July 10, 2017
Where: Greensburg, PA
When: July 11, 2017
Where: Butler, PA
Beaver Library Garden Series: Beaver Station Gardens Tour
When: July 12, 2017
Where: Beaver, PA
Home Canning Workshop
When: July 19, 2017
Where: Butler, PA
Woody Plant Identification: Deciduous Shrubs
When: July 20 - August 10, 2017
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You
When: July 20, 2017
Where: Butler, PA