This Farm Energy Day program will provide overviews of a sampling of sustainable and renewable (“green”) energy issues as they relate to farmers and landowners in the region, with special attention to growing bioenergy crops, using on-farm solar energy, and increasing energy efficiency in farm operations.
Review and discuss consumer trends and conducting market research. Explore the many marketing opportunities available to small scale farmers. Cover the appropriate farm management techniques and practices.
Hear what it takes to raise beef, sheep or pigs on a few acres. Topics covered include housing, nutrition, health and breeding.
Learn the basics of soil’s physical, chemical and biological properties that lead to optimal plant growth.
The PA Grassland Evaluation Contest is an educational opportunity for PA high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs, or members of a high school affiliated club.
Get an introduction to growing vegetables...from growing seedlings to preparing beds, keeping out the weeds, and harvesting.
The class is for those who have an interest in possibly keeping bees or beginning beekeepers. No knowledge of beekeeping is necessary. The “Basics of Beekeeping” class will provide participants with information that will help them decide if keeping honey bees is right for them. Participants will see examples of a hive, hive parts, and beekeepers tools.