With an average of 16 people dying each year in grain bin accidents, safety is a major concern.
Tragic Accident: 17-year-old boy died Wednesday harvesting corn in Lebanon County.
Where will you be on Tuesday November 5? If you live in Pennsylvania, I hope your day includes a stop at your local polling place to vote in this year’s elections.
We should always clean garden tools after use and dry them before storing in a sheltered location...
Fall always seems to be such a busy time of year. Everyone seems to be going in different directions at different times, making it a challenge to prepare meals and gather everyone together to eat as a family.
Solidago is a huge hit in the European garden for its late yellow/gold color. It is sad that we do not appreciate our native goldenrod as a plant of interest. The entire species would need a whole book to cover the different types of flowers. Today, cultivars have “improved” on nature to satisfy our need for order, and Solidaga ‘Fireworks’ comes to mind as a real show stoppe r in the autumn garden.
The Fall season brings with it many harvest festival type activities.
Jesse Isenberg, has been chosen as one of twelve Pennsylvania youth leaders to serve a one-year term in an executive position on the Pennsylvania State 4-H Council. He was chosen at the 2013 Pennsylvania 4-H State Achievement Days held recently at Penn State.
Four county members competed in the recent Western PA 4-H Small Animal Show held in Westmoreland County. They participated in rabbit, dog, and communication programs. County members were Alexis Elgin, Natalie Pavlik, Elizabeth Bruner, and Abigail Bruner.
Four Indiana County 4-H dairy club members recently competed in activities at the PA Junior Dairy Show and All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg. Members were eligible for the state 4-H show by winning a blue ribbon earlier this year at regional shows. Ashton Stiles won third place in the Junior Dairy Show with her Guernsey winter yearling. She also won a Master Showman Award. Madison Cattau placed seventh with her Holstein fall calf, and Aidan Cattau won eleventh place with his Red and White spring calf.
Twenty-five Indiana County 4-H members recently attended State 4-H Achievement Days at Penn State University. This event brought together over 600 4-H members from across the state to compete in judging, communications, and skillathon contests. The county delegation returned home with three first place individuals and several other high individual and team awards. We also had one of the largest county delegation!
Before you bag up the leaves falling from your trees, consider their potential for your landscape. The leaves of one large shade tree can be worth as much as $50 of plant food and humus...
It’s a hot, late September day, and you are surrounded by boxes and crates of fresh, locally-grown produce provided by The Common Market. What would you do with an entire case of curly kale?
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for our health. Insufficient sleep can lead to depression, decreased cognitive performance, immune suppression, blood sugar imbalance and obesity...
A breakdown in the various renewable energy sources and where they stand in electricity generation.
State issues such as transportation funding, the pension shortfall and property tax reform are all linked to farmers in some way, according to a lobbyist for the industry. Joel Rotz, senior state director of government affairs for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, told fellow farmers at a recent breakfast hosted by state Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-116, that funding transportation and pensions takes state money away from agriculture.
The Board of Directors cordially invites the public to attend the 96th Annual Meeting of the Penn State Extension - Dauphin County, Monday, November 18, 2013.
If you are like a lot of families, it can become very challenging to deal with everyone's work and school schedules.
Penn State Extension in Berks County offers hands-on educational nutrition classes through its Nutrition Links program. Many of these classes are held on a weekly and monthly basis throughout the year.
A local research trial was conducted to evaluate how insects and diseases impact soybean yields.