The Greenhouse Short Course is a one-day program as part of the pre-conference sessions at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference. This program is ideal for new greenhouse growers or growers that need more background in basic greenhouse operations and management. We will be covering everything from crop scheduling through pest management strategies through marketing.
Because an increased fly population may lead to a health nuisance in and around the farm as well as in neighboring communities, it is extremely important for poultry producers to take action prior to facing possible threats of litigation.
Our mission is to support small independent American farms in their efforts for greater environmental and economic health, community engagement, and advocacy that supports sustainable agriculture.
Youth water education continues to be an important part of protecting and restoring America’s valuable water resources. Penn State Extension is proud to host the second ever Dive Deeper Summit for youth water educators in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
February is a wonderful time to think about fine-tuning your gardening skills. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, there is always so much to learn. Let the Penn State Master Gardeners of Adams County help you resolve your gardening problems or learn how to get started through their class series Gardening in Your Environment.
Placemaking is a vital part of community development. Depending on how placemaking is used, it creates community vitality.
Good preparation goes a long way toward ensuring a successful garden...
Steve Repasky, president of Burgh Bees is also the owner and operator of Meadow Sweet Apiaries in Dormont. Steve is a certified Master Beekeeper and manages numerous honey bee colonies in and around Pittsburgh.
Do the words "lasagna gardening" mean anything to you? If you don’t care to dig, or mollycoddle your soil you might want to try this wonderful idea born of necessity, lack of large chunks of time, and a sore back.
Abby Zyhowski, a member of Marion Center Handy Helpers 4-H Club, was one of 25 state 4-H and FFA members who won a 2014 Farm Show Foundation Scholarship at the recent show held in Harrisburg. She has been an active exhibitor in the Family Living Department at the Farm Show, winning several best of show awards and many individual placings in foods, crafts and clothing classes. Her mother Gerry Koller is pictured at the ceremony with several Foundation dignitaries.
Lancaster County now leads the state in the number of certified pollinator friendly gardens.
Nine Indiana County 4-H members exhibited over 75 entries in family living programs at the recent 98th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show. Six members and two cloverbuds also competed and placed in the potato grading and identification contest. The family living entries garnered seven first place awards, nine second places, 13 third places, two fourth places, two fifth places, and six honorable mentions. Eight members exhibited 11 head of livestock. Members showed market sheep, goats, and swine, returning home with several high placings.
A new opportunity to learn and grow, while giving back to the community is available through Penn State Extension ‘s new Certified Food and Wellness Volunteer Training Program. According to Laurie Welch, Penn State Educator, “We are looking for people with some knowledge and interest in foods, nutrition and food safety who want to become more involved with community wellness”. This is an exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the new program. Applications are now being accepted for the very first volunteers to be trained in this pilot program.
On behalf of Dauphin County 4-H Club’s, Inc., we will be holding our 10th Annual 4-H Benefit Auction, which will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Middletown Fire Company, 10 Adelia St, Middletown, PA, 17057.
The governor presented a proclamation to Penn State University President Rodney Erickson, declaring Jan. 9, 2014, as Cooperative Extension Day, in recognition of the work done by the land grant university and its outreach system over the past 100 years. Corbett called Penn State Extension an “important link in the resources and solutions available from the university to all Pennsylvanians.”
Amanda Colecio, now a fifth grade student at Weatherly Elementary, entered the 17th Annual Drug-Free Calendar Contest through the PA Attorney General’s Office – and won. She was among 13 students from across the state that were chosen out of nearly 800 entries for the 2014 Calendar.
Susquehanna County 4-H was recently very well represented at the 2014 PA Farm Show held in Harrisburg. Members of Susquehanna County 4-H exhibited Junior Market Animals, showcased posters and displays in 4-H Opportunities, and entered both clothing and crafts!
The Penn State Extension- Franklin County Office will be closing at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. We will reopen at 8:30 am on Wednesday, January 22. All meetings and events are cancelled for today.
Yes, farmers love taking selfies with their animals, but the real benefit is engagement between food producers and consumers