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
Save the Date for the Penn State Extension Winter Crops Day to be held 10 am to 2 pm on March 19th at Hoss's Steak House in St. Marys.
It’s time to take charge and help your family be as healthy as they can, and that means being physically active, really active, for at least one hour a day. This is known as MVPA – Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity. MVPA can be accomplished with a one time a day approach or in short ten to fifteen minute bursts a few times a day.
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.
Saving water is easy when you think about it. Here’s a fun and easy way to see how water-wise you are by taking a Home Water Audit, courtesy of iConservePA.org H20 Water Use It Wisely Program.
Natural gas rigs are a unique picture of shale drilling, but what are the components that are required for getting natural gas from the well to the consumer?
Active music experiences can support emergent mathematics and may be related to brain development from very early in life.
The results are in!
My neighbor came up to me last month and told me he was sorry that my tree had died. I was puzzled, because I was not aware that any of my trees had died.
Come in from the cold, and join us in Bradford County at 9:00 A.M. on February 11th, 2014, at the Wysox Firehall for the “Northeast Crops Conference”.
Get ready for spring by attending the Ninth Annual Dauphin County Master Gardener Spring Workshop Series on five consecutive Saturday mornings from February 22 through March 22, 2014. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., with all the programs from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Refreshments are provided and lucky participants will win door prizes. The workshops will be held at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.
DairyCents Pro producer and consultant versions of the mobile app are now available for both platforms - Android and iPhone
Twenty one members from Bedford County participated in the 53rd Annual State 4-H Horse Show
Fuchsias are typically sold in hanging baskets, but are also produced as standards. Plants are considered to be upright or trailing in habit. Usually the trailing cultivars are placed in baskets.