Penn State Extension Water Educator, Jim Clark, and Extension Water Specialist, Bryan Swistock, presented a workshop for Jefferson County Residents on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Brookville, PA.
As global temperatures rise, how will lake ecosystems respond? As they warm, will lakes -- which make up only 3 percent of the landscape, but bury more carbon than the world's oceans combined -- release more of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane?
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the U.S. Forest Service presented the 2016 Chesapeake Forest Champions Awards at the 11th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum attended by over 420 people from various local organizations.
Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fueling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus in England, according to new research.
Tools are an important part of gardening. We use tools to make our work easier: digging, pruning, planting, watering, and lugging stuff around the garden would all be much harder without our tools. With a little bit of time and care, we can keep our tools in good shape and good function.
Take time this fall for family fun whether carving a pumpkin, going on a hayride, finding your way in the corn maze or roasting hot dogs on the campfire.
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!
Despite the negativity many associate with fracking, the controversial technique for extracting oil and natural gas from the earth had a positive impact on mortgage defaults in areas where fracking occurred, according to research by a Clemson University finance professor. (more...)
In a past newsblog I talked about a place that I called Community A-venue, and about other transportation corridor designations. Let's take this line of thinking a few steps further.
During August and September we saw apples mature a bit earlier than normal. Once mature, they quickly tree-ripened. The hot, dry weather and full sun exposure of tall-spindle trees compressed the harvest window. This earliness and rapid ripening has continued with Fuji and Cripps Pink.
Rural communities across the country have come a long way in many respects since the Great Recession of 2008, but more progress is needed to ensure the future health and vitality of rural America. That was the general consensus of participants at the White House Rural Forum, hosted by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall on Oct. 5.
Parents want the best for their children, and there are several ways they can help their child be successful in life.
The June 2013 Scrapie Free Flock Certification Program (SFCP) standards have been updated and are now available. A brief summary of the major updates to the program are also available.
View this new 4-part video series to help you understand how your farm or food business may be affected under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
(Part 3 in the series on making your home life more renewable)
Wood Energy Events to Showcase Bioenergy
Insights on Pennsylvania's AEPS program.
New warm-season grass producer group supports grower needs in a developing industry.
In a news article posted here on July 27, readers learned how recent market conditions have revitalized the interest in feeding dairy steers for beef. Read how one family has approached their entry into just such a feeding venture.
Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. Each year approximately 10% of U.S. farm deaths are in Pennsylvania. Do your part and make your farm as safe as possible.