Armstrong County News
July 14, 2014The Agronomy Field Day taught farmers how to evaluate their corn stands soon after emergence for problems caused by insects, nutrients, and weather. The participants also compared growth patterns of corn planted with different types of fertilizer and viewed insect feeding on soybeans.
July 3, 2014The Armstrong County Board of Commissioners presents a proclamation in celebration of the 100 Year Anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act which established Cooperative Extension.
Penn State Extension News
Long-time extension educators endow animal science scholarship
August 22, 2014Eugene and Carol Schurman, of Clymer, Pennsylvania, have given $50,000 to establish the Eugene and Carol Schurman Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The scholarship will benefit students with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to animal science majors.
Land-use webinar to explore conservation easements
August 21, 2014Conservation easements and their role in enhancing the landscapes and greenways of Pennsylvania communities will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Public urged to be on watch for invasive Asian longhorned beetles
August 15, 2014By spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts, Pennsylvanians can help keep the non-native, invasive wood-boring threat to the state’s trees at bay, according to agriculture officials.
Upcoming Regional Events
Better Kid Care: Observing with a Purpose
When: September 22, 2014Where: Leechburg, PA
Navigating Food Safety Regulations for Farmers Market Vendors
When: September 23, 2014Where: Clarion, PA
Westmoreland County Landscape Update
Event CanceledWhen: September 23, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA
Your Garden, Your Planet: Fall Garden Workshop
When: September 27, 2014Where: Butler, PA
Better Kid Care: Family Partnerships: A Matter of Perspective
When: September 29, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA