Annie’s Project is a nationally recognized educational program dedicated to fostering women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise.
It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
The agenda is jammed packed with the latest research on diseases, insects and care recommendations.
It’s now mid- January and the holiday activities are over. Perhaps a few weeks ago you decided to make some New Year’s resolutions. Millions of Americans make resolutions each year. The most popular resolutions include starting an exercise program, eating better and reducing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or other drugs. According to research conducted by Psychology Central, 75% of people who make resolutions fail in their first attempts, and most of these people, 67%, make more than one resolution.
Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
Experts aren't sure why Pennsylvania so far has been spared in the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza that has caused massive losses to the poultry industry in the Midwest. But it could be just a matter of time until the virus shows up in the Keystone State.
Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
Dairy educators have been hosting meetings with dairy producers to explain the new Margin Protection Program, a federal assistance program for dairy producers.
The 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.
The 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.
Local extension offices have resources available to assist homeowners and farmers with weed identification in lawns, gardens, pastures, and crop fields.
The 2014 Indiana Crops Conference provided information to farmers about weed, insect, and disease control, planting and managing cover crops and forages, crop insurance, and pesticide safety.
A new Dairy Educator has joined the Penn State Extension team. Andrew Sandeen is now working from the Indiana County office and will aim to serve dairy producers and other industry personnel across Southwest Pennsylvania.
Armstrong County 4-H Club, Incognito Robotics, makes last minute adjustments before the FIRST Robotics competition being held March 27-29.
Pond management can be challenging. One way to handle the challenges is to turn it into a school project!
Armstrong county leaders attend this years symposium to learn more about club activities!
Local 4-Her's experience the many exhibits at the 2014 PA State Farm Show.
Local 4-Her's were honored for their accomplishments at the recent Armstrong County 4-H Achievement Night.