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.
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.
A few simple steps preparing for weaning can minimize the stress to both ewes and lambs in your flock.
4-H Teens attend State Leadership Conference in State College
Twenty one members from Bedford County participated in the 53rd Annual State 4-H Horse Show
The snow is falling and the best place to be is snuggled on the couch, covered with a blanket, and drinking a cup of hot cocoa. Can't you just smell the chocolate? But, while you are inside a warm house, the farm animals are living outside. Don't they need to be inside during the cold weather?
Schellsburg youth selected to serve as 4-H State Council Officer.
This is National 4-H Week, October 6th – 12th. In honor of this occasion, Everett Cash Mutual Insurance Company of Everett has donated $5,000 to the Bedford County 4-H program.
The days are getting longer, there’s a hint of freshness in the air and a quiet hum all around. The long-awaited spring is here.
I have noticed many of the cooking show chefs often use kosher salt or sea salt in place of “regular” salt when it comes to seasoning foods, promoting these as being better tasting and healthier. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at these salts to see if one is really better than the other.
Just like people, plants have certain areas where they prefer to live.
March is National Nutrition Month
If hunting dyed eggs is a special part of your holiday observance, you do need to think seriously about food safety when you begin to hide those eggs.
The 4-H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills they need to become leaders in their communities.
What’s your dream for retirement? Are you planning on retiring at the same time as your spouse?