Berks County News
July 29, 2014The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently announced that they are expanding the quarantine area in Southeast PA for thousand cankers disease of black walnut.
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
Landscape Update Meeting
When: September 16, 2014Where: Schnecksville, PA
Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production: Soil Test Interpretation and Planning
When: September 16, 2014Where: Allentown, PA
When: September 16, 2014Where: Elizabethtown, PA
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Programs for Meat and Poultry Processors (HACCP)
When: September 17-18, 2014Where: West Chester, PA
Managing Volunteers to Build Community Capacity
When: September 17, 2014Where: Allentown, PA