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Type 2 Diabetes and Surgical Solutions
May 16, 2017
Some patients with Type 2 Diabetes may find that surgery may be the solution to diabetic situation.
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Safe and Healthy Picnics
May 10, 2017
Have you gotten the picnic "bug" yet, with warmer weather and luxurious foliage blanketing the countryside? Try some tricks to make your picnic both food-safe and healthy!
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Plant an Extra Row!
May 2, 2017
This year, share the bounty of your summer garden by planting an extra row or two of vegetables to donate to your local food bank or pantry.

Penn State Extension News

Kulcsar tapped to lead Department of Ag Economics, Sociology, and Education
June 14, 2017
Laszlo Kulcsar, professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Kansas State University, will join Penn State as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, effective Aug. 1.
Scientists to study how soil health is influenced by pest-management tactics
June 14, 2017
An entomologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and compare how various pest-management regimes affect the health of soils. John Tooker, associate professor of entomology, will lead the project, which is titled "Exploring Soil Health and Pest Management Trade Offs to Maximize Crop Productivity."
Penn State Extension educators develop plan to educate plain sect on food safety
June 13, 2017
Penn State Extension educators have developed food-safety training programs to accommodate the cultural norms of plain sect — Amish and Mennonite — farmers.

Upcoming Regional Events

Learn to Manage Parasite Resistance on Your Farm
When: June 24, 2017
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
Master Gardener Mini-College: Woody Plant ID - Flowering Trees Adv. Cert.
When: June 26, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Master Gardener Mini-College: Pollinators
When: June 26, 2017
Where: State College, PA
Master Gardener Mini-College: Plant Problem Diagnostics
When: June 26, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Master Gardener Mini-College: Cultivating Community Gardens
When: June 26, 2017
Where: University Park, PA