Butler County

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

Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling
When: June 24, 2017
Where: Greensburg, PA
Penn State Master Gardener Demo Garden Open House
When: July 8, 2017
Where: Greensburg, PA
Home Food Preservation: Canning Basics
When: July 10, 2017
Where: Greensburg, PA
When: July 11, 2017
Where: Butler, PA
Beaver Library Garden Series: Beaver Station Gardens Tour
When: July 12, 2017
Where: Beaver, PA