Centre County

Centre County News

Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at flickr.com - CC0 Public Domain
Blueberries: Little Blue Gems for Good Health
July 10, 2017
It’s blueberry picking season in Central Pennsylvania! This is a wonderful family activity that provides a great opportunity for exercise as well as a healthy food for your family to enjoy.
Beef Research Tour During Ag Progress Days
July 3, 2017
Take a short bus ride to the Livestock Evaluation Center and learn about research on making more beef with the use of implants!

Penn State Extension News

Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the site of Ag Progress Days (lower left).
Agricultural research center site of cutting-edge research, Ag Progress Days
August 9, 2017
Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovative education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and is also the location of the annual Ag Progress Days expo.
Prospective producers can learn more about what is involved with raising sheep or goats at a workshop scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, at Witt Club Lambs in Melcroft. The event is co-sponsored by Penn State Extension.
So, you want to raise sheep or goats? Attend this workshop
August 8, 2017
Southwestern Pennsylvania provides an ideal environment to raise sheep and goats. Rolling hills may not be suitable for crop production, but they can provide high-quality pasture for sheep and goat production.
Land-use webinar to focus on aligning transportation with local planning
August 7, 2017
How the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is connecting transportation projects with local municipal land-use planning initiatives will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

Upcoming Regional Events

Master Gardener Basic Training: Centre County
When: August 22, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Pollinators in Decline....Learn How You Can Help!
When: August 26, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Preventive Controls for Human Foods Certification Workshop
When: August 29, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Agronomic Pesticide Applicator School
When: August 30, 2017
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
Williamsport First Friday
When: September 1, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA