Centre County News
Master Gardeners talk pollinators at Penn State's Ag Progress Days
January 13, 2015The garden demonstration plots at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 17-19 at Rock Springs, will be abuzz this year not just with gardeners championing the importance of pollinators, but with many of the actual pollinators themselves, drawn to the vicinity by the specialized plantings designed to do just that.
January 9, 2015'Parasite Control: A Whole Farm Approach' will be offered on February 21, 2015 in Clinton County. Those attending the course will have the option to continue as a partner in a year-long parasite research project. Join us and see if you qualify for this exciting opportunity to help yourself, your farm, and your horse. As part of our team you will learn to conduct your own fecal egg counts and determine the effectiveness of the products you are using. Be part of a research project that will aid horse owners across the state! Registered 4-H members and 4-H leaders are eligible for a discounted registration fee; contact your county Penn State Extension office for more information.
January 9, 2015Allegheny County Extension will host a two-day short course, “Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation,” Scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, January 28 and 29, 2015, the course is a must for anyone bidding on landscape jobs. Responding to a long-term survey, participants from the 2013 sessions, offered in Allegheny and Lehigh counties, reported a total increase of at least $1,052,500 in net returns to their businesses in the nine months after taking the class and using the techniques they learned there.
Penn State Extension News
Lancaster Cattle Feeders Day slated for Jan. 27
January 19, 2015The annual Lancaster Cattle Feeders Day will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center.
Land-use webinar series to kick off Jan. 21 with 'official map' session
January 13, 2015A series of Web-based Penn State Extension seminars covering various land-use topics will kick off with a session about using an "official map" to aid in proactively planning for future growth.
Webinar to explore the underground injection-control program in Pennsylvania
January 9, 2015A free, Web-based seminar focusing on the recycling and disposal of fluids from oil and gas drilling will be offered by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team.
Upcoming Regional Events
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) for Meat and Poultry Processors
When: January 27-29, 2015Where: University Park, PA
When: January 27, 2015Where: State College, PA
Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling
When: January 27, 2015Where: Portage, PA
Best Milking Practices
When: January 29, 2015Where: Martinsburg, PA
StrongWomen Site Leader Training
When: January 30, 2015Where: State College, PA