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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.
Master Gardeners Vince Fayock, Mary Jo Gibson and Ann Lee with Smokey the Bear at Family Safety Night
Master Gardeners Participate at Family Safety Night
May 10, 2017
Columbia County Master Gardeners participated in Family Safety Night at Central Columbia Elementary School where they presented information on Mr. YUK and look-a-like products.
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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!

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

Williamsport First Friday
When: July 7, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA
What’s ‘Growing’ on in the Garden? Monthly Walk and Talk
When: July 8, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Christmas in July – Using Garden Bounty for Christmas Gifts!
When: July 8, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
ServSafe®
When: July 12, 2017
Where: Dushore, PA
Woody Plant Identification: Shade Trees
When: July 12-19, 2017
Where: Wilkes Barre, PA