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Cumberland County News

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Free Pond Management Workshop to be Held in Lancaster County
June 27, 2017
Penn State Extension will be hosting a free Pond Management Workshop to be held at Graybill Farm in Manheim on Thursday, July 13, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Made for the Shade with George Weigel
June 22, 2017
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County as they welcome George Weigel for a free presentation about gardening “Made for the Shade” on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Pollinator-Friendly Gardening with Penn State Master Gardeners
June 21, 2017
Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting a free presentation about creating and certifying your “Pollinator-Friendly Garden” on Monday evening, July 10, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at their Trial and Idea Garden, located at the corner of Claremont Road and Army Heritage Drive, on the grounds of Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center near Carlisle. The address is 1000 Claremont Road, Carlisle, PA, 17013.

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

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening with Penn State Master Gardeners
When: July 10, 2017
Where: Carlisle, PA
Turf & Ornamental School
When: July 11, 2017
Where: Hershey, PA
Monarch Mania Class
When: July 11, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA
When: July 13, 2017
Where: Gettysburg, PA
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
When: July 18 - August 8, 2017
Where: York, PA