Cumberland County News
4-H Summer Intern Postion Offered
March 26, 2015This internships is for 12 weeks, beginning approximately late May, 2015. The 4-H Summer Assistant will work with the Penn State Cooperative Extension - Cumberland County 4-H Youth Development program to provide informal educational experiences and activities for youth. The individual will work closely with county clientele, 4-H Educator and under the direction of District Extension Director. Deadline is April 3rd.
Native Plants Program
March 26, 2015On Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., the Cumberland Woodland Owners’ Association is sponsoring a “Native Plants” program at Spring Haven Nurseries in Newburg.
Weed Resistance Workshops Offered
March 11, 2015We will be conducting Weed Resistance Workshops next week at four locations across the state. Pesticide and CCA credits available!! The two local meetings are (1) Lancaster County Extension Office on March 18th (2) Ag Heritage Building, Chambersburg on March 19th. Preregister by March 13th. Programs will run from 9 to 12 noon and costs $20.
Penn State Extension News
Timber 2015 expo a showcase for Pennsylvania forest products industry
March 27, 2015Pennsylvania's large forest-products industry will be showcased during the 2015 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition, June 5-6 at Penn State's Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs. Known as Timber 2015, the biennial trade exposition is hosted by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association. Parking and admission are free.
Turning pollution into crop nutrients to be focus of 2015 Manure Expo
March 16, 2015As agricultural groups and government agencies continue to tackle the vexing problem of nutrient pollution entering waterways, Penn State Extension is hosting an event in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay watershed aimed at helping producers to reduce negative impacts of excess manure nutrients. The 2015 North American Manure Expo will take place July 14-15 near Chambersburg, Franklin County.
Land-use webinar to focus on planning to protect water supplies
March 13, 2015Planning for and protecting public and private water supplies will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at noon on March 18.
Upcoming Regional Events
Garden to Table
When: March 4 - April 2, 2015Where: Gettysburg, PA
When: April 1, 2015Where: New Bloomfield, PA
Monarchs and Milkweed
When: April 1, 2015Where: Chambersburg, PA
Sustainable Gardening Series: Right Perennial, Right Place
When: April 1, 2015Where: Carlisle, PA
When: April 6, 2015Where: New Cumberland, PA