Cumberland County News
Fall Garden Day - September 20
September 15, 2014On Saturday, September 20, 2014, join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners for an informative morning of fall gardening topics at Fall Garden Day, 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Cumberland County Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle.
September 12, 2014Penn State Extension held a Home Water and Septic System Workshop twice on September 9 in Carlisle. A total of 50 people attended from 40 households, primarily from Cumberland County but also Adams, York, and Chester Counties.
August 29, 2014The 2014 Keystone International Livestock Exposition will be Sept. 27-Oct. 5 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Equestrians, stockmen, livestock youth and barbecue masters can participate in the East Coast’s largest livestock show by registering online or by mail, Agriculture Secretary George Greig said recently.
Penn State Extension News
Long-time extension educators endow animal science scholarship
August 22, 2014Eugene and Carol Schurman, of Clymer, Pennsylvania, have given $50,000 to establish the Eugene and Carol Schurman Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The scholarship will benefit students with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to animal science majors.
Land-use webinar to explore conservation easements
August 21, 2014Conservation easements and their role in enhancing the landscapes and greenways of Pennsylvania communities will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Public urged to be on watch for invasive Asian longhorned beetles
August 15, 2014By spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts, Pennsylvanians can help keep the non-native, invasive wood-boring threat to the state’s trees at bay, according to agriculture officials.
Upcoming Regional Events
Fall Garden Series: Getting to Know Your Flowering Shrubs
When: September 17, 2014Where: Gettysburg, PA
When: September 18, 2014Where: New Bloomfield, PA
Fall Garden Day
When: September 20, 2014Where: Carlisle, PA
When: September 22, 2014Where: Gettysburg, PA
Certified Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training
When: September 22, 2014Where: York, PA