Cumberland County News
July 22, 2014Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, "National Farmers Market Week". Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation's thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
July 17, 2014Join Penn State in the heart of Lancaster County’s rich farmland for the 9th annual Summer Garden Experience on Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Held at Penn State’s Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, located at 1446 Auction Road, Manheim, seven miles northwest of Lancaster, this fun-filled event packs a lot of gardening ideas and information into a few short hours. Admission is covered with a $10.00 per vehicle parking fee, and pre-registration is not required.
July 17, 2014Farmers had to tread carefully at Penn State’s Landisville research farm during a recent twilight meeting for vegetable growers.
Penn State Extension News
Science, fun merge for youth at Ag Progress Days
July 25, 2014Hands-on activities designed to be fun, interactive and educational will expose young people to a variety of scientific fields at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14. Displays will engage young visitors in robotics, animal science and health, wildlife ecology and other topics, according to event organizers.
Safe, healthy households the goal of Ag Progress Days 'Family Room'
July 25, 2014Keeping a family safe, healthy and happy can be a daunting task. But a visit to the Family Room at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can help make that job a little easier.
Let’s Move! Pennsylvania Conference to address childhood obesity
July 24, 2014Penn State Extension will offer the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to help families, communities and schools work together in solving the challenge of childhood obesity.
Upcoming Regional Events
Youth Summer Garden Camp: Water, Fun and Sun
When: July 29, 2014Where: Carlisle, PA
Avoiding Problems with Solid Wood Flooring Installations
When: July 30, 2014Where: York, PA
Dairy Twilight Meeting
When: August 4, 2014Where: Chambersburg, PA
Growing Vegetables Series: Preserving the Harvest
When: August 7, 2014Where: Chambersburg, PA
Youth Summer Garden Camp: Summer's Bounty
When: August 12, 2014Where: Carlisle, PA