Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free presentation on Perry County’s “Box Huckleberry” on Thursday, March 10, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
The forests in Pennsylvania provide a vast array of benefits including hardwood production, wildlife habitat, water protection and recreation. About 60% (17 million acres) of Pennsylvania is forested. Individuals and families own about 75% of the forested land and provide 80% of Pennsylvania's timber products. Pennsylvania also has one of the largest expanses of public forestland in the eastern United States. How Pennsylvania’s forest resources were used in the past, how they are managed today and the management needed to ensure that we have healthy forests for the future are the topics for the March 17th meeting of the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association.
If you are eagerly waiting, after a long winter, to get outside and start digging in your vegetable garden, then “Ready, Set, Grow!” is the gardening workshop for you. Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and Educators on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in Carlisle, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Penn State Extension will offer a free workshop about home water systems on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 1-3pm and repeating 6-8pm at North Newton Township Park, 528 Oakville Rd 17257.
4-H will be taking orders for high quality strawberry plant bundles. These plants come from virus indexed, tissue cultured mother plants. Plants come in bundles of 25. Each bundle contains a single variety. The cost per bundle is $6.50. Sales tax is included. Orders and payment are due by Monday, March 7, 2016.
It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
Are you a keen gardener? Do you love to share your gardening knowledge to help others be more successful gardeners? Then you might be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener program. Join us on February 16th as we discuss how to become a master gardener.
All farms that produce or use manure must have a written manure management plan. Here's how you can get help to get this done for your farm.
Some Pennsylvania youth, through FFA and 4-H, are learning about farm safety and health in a unique way. Four FFA teams and four 4-H teams from across the state displayed a wealth of knowledge through the Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl Finals which were held at the 2016 PA Farm Show on Wednesday, January 13.
Defending champion Mifflinburg FFA and perennial contender Cumberland County 4-H brought home the wins in the Pennsylvania Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl, Wednesday, January 13, at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Karson Hair of the Cumberland County 4-H Alpaca club was interviewed during the 1st annual Alpaca Show at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show!
It’s now mid- January and the holiday activities are over. Perhaps a few weeks ago you decided to make some New Year’s resolutions. Millions of Americans make resolutions each year. The most popular resolutions include starting an exercise program, eating better and reducing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or other drugs. According to research conducted by Psychology Central, 75% of people who make resolutions fail in their first attempts, and most of these people, 67%, make more than one resolution.
Pennsylvania is proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. Join us January 9-16, 2016, to celebrate agriculture at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show.
The annual Southeast Greenhouse Growers Day will help keep growers up to date with the latest practices and techniques to produce high quality herbaceous plants. Pesticide applicator credits are available to licensed applicators from DE, MD, NJ and PA. Join Penn State Extension, Penn State Research and the State Floriculture Advisory Board for what should be another great meeting.
The 2016 Penn State Extension Crops Conferences are located in four counties around the state - Lancaster, Bradford, Union, and Lehigh. Each conference offers a day-long program with at least two concurrent breakout sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to select topics that are relevant to them and their agricultural operations.
Christmas caroling, Christmas shopping, Christmas baking, Christmas cards…all familiar holiday activities, but Christmas botanizing? What’s up with that?
Despite sound evidence to the contrary, poinsettia phobia continues. No other consumer plant has been as widely tested as the poinsettia.
Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) has just finalized the Strategic Economic Development Plan, approved by the Board of Commissioners on December 7th, 2015, for Cumberland County. In the plan, the targeted industry for the focus area of Business Attraction will be agribusiness with a specific emphasis on food processing and manufacturing.
The Northeast Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Meeting & Tradeshow brings regional experts, growers, and vendors together for a day of educational presentations, pesticide updates, and new product information. Pesticide credits will be offered to applicators.