While traveling last fall through a rural area, every several miles along the highway, there were temporary signs that said, "Harvest in Progress, Watch for Slow Moving Vehicles." What a good reminder for our non-farming neighbors that there are farms in the area and what to expect.
Pollinator insects are declining, but there's hope! Learn how you can be part of the solution. Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Dauphin County, Shawna Raymond, will show you the simple steps you can take to easily certify your yard as a Pollinator Friendly Garden. This presentation will show examples of plants you can add to your garden to attract pollinators.
On Thursday, March 13 at 7 pm, Dr. James Finley, Penn State Professor of Forest Resources, will speak on building a woodlot management plan to develop a better and more valuable woodlot. You do not have to be a member and there is no cost to attend.
Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. The program gives basic facts about how to manage diet and activity to control blood glucose levels. It offers support for persons making lifestyle changes.
If you are anxious, after this long, hard winter, to get outside and start digging in your vegetable garden, then this is the gardening workshop for you. Bring your vegetable gardening questions and join local garden guru George Weigel for Ready, Set, Grow! on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in Carlisle, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team is offering a second series of “Tools for Teams” webinars designed for members of dairy advisory teams to provide in-depth information on using whole farm and management tools
This one-day course from 8am to 4pm on Saturday March 15, provides information about pasture grazing management, soil fertility, poisonous plants and weed control, and managing manure. Course will be held at the York County Annex Building at 112 Pleasant Acres Road York PA 17402
Penn State Extension - Dauphin County will be having two Pesticide Meetings for Private Pesticide Applicators on March 19 & 20, 2014. Both meetings will provide continuing education credits for licensed pesticide applicators. Both programs will offer 2 + 2 pesticide recertification credits.
Penn State Extension of Cumberland county will hold a Fumigation meeting from 1PM-3PM on Tuesday, February 25. The meeting will provide fumigation update credits for categories 13, 18, 20 & 21.
Preservation board approves $30 million investment in saving farmland. Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 2,359 additional acres on 26 farms in 13 counties through the state’s nationally renowned farmland preservation program.
Are you eagerly waiting for spring to arrive? Are you busy ordering flower and vegetable seeds from colorful catalogs?
HARRISBURG, Penn. — Pennsylvania producers who want to protect their investments from rising input costs, unstable markets and adverse weather conditions can sign up for crop insurance coverage on insurable spring-planted crops before March 15.
HARRISBURG, Penn. — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for projects that increase the visibility and competitiveness of the state's nursery, horticultural and nut products industries through deadline of Feb. 28.
The 4-H office has Giant "Cash for Causes" Gift Cards you can purchase for their valued price; and use just like cash, when paying for items at the local Giant Food Store. If your family shops at any Giant Food Store, this is for you!
Cumberland County 4-H is selling a variety of strawberry plants until March 19.
HARRISBURG, Penn. — Governor Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget proposal makes important investments to the Department of Agriculture and the economy-driving agriculture industry.
“Best Milking Practices” is a program that will educate producers, herd managers, farm employees and industry representatives on proper milking techniques and milking practices to produce a high quality product.
Join fellow gardening enthusiasts to kick off the 2014 Gardening with Nature workshop series at Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill. Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County will hold an Open House Preview on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level community room at the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, 100 N. 19th Street, Camp Hill.
On Thursday, February 13 at the Cumberland Woodland Owners’ Association meeting, Tracey L. Coulter, Agroforestry Coordinator with the PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry, will speak on “Agroforestry and Your Woodlands.”
University Park – The Penn State Extension Dairy Team is offering workshops to help producers improve income by increasing production and premium benefits and decrease cost of treatment for mastitis. These hands-on workshops are designed for dairy producers, employees and milkers and will focus on proper methods for collecting and identifying cultures.