Please join us for an evening to celebrate our 2011 accomplishments, dinner & fellowship. Registration forms & payment must be received in our office by October 27th.
CARLISLE— Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) invites all constituents involved with or interested in the 199th Legislative District’s agricultural community to his first annual Cumberland County Agriculture Summit, which will be held on Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Penn Township Fire Hall, located at 1750 Pine Road, Newville.
There has been quite a bit written in the news regarding bacterial contamination in our foods. When we read these articles, we are reminded of the fact that we in agriculture play a key part in keeping our food safe.
Cumberland County 4-H is preparing for its annual 4-H Overnight Lock-In, scheduled for November 4-5! The Lock-In will be held at Big Spring High School in Newville. Registration Deadline has been extended until October 28th!
Are brown marmorated stink bugs massing outside your home, ready to come inside for the winter? Mike Raupp, the “Bug Guy” at University of Maryland Extension, has created a short video on the best methods of excluding and executing stink bugs. Visit http://www.hgic.umd.edu/content/brownstinkbug.cfm and click on the link to his new YouTube video.
The storms and floods we have experienced this past summer have damaged many properties across Pennsylvania. As a private land owner, your storm damage management should involve a quick assessment to determine the extent of the damage and what management efforts are needed to restore your land.
Mark your calendars for the 96th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, an agricultural tradition for all generations. A ten day event held from January 7 through the 17th, 2012, this Farm Show will not disappoint.
There is an outstanding farm organization that anyone who grows or feeds forages should belong to and that is the PA Forage and Grassland Council.
Want to reduce mowing? Try planting one of our native grasses in a small area of your yard and see how you like it!
For Master Gardeners in Cumberland County, especially those in the current class at Penn State Ag Extension, the idea of dull, boring gardens with nothing to look at in the winter was untenable.
“Brown and furry, caterpillar in a hurry….” Why does the woolly bear cross the road? To get to the other side! Woolly bear caterpillars are a familiar and friendly sight in autumn, as they cross roads and sidewalks on sunny days, searching for that perfect spot under bark or in a log or rock cavity to hibernate for winter.
The summer growing season is rapidly winding down, so it’s time to begin planning for the 2012 garlic & shallot crop. The best time to plant garlic and shallots is mid-October throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic region.
Come and see three farms. One dairy, one teaching, and one beef farm are inviting you to visit.
Autumn is a favorite time of year for many who enjoy the blaze of bright foliage against the backdrop of crisp blue skies. The eastern United States is one of the best places in the world for autumn color. But do you know why this region is prime fall foliage territory?
Home tree fruit production can be a rewarding venture. Since most fruit trees do not come true from seed, vegetative propagation by either grafting or budding methods are used. Knowing which methods of propagation to use with which plant is what makes it all work.
Saint Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg and Penn State Cooperative Extension will be teaming up to offer the StrongWomen Program this fall. This is an eight week program geared for middle-aged to older women and is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition can improve the health of women of all ages.
Messiah Village in Mechanicsburg and Penn State Cooperative Extension will be teaming up to offer the StrongWomen Program this fall. This is a six week program geared for middle-aged to older women and is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition improve the health of women of all ages.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- More than 675 teenagers from across Pennsylvania participated in competitive events and community service at the annual 4-H State Achievement Days held recently at Penn State's University Park campus.
Fall is right around the corner, and many plants will come to life through fall color. Fall is the second best time to plant, so why not design a fall garden? Many garden centers will receive fresh stock in the fall months of the year, so you’ll have a great selection to choose from. Consider mixing plants that have fall interest with the plants that you enjoy in the spring and summer. Here are some native plants you may want to try.
If you have been no tilling for some time here are some considerations that may improve your no till system. Starting right in the fall as harvest comes into view might mean better jump on next seasons crop.