Dauphin County News
Penn State Extension, Dauphin County 4-H to Hold Annual Free Fair
July 23, 2014Dauphin county 4-H Fair will be held August 6-9, 2014, at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg. The 4-H Fair is an exhibition of 4-H Animal, Family Living, and Opportunities Projects. Animals will be available for petting and 4-H Members and Leaders will be available to answer questions. This free 4-H Fair is open to the public.
July 23, 2014Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread, or salsa, is “good enough to sell?” Do you have additional fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product? Penn State Extension’s Food for Profit, is a one-day workshop to help you work through the maze of local and state regulations, food safety issues, and business management concepts that all must be considered in setting up a commercial food business. The course will take place at Penn State Extension Cumberland County Office, 310 Allen Road, Suite 601, Carlisle, PA on Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.
Penn State Extension News
Ag Progress Days a valuable business trip for producers
July 21, 2014Agricultural producers are busy people who often find it hard to get away to shop for equipment or learn the latest production practices. But Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition, which takes place Aug. 12-14, offers farm operators the chance to compare goods and services, see the latest machinery in action, and find out about new methods and technologies that can help them maximize productivity -- all in a single trip.
Webinar to explore link between comprehensive planning, economic development
July 11, 2014How can you make your comprehensive plan better support economic development? That will be the topic of a Web-based seminar kicking off a summer-fall land-use series offered by Penn State Extension.
Webinar to focus on shale gas industry's workforce
July 11, 2014A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will look at the shale gas industry's workforce and training.
Upcoming Regional Events
Cook Smart Eat Smart
When: July 9-31, 2014Where: Sunbury, PA
Flower Trial Field Day
When: July 24, 2014Where: Manheim, PA
Landisville Trial Gardens Summer Garden Experience
When: July 26, 2014Where: Manheim, PA
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