Dauphin County News
March 4, 2014While 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.
February 28, 2014Pollinator 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.
February 27, 2014If 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 Extension News
Online tutorial illustrates shale-gas drilling equipment and practices
February 28, 2014You've seen the strange-looking trucks on the road these past few years. Maybe you've watched truck after truck head to a new shale-gas drill site in your area. But just what do they do with all that equipment? A new online presentation from Penn State Extension answers that question.
Firth Family Trustee Scholarship will assist Ag Sciences students
February 20, 2014A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his wife will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Les and Elaine Firth, of Mercer, established the Firth Family Trustee Scholarship, with first preference going to students from the northwestern Pennsylvania counties of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Warren.
Penn State Extension conference to address mastitis and milk quality
February 19, 2014Bovine mastitis -- udder infection in cattle -- directly and indirectly costs U.S. dairy producers an estimated $2 billion each year. To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference on March 25 and 26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.
Upcoming Regional Events
Farm$en$e Program - Farm Management Tools for Financial Success
Event CanceledWhen: March 7, 2014Where: Carlisle, PA
When: March 8, 2014Where: York, PA
Master Gardener Spring Workshop Series: The Befuddled Gardener
When: March 8, 2014Where: Dauphin, PA
Central Susquehanna Grain Marketing Discussion Group
When: March 10, 2014Where: Milton, PA
When: March 10, 2014Where: Myerstown, PA