Dauphin County News
May 22, 2013Poultry is one of the largest sectors of the Adams County Ag Community. While 76% of the county’s agricultural, lands are in crops, 68% of farm income comes from livestock and poultry production (2007 USDA Census). In 2007, $84.4 Million dollars of poultry and egg products were sold from the county as compared to the $45.3 Million from tree nuts, fruit, & berry production. With the close proximity to eastern markets and the good balance of animal production and croplands, poultry & egg production works out well in the county.
May 16, 2013Farm fresh retailers of Dauphin County will have a new way to attract customers this summer. Penn State Extension of Dauphin County is seeking information from agricultural and local food producers who sell direct to the consumer through on-farm and centralized markets, pick-your-own farms, and roadside stands, to create online and print Farm Fresh Directories that will be freely available to the public in July 2013.
4-H Fair July 31 - August 3, 2013
May 16, 2013Once again, Dauphin County 4-H will converge on the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex for our 4-H Fair. The 4-H Fair will be held July 31, through August 3, 2013.
Penn State Extension News
Study suggests dairy herd water quality linked to milk production
May 22, 2013A recently completed study of water supplies on Pennsylvania dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue. And average milk production for these farms was about 10 percent lower than farms with good water quality.
Webinar to examine effect of shale-gas development on rural roads
May 10, 2013The impact that natural-gas development in deep shale formations has on rural Pennsylvania roads will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Online beekeeping course receives international recognition
May 9, 2013A Web-based Penn State Extension course designed to help beginning and experienced beekeepers gain the knowledge they need to be successful has been recognized for online excellence. Beekeeping 101 was named an official honoree in the 2013 Webby Awards. The course was one of 11 honorees in the Education category.