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
Science, fun merge for youth at Ag Progress Days
July 25, 2014Hands-on activities designed to be fun, interactive and educational will expose young people to a variety of scientific fields at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14. Displays will engage young visitors in robotics, animal science and health, wildlife ecology and other topics, according to event organizers.
Safe, healthy households the goal of Ag Progress Days 'Family Room'
July 25, 2014Keeping a family safe, healthy and happy can be a daunting task. But a visit to the Family Room at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can help make that job a little easier.
Let’s Move! Pennsylvania Conference to address childhood obesity
July 24, 2014Penn State Extension will offer the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to help families, communities and schools work together in solving the challenge of childhood obesity.
Upcoming Regional Events
Cook Smart Eat Smart
When: July 9-31, 2014Where: Sunbury, 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
Making Sense of Natural Gas Pipelines and Right-of-Way Agreements
When: July 30, 2014Where: Lancaster, PA
Getting Ready for Harvest by Enartis Vinquiry
When: July 31, 2014Where: Lancaster, PA