See how a local beef operation uses alternative forages during a two-hour workshop in Juniata County. Date: July 27th, 2016
Get a chance to see how different soybean herbicide programs perform on farm. Date: July 21, 2016
The Exploring the Small Farm Dream course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you. Deadline to register is July 29th. Class starts on August 9, 2016.
On Monday, May 16, 2016, Devin Cunningham began her appointment as the 4-H Youth Development Educator in Dauphin County. . In this position, Devin will be responsible for all 4-H Programs in the county, and will work with other youth programming staff to assure the broadest offering of traditional 4-H Clubs and food system literacy programs for non-rural youth.
Diane Oleson and Amy Galford, Penn State Educators and Deborah Kronsteiner, Penn State Master Watershed Steward presented the “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers” activity during the Bay Day event held at Gettysburg College on May 10, 2016. Sixty seven youth and seven teachers learned about the different aquatic invasive species (AIS) found in Pennsylvania.
Horticultural Research Institute Continues Work on a Key Industry Initiative. Bees and bee health are still making headlines, and sorely needed research results are finally starting to emerge. In early May, Horticultural Research Institute participated in a research symposium at Penn State University where early results from several research projects relevant to pollinator health were shared.
Changes to the nutrition facts label on foods just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration don't kick in for two years, but that shouldn't stop people from using the existing label to eat smarter now, according to a nutritionist with Penn State Extension.
Allan is recognized as an international expert on herbaceous plants, author of a number of excellent books on plants and plant culture, and a lively and informative speaker. Many of the collegiate level courses taught at some of the best academic institutions in the USA are based on Allan Armitage’s books on herbaceous plants, and countless students have benefited from this information.
Many landowners, regulators and citizen scientists are interested in simple tools to assess the health of streams. The latest webinar in the Penn State Water Resources Extension series focused on a new stream health assessment tool called First Investigation of Stream Health or “FISH”.
Studies show that the average American’s sodium intake is over double the healthy recommended amount. Let’s talk about why this can be harmful, and ways we can lower sodium intake.
Bees and bee health are still making headlines, and sorely needed research results are finally starting to emerge. In early May, Horticultural Research Institute participated in a research symposium at Penn State University where early results from several research projects relevant to pollinator health were shared.
Hugelkultur – what is it? It’s an ancient technique for composting, but it is also the latest rage in sustainable recycling of plant nutrients. Want to know more? See a demonstration of hugelkultur and learn more, lots more, at Penn State’s Summer Garden Experience.
What's the buzz about CSAs, community supported agriculture? It's an innovative way for growers and consumers to connect around locally-grown produce and food products.
Register now for our 2016 Youth Water Educators Summit! Deadline to register is September 16th. Summit is Thursday September 22nd in Harrisburg, PA.
Are you a keen gardener? Do you want to share your gardening knowledge to help others be more successful gardeners? Then you might be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener program. Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension who assist Extension staff in providing and expanding its educational programs in consumer horticulture. Free informational meetings start May 18th.
Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
Farmer’s market vendors, farm stands, and pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms are all agricultural businesses that started somewhere. Are you thinking about starting a farm business, but not sure how to get started? Exploring the Small Farm Dream is course designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.
Wet springs are very conducive to the spread of this pathogen and Colorado Spruce trees that are grown in crowded settings with poor air circulation are often predisposed to infection.
Landowners are witnessing shale development and increased natural gas production across regions where this unconventional resource is being extracted. In an effort to help community members, royalty owners and local businesses to better understand all components of development, we have provided this fact sheet on natural gas liquids, an important economic factor of the process. (more...)
The allium leafminer (also known as the onion leafminer) has recently been confirmed from infested leeks and onions collected in December 2015 from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is the first confirmed infestation in the Western Hemisphere. Your assistance is needed for monitoring and controlling this new invasive species.