If you are interested in learning more about the proper management of private water wells, springs and cisterns and you are willing to share what you learn with others, you might be interested in applying for the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension starting on September 28, 2015!
The biggest disease concern this time of year is keeping fruit free of rots as they are nearing the home stretch of the season. The recent bouts of rain and prolonged warm weather are ideal conditions for fruit rot issues.
Join us for the 8th Annual Extension & 4-H Tailgate! Penn State vs. San Diego State Saturday, September 26, 2015 Tailgate Start: Three hours before kick-off Tailgate End: Completion of the game
Hiding vegetables inside other foods may not be the only way to get kids to eat their greens. The Center for Childhood Obesity and Research has another idea: Draw attention to them.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Many people don’t realize that Penn State's University Park is home to the longest continuously running university nuclear reactor in America — the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor.
These class focuses on pruning small trees and shrubs, including training young shade trees, geared toward landscape professionals who care for a variety of plants in the landscapes they manage.
Penn State Extension of Dauphin County is offering a strength training program called StrongWomen, Strong Bones™ at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Building, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.
Boxwood blight was recently detected in a landscape in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Boxwood blight was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2011 in Lancaster County.
Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
Do you have a passion for conserving our natural resources? This September, in South-Central PA, Penn State Extension is offering a rare opportunity for you. Two “Watershed Decisions” workshops will be held, free of charge, for anyone interested in learning how to teach others about preserving local water resources.
A new opportunity to learn and grow, while giving back to the community is available through Penn State Extension‘s Certified Food and Wellness Volunteer Training Program.
Through the Biosecurity for Birds initiative, the USDA will hold a free webinar and Twitter chat on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
The Penn State Extension Water Resources Team has recently released a new four page water fact sheet entitled, “Roadside Springs”.
Volunteers and Penn State Staff came together Tuesday evening, June 9, to rescue 130 silver maple tree seedlings. If you are wondering what it means to rescue a tree, you are not alone.
Picnics are a popular summertime event and foodborne illnesses are more prevalent in the summer months because temperatures are higher and allow bacteria to grow faster.
Experts aren't sure why Pennsylvania so far has been spared in the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza that has caused massive losses to the poultry industry in the Midwest. But it could be just a matter of time until the virus shows up in the Keystone State.
Penn State Extension, Dauphin County's Nutrition Links and Master Gardener Program with Penn State Hershey Medical Center and local businesses combined efforts to educate the participants at Steelton Food Pantry on the ease of container gardening.
Pennsylvania is now home to the newest state chapter of the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP). The association is open to all current and retired extension employees working in the fields of environmental education, fisheries, forestry, wood sciences, range, recreation, waste management, water, wildlife, and related disciplines.
On Saturday May 9, volunteers from Dauphin County and the surrounding area participated in watershed restoration efforts at the Hershey Meadows.
Penn State Extension - Dauphin County participated in the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services Health and Safety Fair held at 1101 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA on May 1, 2015. Home Food Safety and Nutritional materials were available for more than 100 PennDOT employees who attended.