Eating out is common in today’s busy world. Restaurants must follow public health regulations, but it is still a good idea to be mindful of food safety when dining out...
The PA Soybean Board through the Penn State Field and Forage Crops Team sponsors an extensive network of on-farm, field scale research projects. Periodically, participating farms are highlighted in Field Crop News and the PA Soybean Board website.
David L. Swartz, District Director for Penn State Extension in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties, has received the 2016 Staff Laurate Leadership Award from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
The Penn State Extension of Dauphin County 4-H Clubs will hold their Annual 4-H Fair, August 11-13, 2016, at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg.
Bumble bees have discriminating palettes when it comes to their pollen meals, according to researchers at Penn State. The researchers found that bumble bees can detect the nutritional quality of pollen, and that this ability helps them selectively forage among plant species to optimize their diets.
Fewer female white-tailed deer disperse than males, but when they do, they typically travel more than twice as far, taking much more convoluted paths and covering larger areas, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
How long has it been since you cleaned your kitchen pantry and cupboards? If it’s been awhile, now is a good time to take stock, discard old product and clean shelves.
Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a native woody, perennial vine. Though it doesn’t pose the same problems that other common weeds do, it has its own significant pest quality.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, as of June 1, 2016, requires people to pre-register for a pesticide certification exam in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties.
Experience 4-H for the summer, Dauphin County 4-H will be offering several day camps for youth ages 6 - 12. Come and join us for our summer camp programs and learn skills that will last a lifetime.
Tips to eating wisely when celebrating the Fourth of July utilizing the US Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate.
See how a local beef operation uses alternative forages during a two-hour workshop in Juniata County. Date: July 27th, 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.
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.