While traveling last fall through a rural area, every several miles along the highway, there were temporary signs that said, "Harvest in Progress, Watch for Slow Moving Vehicles." What a good reminder for our non-farming neighbors that there are farms in the area and what to expect.
Pollinator insects are declining, but there's hope! Learn how you can be part of the solution. Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Dauphin County, Shawna Raymond, will show you the simple steps you can take to easily certify your yard as a Pollinator Friendly Garden. This presentation will show examples of plants you can add to your garden to attract pollinators.
If you are anxious, after this long, hard winter, to get outside and start digging in your vegetable garden, then this is the gardening workshop for you. Bring your vegetable gardening questions and join local garden guru George Weigel for Ready, Set, Grow! on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in Carlisle, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
This one-day course from 8am to 4pm on Saturday March 15, provides information about pasture grazing management, soil fertility, poisonous plants and weed control, and managing manure. Course will be held at the York County Annex Building at 112 Pleasant Acres Road York PA 17402
Penn State Extension - Dauphin County will be having two Pesticide Meetings for Private Pesticide Applicators on March 19 & 20, 2014. Both meetings will provide continuing education credits for licensed pesticide applicators. Both programs will offer 2 + 2 pesticide recertification credits.
Preservation board approves $30 million investment in saving farmland. Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 2,359 additional acres on 26 farms in 13 counties through the state’s nationally renowned farmland preservation program.
Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. The program gives basic facts about how to manage diet and activity to control blood glucose levels. It offers support for persons making lifestyle changes.
HARRISBURG, Penn. — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for projects that increase the visibility and competitiveness of the state's nursery, horticultural and nut products industries through deadline of Feb. 28.
Penn State Extension of Dauphin County is offering a StrongWomen, Strong Bones™ Class. Which will be held each Monday and Wednesday for six weeks, beginning Monday, March 10, 2014, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Class fee is $50.00. They will be held at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Building, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.
HARRISBURG, Penn. — Pennsylvania producers who want to protect their investments from rising input costs, unstable markets and adverse weather conditions can sign up for crop insurance coverage on insurable spring-planted crops before March 15
HARRISBURG, Penn. — Governor Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget proposal makes important investments to the Department of Agriculture and the economy-driving agriculture industry
“Best Milking Practices” is a program that will educate producers, herd managers, farm employees and industry representatives on proper milking techniques and milking practices to produce a high quality product.
Harrisburg, Penn. — A seminar for Pennsylvania soybean producers, focusing on current production research, will be held February 6, 2014 at the Grantville Holiday Inn in Grantville, Pa. Farmers growing soybeans, or interested in growing soybeans, are invited to attend this free event.
University Park – The Penn State Extension Dairy Team is offering workshops to help producers improve income by increasing production and premium benefits and decrease cost of treatment for mastitis. These hands-on workshops are designed for dairy producers, employees and milkers and will focus on proper methods for collecting and identifying cultures.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Frigid winter temperatures might prompt homeowners, farmers and others to help heat houses, occupied outbuildings or other structures with kerosene or propane space heaters. But without proper precautions, that could be a fatal mistake, according to safety experts in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Youth water education continues to be an important part of protecting and restoring America’s valuable water resources. Penn State Extension is proud to host the second ever Dive Deeper Summit for youth water educators in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
On behalf of Dauphin County 4-H Club’s, Inc., we will be holding our 10th Annual 4-H Benefit Auction, which will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Middletown Fire Company, 10 Adelia St, Middletown, PA, 17057.
Get ready for spring by attending the Ninth Annual Dauphin County Master Gardener Spring Workshop Series on five consecutive Saturday mornings from February 22 through March 22, 2014. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., with all the programs from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Refreshments are provided and lucky participants will win door prizes. The workshops will be held at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.
The 2014 Penn State Extension Crops Conference – Dauphin County Program will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the Berrysburg Community Center, 147 North Chestnut Street, Berrysburg, PA 17005. The program is co-sponsored by Augusta Seed, BASF, Binkley & Hurst, Doebler’s, DuPont Crop Protection, Growmark FS, Gowan, Gro-Mor Plant Food, Hubner Seed, King’s Agri Seeds, Martin Limestone, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Monsanto, Nationwide Agribusiness, Pennsylvania Grain Processing, PA No-Till Alliance, Seedway, Susquehanna Bank, Pennsylvania Soybean Board, TA Seeds, and Timac.
Q: Each year I question whether I'm putting straw mulch on my strawberries too early. Some years, I've waited too long (usually due to hunting season) - then we get snow and I can't get it on at all, so I'd like to mulch as early as I can. I've seen an assortment of recommendations – what should I go by? Thanks.