At the Thursday, June 11th Cumberland Woodland Owners Association Meeting, PA DCNR specialists, Kelly Sitch, Bureau of Forestry Botanist, and John Schwartzer, Bureau of Forestry Service Forester will speak about the impact of invasive plants and control methods.
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.
The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
The Food for Profit workshop on June 9th takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business, especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale through grocery stores, farm markets, or restaurants. Workshop is from 8:45 am to 4:30 pm. Deadline to register is June 4
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.
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.
Pennsylvania is one of the largest growers of mushrooms! If you purchase mushrooms, it is very likely that they are grown right here in PA.
Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or thinking about starting a backyard beehive, Penn State Beekeeping 101 is a one-of-a-kind completely online learning experience.
The safe disposal of chemical products is an important practice for both applicators and consumers.
The North American Manure Expo event will be in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on July 14th and 15th. One new promotional twist for the Manure Expo is a T-shirt contest that is just plain fun.
Whether you’re a kid or an adult, there’s an opportunity for you to explore the outdoors with Dauphin County 4-H.
The Master Gardener Hotline is a free service offered through Penn State Extension - Dauphin County Office to help residents with gardening questions and concerns.
Jennifer Fetter was recognized at the 2014 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents' awards banquet during the NAE4-HA Conference this past October. Jennifer was awarded for her outstanding efforts with Penn State Extension 4-H Programming. The Distinguished Service Award is given to educators with seven or more years of exceptional service. The Exhibit Award is given to recognize significant accomplishments in presenting 4-H to the general public through educational and/or promotional material that makes the audience respond in a positive way. The Media Presentation Award is given to recognize significant accomplishments in providing 4-H related educational/promotional content that is produced using digital presentation software.
Low prices for commodity crops are never good for agricultural producers. But for small farmers, many of whom already depend on off-farm income, this is not a good scenario. Navigating this uncertain financial terrain is not for the faint of heart; fortunately, at-risk residents in rural communities have the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) on their side to provide them with the information they need. Land-grant universities (LGU) provide research-based information through non-formal, non-credit to residents in their state.
Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
Extension supports food entrepreneurs with 'Food for Profit'
A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to Penn State food scientists. The research could lead to treatments for oral cancer, as well as other types of cancer.
It's not always easy to tell the difference between foodborne illness, also referred to as food poisoning and influenza.
Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) was detected in many PA greenhouses and high tunnels in 2014. TMV is a very stable virus and is capable of being transmitted to susceptible plants on worker’s hands, clothing, or tools.