The Penn State Extension Dairy Team will host 35 meetings this fall on the Margin Protection Program also known as the MPP- Dairy. Meetings will be held across the state during the day and evening.
The Board of Directors cordially invite the public to attend the 97th Annual Meeting of the Penn State Extension - Dauphin County, Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA.
Come to this session as we explore why inclusion is really best for all children. You will leave with lots of strategies to implement into your classroom so you can include all children in the classroom as well as tackle some difficult issues like how to get all families supportive of the inclusive classroom.
Bills have a way of always going up, and very rarely coming down. Food bills fluctuate according to the number of trips to the grocery store and number of times eating out. Luckily, food bills can go down if you are willing to stick to a budget.
Penn State Extension, Dauphin Co seeking candidate with BS degree in Science or Education to facilitate 4-H School Enrichment programs to school age audiences, 15-18 hours weekly.
The Crops to Cow program on November 11, 2014, will examine cropping strategies, the connection with feed management, and ultimately how this can be a win-win situation for profitability and improving the environment
Click2Science: Minds-On Learning - Reflecting and Processing; Emergent Literacy: Supporting Children's Development
One of the worst stressors in a cook’s world is looking for an ingredient and finding that you just ran out or someone used the last of it. Sometimes you can substitute ingredients and the dish still tastes good. Other times there are ingredients that have no ca good replacement.
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free workshop on "Honeybees in Home Gardens" on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen involved with Ramorum Blight/Sudden Oak Death was detected in plants (among a total of 52,000 plants) shipped to the eastern U. S. from a nursery in Oregon. Some of the plants may have been shipped to Pennsylvania.
Boxwood blight was recently detected in a landscape in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Boxwood blight was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2011 in Lancaster County.
People who complain about bumblebees flying about under the eaves of their homes are probably being annoyed by carpenter bees.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, "National Farmers Market Week." Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation's thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
Penn State Extension Offering Free Energy Review
Farmers had to tread carefully at Penn State’s Landisville research farm during a recent twilight meeting for vegetable growers.
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.
USDA has recently noticed that some growers are using bleach (Clorox TM) as a disinfectant in post-harvest washing systems. Disinfectants are regulated the same way as pesticides and unless the label on the bottle indicates EPA approval for washing fruits and vegetables, it is against federal law to use it for that purpose.
With recent headlines about dangerous "superbugs," an outbreak of Salmonella from chicken parts on the West Coast and the announcement by a national restaurant chain that it plans to serve only "antibiotic-free" chicken, it's no wonder the public is alarmed and confused.
How Pennsylvania farm buildings tell the state's agricultural history
I have received calls recently from growers seeing timber rot in their high tunnel tomatoes. This spring often had ideal weather for the occurrence of this disease in a tunnel but the shift to warmer and drier weather has removed the chances for further infections of the disease. While the risk of infection is gone, now is the time to start your prevention program for next season.