On Monday, May 16, 2016, Devin Cunningham began her appointment as the 4-H Youth Development Educator in Dauphin County.
Register now for our 2016 Youth Water Educators Summit! Deadline to register is September 16th. Summit is Thursday September 22nd in Harrisburg, PA.
Are you a keen gardener? Do you want to share your gardening knowledge to help others be more successful gardeners? Then you might be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener program. Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension who assist Extension staff in providing and expanding its educational programs in consumer horticulture. Free informational meetings start May 18th.
Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
Join us for Farming for Success, an agronomic field day for farmers, industry representatives, and other agricultural professionals.
Farmer’s market vendors, farm stands, and pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms are all agricultural businesses that started somewhere. Are you thinking about starting a farm business, but not sure how to get started? Exploring the Small Farm Dream is course designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.
Landowners are witnessing shale development and increased natural gas production across regions where this unconventional resource is being extracted. In an effort to help community members, royalty owners and local businesses to better understand all components of development, we have provided this fact sheet on natural gas liquids, an important economic factor of the process. (more...)
The allium leafminer (also known as the onion leafminer) has recently been confirmed from infested leeks and onions collected in December 2015 from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is the first confirmed infestation in the Western Hemisphere. Your assistance is needed for monitoring and controlling this new invasive species.
Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! The good news is they are found in many of the foods we normally eat.
The Penn State Extension Dauphin County Master Gardeners will host a “Bird Walk at the Harrisburg Cemetery” at the Harrisburg Cemetery on Sunday, June 5, 2016, starting at 8:30 a.m. rain or shine.
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.
The Perry County Country Garden and Art Tour, a collaboration between Perry County Master Gardeners and Perry County Council of the Arts, will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Several recent workshops held in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Bucks Counties provided a two-hour educational program on the basics of groundwater, private water wells and springs, water testing, home water treatment, and septic system maintenance plus free water quality screening.
There are a variety of healthy food and drink choices available to stock your workplace vending machines. Consider establishing a company policy that requires at least 50% of the vending machine items be healthy options (i.e. foods lower in calories, fat, sodium, and added sugars).
Fruit growers are wondering if they will have any fruit this summer.
Perhaps that ground hog was right after all. As I sit and write this article its 74° outside and it’s only March 13th. With spring-like temperatures and the fatigue of winter setting in, I am ready to get the seed catalogs out and make a plan for my summer garden.
Cash flow statements are very useful – they may very well be the first place where a farmer will spot a trend in business performance that may benefit or harm the operation in the long run. Cash flow statements show the business’s liquidity, the ability to pay expenses as they come due.
With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
The StrongWomen Program will help you increase your strength, improve your bone density, improve your balance, and energy, and you will look and feel better!
The Summer Turf & Ornamentals School is an all day educational program that provides pest management and horticultural information to landscapers, turf specialists, and grounds managers.