The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
Penn State Extension will host a Sheep Lambing School on February 19, 2015 at the Penn State Sheep Center. The purpose of the school is to improve a sheep producer’s skills for managing pregnant ewes and managing lambing.
Penn State Extension will once again be taking a virtual walk – this year visiting the natural beauty of Pennsylvania State Parks. Gather your family and friends or co-workers to form a team of up to five.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences (PGSAS). This no-cost program provides high school juniors with the opportunity to live on campus at Penn State University (University Park campus) and participate in an intensive study of the agricultural sciences. PGSAS is a five week, residential program that allows students to engage with and explore agricultural sciences through core courses, hands-on laboratory/field-based learning, field trips, special events and unique lectures. Deadline to register is February 13, 2015
As winter ends, can spring be far away? Now is the time to increase your knowledge of lawn and garden related topics. Attend the Tenth Annual Dauphin County Master Gardener Spring Workshop Series on five consecutive Saturday mornings from February 28 through March 28, 2015.
The Dauphin County Woodland Owners Association has planned this day long conference to provide private forest landowners with forest management strategies to promote sustainable forestry. Topics include: pest and disease; timber management; invasive species control; timber stand improvement; and habitat management for wildlife and forest health issues.
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.
On a list of evildoers, the woolly adelgid doesn't have quite the same ring to it as, say, Count Dracula or the Green Goblin. But make no mistake, to Pennsylvania's endangered state tree, the eastern hemlock, the woolly adelgid might as well be named Doctor Doom.
You may be wondering about the effects of caffeine, in particular, or coffee and other stimulants in general. We are still learning about these powerful substances and their effects!
As you spend winter plowing streets, salting sidewalks or just enjoying the wintery weather, have you noticed some trees hang on to their leaves after all the other have colored up and fallen to the ground?
Rick Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN, Senior Food Safety & Quality Extension Educator shares some seasonal cautions to keep us healthy during the holidays!
This one-day short course will be held in four locations across Pennsylvania. Equine gastrointestinal parasites, and their increasing resistance to available dewormers, are a major concern in the equine industry. Taking a whole-farm approach to control can cut down on deworming, save money on products that are no longer effective on your farm, help you learn which horses have natural resistance and which ones are “shedders”, and help reduce parasite resistance.
Beef, sheep, meat-goat and swine producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of four home-study courses offered by Penn State Extension this winter.
Everyone takes to baking during the holiday season and those cakes, cookies, candies and traditional favorites can be so tempting. How can you enjoy a taste but not overindulge?
This is the time of year when we gather to feast on roasted turkey, stuffing and other fixings. For many, it will be the first time they will prepare a holiday dinner, while for others, it will be the latest of many memorable occasions. But those memories should not revolve around foodborne illness, according to a Penn State expert.
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.
Those attending the course will have the option to continue as a partner in a year-long parasite research project, provided through a NE SARE Research and Education Grant.
The spotted lanternfly is native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam and has been detected for the first time in the United States in northeastern Berks County, Pennsylvania.
The core exam for public and commercial pesticide applicators has been closed book for quite some time, while the category exams remained open book.