Delaware County News
Master Gardeners Day Trip
August 20, 2015Open to the Public! Join Master Gardeners from Delaware County on Saturday October 17th for an enjoyable Day Trip to Milford, Pennsylvania - Tour of Grey Towers National Historic Site, the home of Gifford Pinchot, founder of the USDA Forest Service, AND Montague, New Jersey - Tour Luna Parc, the whimsical house, grounds, and studio of artist Ricky Bascarino. Registration deadline is October 15th.
Fall Fest Spectacular on September 26th at Smedley Park
August 20, 2015Learning, shopping, treats and fall-time fun for everyone!
Eastern poultry producers brace for avian flu this fall as waterfowl migrate
July 21, 2015Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
Penn State Extension News
Extension offers home-study courses on beef, sheep, goat, swine production
August 28, 2015Pennsylvania producers looking for information about how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable through pasture and grazing management can take advantage of a home study course offered by Penn State Extension this fall.
Ag Progress Days sessions to cover workforce and economic development, avian flu
August 14, 2015Government officials, industry representatives and university experts will gather in public forums at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, to exchange ideas and discuss solutions for two critical issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture: workforce and economic development, and highly pathogenic avian influenza. Both sessions are open to the public.
Agricultural 'Brigadoon' offers a wide assortment of activities for visitors
August 11, 2015Almost Brigadoon-like, a small agricultural "city" is nearly ready to spring up amongst the fields at Rock Springs, along state Route 45, 9 miles southwest of State College. Penn State's Ag Progress Days, one of the East's largest agricultural expositions, will be held Aug. 18-20, providing visitors with about 150 acres of commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, family and youth activities, equine presentations, workshops and an agricultural museum.
Upcoming Regional Events
Master Gardener Basic Training: Philadelphia
When: August 27, 2015 to August 27, 2016Where: Philadelphia, PA
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Programs for Meat and Poultry Processors (HACCP)
When: September 9-10, 2015Where: Glen Mills, PA
When: September 14, 2015Where: Springfield, PA
Free Pasture Management Workshop
When: September 14, 2015Where: Collegeville, PA
Pruning Woody Plants
When: September 15, 2015Where: Collegeville, PA