Delaware County News
Penn State Extension Works to Support Farmers in their Start-Up and Establishing Years
October 1, 2015Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
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.
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
Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab among first lines of defense versus avian flu
September 18, 2015More than 48 million turkeys and laying hens in 21 states have died this year following an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. As wild waterfowl, which may carry the virus, begin their autumn migration, Pennsylvania is in the crosshairs, and that has Penn State's Animal Diagnostic Laboratory on high alert.
Webinar looks at unmanned aerial vehicle use in the energy field
September 11, 2015How the use of unmanned aerial vehicles -- commonly called UAVs -- will change operations in the oil and natural gas industries will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Land-use webinar to focus on economic ecology of healthy watersheds
September 8, 2015How a community in Lancaster County has improved water quality and economic vitality while addressing the impact of stormwater runoff and flooding through an innovative restoration approach will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Upcoming Regional Events
Master Gardener Basic Training: Philadelphia
When: August 27, 2015 to August 27, 2016Where: Philadelphia, PA
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to Pennsylvania
When: October 13 - November 7, 2015Where: Springfield, PA
Master Gardeners Day Trip
When: October 17, 2015Where: Springfield, PA
Dining with Diabetes
When: October 19, 2015Where: Pottstown, PA
Better Kid Care: Rock Solid Foundations - Friendship Skills
When: October 20, 2015Where: West Chester, PA