Delaware County News
February 19, 2014Living on a few acres? Want to grow your own apples, raise a few sheep or produce your own eggs for breakfast? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, or just want to learn more about small scale food production, Penn State Cooperative Extension in Delaware County has a short course designed just for you.
January 30, 2014The Certified Food & Wellness Volunteer concept is based on national volunteer programs used in Extension. Certified Food & Wellness volunteers will provide education to the public about foods, nutrition and food safety. Individuals with a strong knowledge base and interest are being recruited for the position. These individuals will help expand the nutrition education efforts of Penn State Extension by working in local communities and organizations
Penn State Extension News
Online tutorial illustrates shale-gas drilling equipment and practices
February 28, 2014You've seen the strange-looking trucks on the road these past few years. Maybe you've watched truck after truck head to a new shale-gas drill site in your area. But just what do they do with all that equipment? A new online presentation from Penn State Extension answers that question.
Firth Family Trustee Scholarship will assist Ag Sciences students
February 20, 2014A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his wife will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Les and Elaine Firth, of Mercer, established the Firth Family Trustee Scholarship, with first preference going to students from the northwestern Pennsylvania counties of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Warren.
Penn State Extension conference to address mastitis and milk quality
February 19, 2014Bovine mastitis -- udder infection in cattle -- directly and indirectly costs U.S. dairy producers an estimated $2 billion each year. To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference on March 25 and 26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.
Upcoming Regional Events
PMPEI Course in Community Planning
When: March 5-20, 2014Where: Colmar, PA
Better Kid Care: Observation Series Level 2, Unit 1 - Observing Young Children's Behavior
When: March 10, 2014Where: Norristown, PA
Better Kid Care:Using Your Assessments to Plan Your Curriculum
When: March 11, 2014Where: King Of Prussia, PA
Living on a Few Acres
When: March 12 - April 3, 2014Where: Springfield, PA
Food for Profit
When: March 13, 2014Where: West Chester, PA