Elk County News
National Drug Take Back Returns to Pennsylvania September 12th
July 22, 2015National Drug Take Back Program, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is returning this September.
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 Teaches North Central Forest Landowners About Pond Management
June 23, 2015Forty participants gathered Ken Comstock's trout pond to hear about various pond topics from aquatic weed control to fixing leaking ponds. Jim Clark also talked about harmful algal blooms.
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
When: September 8, 2015Where: Du Bois, PA
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger in Elk County
When: September 9, 2015Where: Saint Marys, PA
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger in Jefferson County
When: September 9, 2015Where: Brookville, PA
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger in Clearfield County
When: September 9, 2015Where: Clearfield, PA
Natural Resources and Educational Opportunities For The Future
When: September 9, 2015Where: Crosby Fire Hall Route 46, Crosby, PA