Franklin County News
Frost vs. Freeze
April 23, 2015Frost, “killing frost,” freeze warnings, a “killing freeze” - what is the difference? In casual conversation the terms frost and freeze are often interchangeable but there is a very real difference. Frost and freeze are two distinct phenomena. These terms take on significance when they are associated with the growing season for home gardeners.
North American Expo "Crappiest" Slogan Contest
April 10, 2015The North American Manure Expo event will be in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on July 14th and 15th. One new promotional twist for the Manure Expo is a T-shirt contest that is just plain fun.
Franklin County Extension Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications
April 2, 2015Penn State Extension in Franklin County is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Penn State Extension Master Gardener Basic Training Program. Deadline to apply is July 31st.
Penn State Extension News
Bull named head of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at Penn State
April 24, 2015Carolee Bull will become head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, effective Sept. 1. Bull currently is a research plant pathologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service at its Crop Improvement and Protection Research Station in Salinas, California.
Dairy foods resources available on website; dairy plant directory offered
April 15, 2015Penn State Extension is offering two important resources related to dairy products.
Land-use webinar to focus on owning, managing natural lands
April 8, 2015Planning for open space and owning and managing natural lands will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Upcoming Regional Events
Specialty Crop Network Tour for Young Growers
When: April 27, 2015Where: Waynesboro, PA
Spring Craft Series
When: April 27 - May 16, 2015Where: Gettysburg, PA
Woody Plant Identification - Flowering Trees
When: April 28, 2015Where: Carlisle, PA
Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling
When: April 28, 2015Where: Mc Connellsburg, PA
Container Gardening Workshop
When: May 2, 2015Where: Chambersburg, PA