Franklin County

Franklin County News

Slicers, cherry, paste & salad tomatoes to taste.
17th Annual Tomato Tasting Day
July 11, 2017
Come out and enjoy the taste of summer Franklin County-style at one of the most popular free, local events-Tomato Tasting Day- on Aug. 19 from 9 to noon. Hot pepper table plus salsa & tomato contests.
Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at flickr.com - CC0 Public Domain
Blueberries: Little Blue Gems for Good Health
July 10, 2017
It’s blueberry picking season in Central Pennsylvania! This is a wonderful family activity that provides a great opportunity for exercise as well as a healthy food for your family to enjoy.
Gardeners Fill the Buckets
May 25, 2017
At what is becoming an annual event, Franklin County Master Gardeners hosted a South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP)/Gleaning Project event where volunteers planted 4-gallon buckets with a vegetable and herb to be distributed to families by SCCAP.

Penn State Extension News

Agricultural research center site of cutting-edge research, Ag Progress Days
August 9, 2017
Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovative education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and is also the location of the annual Ag Progress Days expo.
So, you want to raise sheep or goats? Attend this workshop
August 8, 2017
Southwestern Pennsylvania provides an ideal environment to raise sheep and goats. Rolling hills may not be suitable for crop production, but they can provide high-quality pasture for sheep and goat production.
Land-use webinar to focus on aligning transportation with local planning
August 7, 2017
How the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is connecting transportation projects with local municipal land-use planning initiatives will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

Upcoming Regional Events

ServSafe®
When: August 22, 2017
Where: Carlisle, PA
Ned Smith: Gone for the Day
When: August 22, 2017
Where: Camp Hill, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Franklin County
When: September 6, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Adams County
When: September 6, 2017
Where: Gettysburg, PA
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger
When: September 7, 2017
Where: Gettysburg, PA