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 10 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

Science and best practices featured on Ag Progress Days tours
July 10, 2017
Visitors at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, likely will spend most of their time taking in the wide variety of demonstrations, commercial and educational exhibits, presentations and other activities around the 135-acre expo. But for those willing to wander farther afield, free bus tours to other parts of the surrounding Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center will offer a glimpse of Penn State research and extension programs.
Extension associate director named fellow with county commissioners organization
July 6, 2017
Tara Mondock, Penn State Extension associate director for client relations, was appointed as the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania's Extension Fellow, effective July 1. As the CCAP/Extension Fellow, Mondock will work with the association in Harrisburg, providing expertise to commissioners in the state's 67 counties to enhance the statewide partnership between the association and Penn State, while learning more about county and state agencies and offices.
Buchholz named to direct business operations for Penn State Extension
June 29, 2017
Penn State Extension has named Stephen Buchholz, formerly vice president for institutional effectiveness and advancement at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota, as associate director for business operations. The appointment is part of recently announced changes to Penn State Extension's organizational structure, product development and program delivery.

Upcoming Regional Events

Weed Identification
When: July 25, 2017
Where: Camp Hill, PA
Home Food Preservation: Canning Tomatoes & Fruits
When: July 26, 2017
Where: Carlisle, PA
Beef Industry Summer Field Day
When: July 29, 2017
Where: Huntingdon, PA
Backyard Railroad Gardening
When: July 29, 2017
Where: Orrstown, PA
Twilight Tour
When: July 31, 2017
Where: Shippensburg, PA