Franklin County News
Heirloom Plant Varieties Provide More Than a Good Harvest or Beautiful Blooms
May 18, 2015Home Gardeners can select plants with better flavor, unusual blooms and interesting history.
Leave No Crop Behind - Gleaning
May 6, 2015The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania rescues food from fields and distributes it to food banks, shelters, and local agencies. In 2015 they expanded their effort into Franklin County and several farms utilized their services.
Registration Open for the 2015 North American Manure Expo: “Manure Than You Can Handle”
May 4, 2015The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
Penn State Extension News
Penn State Master Gardeners plan extravaganza in Centre County
May 8, 2015The Garden Fair and Plant Sale hosted by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Ag Progress Days site.
Land-use webinar to focus on agritourism issues for Pennsylvania communities
May 8, 2015"Agritourism Issues for Pennsylvania Communities" will be the topic of a Web-based land-use seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Tractor safety program reaches milestone in Pennsylvania
April 29, 2015A program designed to reduce tractor-related farm injuries and deaths by helping farmers pay for the installation of rollover protective structures, or ROPS, recently reached a milestone in Pennsylvania. Administered by Penn State Extension, the ROPS Retrofit Program for Pennsylvania Farmers funded the installation of the 100th ROPS since the initiative began in 2011.
Upcoming Regional Events
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to Pennsylvania
When: May 21 - June 12, 2015Where: Gettysburg, PA
Perry County Master Gardener Plant Sale
When: May 23, 2015Where: New Bloomfield, PA
Golden-Winged Warbler Survey
When: May 26, 2015Where: Huntingdon, PA
ACA & Manure Storage Workshop
When: May 27-28, 2015Where: Mifflintown, PA
Mid-Atlantic Twilight Orchard Meeting
When: June 2, 2015Where: 22511 Gardenhour Rd., Smithsburg, MD 21783