Franklin County

Franklin County News

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.
Pond Management Workshop 2017
May 18, 2017
Join Penn State Extension for a pond management workshop, May 31, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Faith Presbyterian Church, 1801 Colonial Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112.
Type 2 Diabetes and Surgical Solutions
May 16, 2017
Some patients with Type 2 Diabetes may find that surgery may be the solution to diabetic situation.

Penn State Extension News

Pennsylvania's forest-products industry the focus of Timber 2017 expo
May 18, 2017
Businesses and individuals interested in Pennsylvania's large forest-products industry can learn about goods, services, best practices and industry trends at the 2017 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition, which will take place Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, at Penn State's Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs.
Grant aimed at solving agricultural water issues through community engagement
May 17, 2017
A group of institutions led by Penn State has received nearly $2.2 million for the first year of a planned four-year, $5 million project aimed at developing a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture. Partners include the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, Arizona State University and the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
Webinar to compare state and local oil and gas revenues across the country
May 9, 2017
Comparing revenues from oil and gas production across 16 states and describing major impacts in regions such as the Marcellus, Bakken and Permian will be the focus of a web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension.

Upcoming Regional Events

Landscaping with Herbs
When: June 3, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA
Family Garden Day
When: June 3, 2017
Where: Carlisle, PA
Spring Orchard Meeting—Multi State
When: June 7, 2017
Where: Barr Orchards, 21946 Durberry Rd, Smithsburg, MD 21783
Learn Weed Identification
When: June 8, 2017
Where: New Bloomfield, PA
Bug ID for Families
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA