Franklin County News
Penn State Extension Works to Support Farmers in their Start-Up and Establishing Years
October 1, 2015Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
Monarch Butterfly Release Engages Visitors
September 29, 2015Visitors to a Monarch butterfly release on September 29 were invited to become part of the event.
Bounty of Tomatoes Shared with the Community
September 22, 2015Franklin County Master Gardeners shared the excess, large crop of tomatoes grown for Tomato Day tasting with the community through the Gleaning Project of South Central PA.
Penn State Extension News
Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab among first lines of defense versus avian flu
September 18, 2015More than 48 million turkeys and laying hens in 21 states have died this year following an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. As wild waterfowl, which may carry the virus, begin their autumn migration, Pennsylvania is in the crosshairs, and that has Penn State's Animal Diagnostic Laboratory on high alert.
Webinar looks at unmanned aerial vehicle use in the energy field
September 11, 2015How the use of unmanned aerial vehicles -- commonly called UAVs -- will change operations in the oil and natural gas industries will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Land-use webinar to focus on economic ecology of healthy watersheds
September 8, 2015How a community in Lancaster County has improved water quality and economic vitality while addressing the impact of stormwater runoff and flooding through an innovative restoration approach will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Upcoming Regional Events
When: October 13, 2015Where: Huntingdon, PA
Precision Dairy Technology Forum: Precision Feeding
When: October 14, 2015Where: Peach Bottom, PA
Landscape Design: Basics of Design
When: October 14, 2015Where: Chambersburg, PA
Corn Husk Dolls and Wreath Workshop - Family Friendly
When: October 17, 2015Where: Chambersburg, PA
Landscape Design: Garden Tour
When: October 17, 2015Where: Shippensburg, PA