Franklin County News
February 7, 2014
Office Closed- January 21, 2014
January 21, 2014The Penn State Extension- Franklin County Office will be closing at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. We will reopen at 8:30 am on Wednesday, January 22. All meetings and events are cancelled for today.
Penn State Extension News
Online tutorial illustrates shale-gas drilling equipment and practices
February 28, 2014You've seen the strange-looking trucks on the road these past few years. Maybe you've watched truck after truck head to a new shale-gas drill site in your area. But just what do they do with all that equipment? A new online presentation from Penn State Extension answers that question.
Firth Family Trustee Scholarship will assist Ag Sciences students
February 20, 2014A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his wife will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Les and Elaine Firth, of Mercer, established the Firth Family Trustee Scholarship, with first preference going to students from the northwestern Pennsylvania counties of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Warren.
Penn State Extension conference to address mastitis and milk quality
February 19, 2014Bovine mastitis -- udder infection in cattle -- directly and indirectly costs U.S. dairy producers an estimated $2 billion each year. To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference on March 25 and 26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.
Upcoming Regional Events
Dining with Diabetes
When: March 11, 2014Where: Gettysburg, PA
Gardening with Nature: Living on the Water - Landscaping for Streamside Landowners
When: March 11, 2014Where: Camp Hill, PA
When: March 12, 2014Where: Mifflintown, PA
Dining with Diabetes
When: March 12, 2014Where: Waynesboro, PA
Garden Design Series: Specialty Gardens
When: March 12, 2014Where: Gettysburg, PA