Indiana County News
May 17, 2013The windows at the Indiana Tractor Supply Company store are covered with 4-H clovers! Store personnel and county 4-H members and families have been busy selling clovers. Proceeds benefit national, state, and county programs. This campaign will be a county record for sales. The public may purchase clovers through May 19. TSC store clerk Deb is pictured with the Bruner 4-H family.
May 16, 2013Three Indiana County 4-H members will represent Pennsylvania at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in West Virginia this summer. Members Tom Brady, Jesse Isenberg and Caleb Brady won the top three places at the recent state contest. Leader Debbie Beisel served as coach and will train the state team. Ethan Brady also competed.
April 1, 2013Over 1500 people visited the 4-H petting zoo at the recent Family Fun Fest sponsored by the Children's Advisory Commission. An estimated 500 families visited the Indiana Mall for "Festasaurus!" Nearly 50 4-H people were involved with the petting zoo, a horse "dinosaur" matching game, and a horse paper bag puppet craft. Many positive comments were heard from the participants.
Penn State Extension News
Study suggests dairy herd water quality linked to milk production
May 22, 2013A recently completed study of water supplies on Pennsylvania dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue. And average milk production for these farms was about 10 percent lower than farms with good water quality.
Webinar to examine effect of shale-gas development on rural roads
May 10, 2013The impact that natural-gas development in deep shale formations has on rural Pennsylvania roads will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Online beekeeping course receives international recognition
May 9, 2013A Web-based Penn State Extension course designed to help beginning and experienced beekeepers gain the knowledge they need to be successful has been recognized for online excellence. Beekeeping 101 was named an official honoree in the 2013 Webby Awards. The course was one of 11 honorees in the Education category.