Lackawanna County

Lackawanna County News

Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at - CC0 Public Domain
Blueberries: Little Blue Gems for Good Health
July 10, 2017
It’s blueberry picking season in Central Pennsylvania! This is a wonderful family activity that provides a great opportunity for exercise as well as a healthy food for your family to enjoy.
Penn State Lackawanna County Master Gardener Cathy Corkill presented the Poison Prevention Program to Ms. Raymer, Ms. Midura and Ms. Brigido First Grade Classrooms
Poison Prevention Program in Lackawanna County reaches 845 First Grade Students
May 31, 2017
Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County recently delivered the Poison Prevention Program to 41 classrooms, reaching more than 845 first grade students.

Penn State Extension News

Agricultural research center site of cutting-edge research, Ag Progress Days
August 9, 2017
Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovative education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and is also the location of the annual Ag Progress Days expo.
So, you want to raise sheep or goats? Attend this workshop
August 8, 2017
Southwestern Pennsylvania provides an ideal environment to raise sheep and goats. Rolling hills may not be suitable for crop production, but they can provide high-quality pasture for sheep and goat production.
Land-use webinar to focus on aligning transportation with local planning
August 7, 2017
How the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is connecting transportation projects with local municipal land-use planning initiatives will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

Upcoming Regional Events

Nutrition Links: Fix It Safe / Plan, Know What's For Dinner
When: August 22, 2017
Where: Tannersville, PA
When: August 24, 2017
Where: Stroudsburg, PA
Garlic Festival
When: August 26-27, 2017
Where: Clarks Summit, PA