Lancaster County News
June 6, 2013The Lancaster County 4-H Strawberry Roundup was held on June 5, 2013 at the Farm and Home Center in Lancaster. A total of twenty-three 4-H members participated. While the youth made strawberry syrup and participated in craft activities, their project books and berries were judged. Judges who volunteered for this year’s event included Lou Middleton, Lindsay King and Diana Erb.
May 6, 2013June 27th, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Penn State Research Farm, 1446 Auction Rd., Manheim. Registration requested. Follow the link to find details.
May 6, 2013Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Call 717-394-6851 for an appointment. There is no fee for this service. Additional opportunities are listed below.
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.