Now is the time article from March 24th reminds us to focus on enhanced biosecurity for poultry farms due to the threat of avian influenza, using best management practices and having a strategic plan. Included in the article is information on controlling cover crops.
Did you know sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise? Find out why sleep is so important and ways to improve sleep habits.
With National Nutrition Month ending, we don’t want to forget the challenge of this year’s theme “Putting your best fork forward.” One great way to do just that is to cook at home. Our busy lifestyles may present challenges, but a well-stocked pantry makes putting a quick, simple, and delicious meal together easy to do!
March 10, 2017 Article by Stacy Reed, LNP Columnist.
Now is the Time article from March 9th gives advice on top-dressing winter grains, and looking for signs of Rill erosion.
Penn State Extension will be taking a virtual walk for the fourth year – this time learning about and enjoying the beautiful and exciting cities in Pennsylvania. We’ll learn about their history, how to see them on foot, famous foods, and fun facts. This is a great program for worksites, schools, community groups or any other group. Even your dog can be a member of your team! The program will run April 3rd through May 28th. It’s free but registration is required by April 1, 2017.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Pennsylvania as a result of the frost and freeze that occurred on April 4 – 10, 2016.
When we think of heart health, we think of reducing sodium, eating less saturated fats, and exercising more. But do we ever think of eating more fish? If not, consider adding this important food to your menu!
This week's article has Information with regard to completing a private & anonymous food safety survey via a link through the Penn State Extension FSMA website for produce growers, human food processors, and animal feed producers that will help guide the development of relevant educational resources, plus information on a hands-on mushroom production workshop March 31st.
March is National Nutrition Month and this year the theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward!”
Herbs and spices, in flavorful combinations both new and traditional, offer the chance to add a new twist to the dishes prepared in your kitchen.
This article by Leon Ressler gives information on a private applicator short course to help you prepare for the exam through an upcoming Extension program, disposing of unwanted pesticides through the Chemsweep program, and becoming a certified food and wellness volunteer through a new Extension program.
Stacy Reed's LNP article from February 17, 2017 gives tips on what to do with that refrigerated and frozen food when the power goes out, so that there is no illness due to invisible, food-borne bacteria.
Whether your goal is to save time or money, eat nutritious foods, or maintain a healthy weight, packing your lunch will aid you with each of these.
One of the objectives of the Lancaster County Farm and Home Foundation is to encourage the higher education of the youth of Lancaster County. In this respect the Foundation is announcing the offering of scholarship awards for students beginning their freshman year in 2017 studying Agriculture or Family and Consumer Sciences. Deadline to apply is April 17th.
The first step can be the hardest one to take. Here are some tips and information on the Everybody Walk PA program to help get you motivated for exercise.
By Stacy Reed, published in Lancaster Newspapers. A challenge to explore different types of foods you have never eaten before.
Perhaps you have been thinking about going Mediterranean, with all the recent support for the healthfulness of this way of eating. It's not so difficult as you may think - try some of these tips to get started!
The fresh berries have diminished and the citrus fruits are starting to come into season. Citrus fruits include grapefruit, oranges, mandarin oranges, lemons, and limes. They are at their peak of availability during the winter season.
One Choose MyPlate message for consumers is to make half of your plate whole grains. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.