McKean County News
February 6, 2015Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
January 29, 2015The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
Penn State Extension News
Private Forest Landowners Conference registration deadline is March 12
March 3, 2015A special educational event for the owners of woodlots large and small will be offered by Penn State Extension on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21.
New crop production guide aimed at helping farmers tap growing organic markets
February 27, 2015If you are an organic-crop producer in the Northeast, or a farmer interested in transitioning to organic, there is a new resource available to help provide the research-based information you need to be successful. The newly published Penn State Organic Crop Production Guide is among the most comprehensive university-produced guides in the country.
Penn State Extension plays critical role in educating food suppliers
February 23, 2015In the last few years, as the federal government has tightened safety regulations across the food supply chain to prevent foodborne illness, the role Penn State Extension plays in educating growers and processors to comply with new prevention-based controls has become critical.
Upcoming Regional Events
Agricultural Business Workshop Series - Refining Your Business Mission
When: March 10, 2015Where: Youngsville, PA
When: March 11, 2015Where: Coudersport, PA
Equine Management Workshop
When: March 17, 2015Where: Alfred University Equestrian Center, 5174 Lake Road, Alfred Station, NY 14803
Crops Day in Elk County
When: March 18, 2015Where: Kersey, PA
Better Kid Care: 2015 Early Childhood Learning Institute Professional Development Day
When: March 21, 2015Where: Bradford, PA