Annie’s Project is a nationally recognized educational program dedicated to fostering women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise.
It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
The agenda is jammed packed with the latest research on diseases, insects and care recommendations.
It’s now mid- January and the holiday activities are over. Perhaps a few weeks ago you decided to make some New Year’s resolutions. Millions of Americans make resolutions each year. The most popular resolutions include starting an exercise program, eating better and reducing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or other drugs. According to research conducted by Psychology Central, 75% of people who make resolutions fail in their first attempts, and most of these people, 67%, make more than one resolution.
If you are interested in learning more about the proper management of private water wells, springs and cisterns and you are willing to share what you learn with others, you might be interested in applying for the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension starting on February 8, 2016!
Penn State Extension is pleased to announce that it will be extending the Dining with Diabetes to residents of Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Green, Indiana, McKean, Potter, and Venango Counties.
Penn State Extension Water Resource Team Members, Bryan Swistock and Jim Clark, offered a Pond Management Workshop on Thursday evening July 30, in Reynoldsville, PA, in Jefferson County. Thirty pond owners turned out for the presentation and many brought algae samples for identification.
PA CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, sponsored a tire recycling event in Smethport, PA, on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. The group successfully removed 2,000 tires from the McKean County landscape.
Youth enjoyed trying new fruits and vegetables, physical activities, and setting up a business to cultivate their entrepreneurial skills.
Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, offered a Home Water and Septic System Management Workshop at the Jefferson County Conservation District Office on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Brookville, PA
Forty participants gathered Ken Comstock's trout pond to hear about various pond topics from aquatic weed control to fixing leaking ponds. Jim Clark also talked about harmful algal blooms.
Hundreds of McKean County Residents took advantage of this years electronic recycling event.
Experts aren't sure why Pennsylvania so far has been spared in the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza that has caused massive losses to the poultry industry in the Midwest. But it could be just a matter of time until the virus shows up in the Keystone State.
On May 27th and 28th , 25 students (grades 5 – 8) and adults attended educational programs at the Donald J. Comes Learning Center.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, taught a session on aquatic invasive species to over 100 elementary school students in McKean County on Tuesday, May 19th, at Wildcat Park near Kane, PA.
Are 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.
Have you been wondering how to join a 4-H club and worried about time restrictions? Are you interested in developing your leadership skills from the comfort of your own home? Would you like to improve your computer skills? If you answered any of these questions with a YES, then the On-line 4-H Teen Leadership Club might be for you!
By the end of 2015, this roadside spring in Fox Township, Elk County, may be the most talked about spring in the state of Pennsylvania. On September 3, 2014, the Township Supervisors of Fox Township voted unanimously to cooperate with Penn State Law Students, under the direction of Ross Pifer, Director of the Rural Economic Development Clinic, to examine the legal issues for the municipality concerning the spring.