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.
The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
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.
Penn State Extension Water Resource Educators Jim Clark and Amy Galford led a pond management workshop for 38 undergraduate students from 11 different states on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Spring Mills, PA.
Local Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, was elected Central Region Director for the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society, commonly known as “PALMS” at the annual conference in State College on March 20, 2014.
Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark, and the Cameron County Conservation District, recently obtained a $6,000 grant from the Headwaters RCandD Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Group. The grant will pay for water tests for 35 rural ponds located throughout the Sinnemahoning Watershed.
Rural water systems do not typically even connect with nearby water systems that share their watershed upstream or downstream, or with watershed groups that may be working on restoration efforts in their source water areas, or with county planners, etc., but that is beginning to change in PA.
PA CleanWays arranged for a tractor trailer to move through the county and collect large tractor tires.
Peanut Butter Pie sells for $400.00
A western bean cutworm trap in Potter County has caught record number of moths in Pennsylvania. At this location, the economic threshold for egg masses has not been reached. WBC is a relatively new pest to the area that should be monitored when scouting fields. Any instances of WBC larva as a pest in corn can be reported to Nicole Santangelo, Local Agronomy Educator at (814)274-8540.
Local Extension Educator, Jim Clark, serves as secretary for PA CleanWays of McKean County on July 21st, 2012, 950 tires were recycled.
Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark recently taught a 6 week Basic Dog Obedience Course. $600.00 was generated and donated to McKean County SPCA and the McKean County 4-H Endowment Fund.
Three Pennsylvania Manure Handlers were recently killed in a tragic accident involving a manure storage facility. Extension Specialists, Dave Hill, Dennis Murphy and Robert Meinen have shared these following notes, to remind us all to be safe on the farm. Jim Clark, Extension Educator
Penn State Extension taught 94 people how to read and understand their water test reports.
Jim Clark assists at Envirothon Training
Teens attend Teen Retreat
Training on how to prepare a Manure Management Plan
Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark, completed a study of 50 private water wells in Cameron County this summer