Mercer County News
Egg Hunt Open to Youth - April 4
March 23, 2015Mercer County 4-H Teen Council will host their annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mercer County 4-H Park located on Rt. 19 North of Mercer, PA. All youth ages 2-12 are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring a friend! This event is open to the public and there will be no charge.
Master Gardeners' Spring Into Gardening Seminar
March 16, 2015The Mercer County Master Gardeners will sponsor this seminar on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00 am-12:30 pm at the Penn State Extension Office-Mercer County, 463 N. Perry Highway, Mercer, PA.
Chestnut Restoration: Planting and Aftercare Workshop - April 27
March 16, 2015Discover how you can become involved in volunteer citizen science opportunities with The American Chestnut Foundation and university personnel across North America involved in chestnut-related research projects. Participants will learn about the past, present and future of American chestnut restoration efforts. This workshop is located at the Mercer Extension Office, 463 N. Perry Highway, Mercer, PA.
Penn State Extension News
Timber 2015 expo a showcase for Pennsylvania forest products industry
March 27, 2015Pennsylvania's large forest-products industry will be showcased during the 2015 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition, June 5-6 at Penn State's Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs. Known as Timber 2015, the biennial trade exposition is hosted by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association. Parking and admission are free.
Turning pollution into crop nutrients to be focus of 2015 Manure Expo
March 16, 2015As agricultural groups and government agencies continue to tackle the vexing problem of nutrient pollution entering waterways, Penn State Extension is hosting an event in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay watershed aimed at helping producers to reduce negative impacts of excess manure nutrients. The 2015 North American Manure Expo will take place July 14-15 near Chambersburg, Franklin County.
Land-use webinar to focus on planning to protect water supplies
March 13, 2015Planning for and protecting public and private water supplies will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at noon on March 18.
Upcoming Regional Events
Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling
When: March 30, 2015Where: Mercer, PA
Rights of Way & Integrated Vegetation Management
When: April 1, 2015Where: Mercer, PA
When: April 8, 2015Where: Meadville, PA
Electric Hazard Awareness Seminar
When: April 8, 2015Where: Mercer, PA
Food for Profit
When: April 10, 2015Where: Slippery Rock, PA