Mercer County

Mercer County News

Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at flickr.com - CC0 Public Domain
Blueberries: Little Blue Gems for Good Health
July 10, 2017
It’s blueberry picking season in Central Pennsylvania! This is a wonderful family activity that provides a great opportunity for exercise as well as a healthy food for your family to enjoy.
Mercer County 4-H Roundup: July 30-August 5
July 6, 2017
The 2017 Mercer County 4-H Roundup will be held July 30 - August 5 at the Mercer 4-H Park located on Route 19 in Mercer. All shows and events are free to the public and open to all ages.
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Type 2 Diabetes and Surgical Solutions
May 16, 2017
Some patients with Type 2 Diabetes may find that surgery may be the solution to diabetic situation.

Penn State Extension News

Science and best practices featured on Ag Progress Days tours
July 10, 2017
Visitors at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, likely will spend most of their time taking in the wide variety of demonstrations, commercial and educational exhibits, presentations and other activities around the 135-acre expo. But for those willing to wander farther afield, free bus tours to other parts of the surrounding Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center will offer a glimpse of Penn State research and extension programs.
Extension associate director named fellow with county commissioners organization
July 6, 2017
Tara Mondock, Penn State Extension associate director for client relations, was appointed as the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania's Extension Fellow, effective July 1. As the CCAP/Extension Fellow, Mondock will work with the association in Harrisburg, providing expertise to commissioners in the state's 67 counties to enhance the statewide partnership between the association and Penn State, while learning more about county and state agencies and offices.
Buchholz named to direct business operations for Penn State Extension
June 29, 2017
Penn State Extension has named Stephen Buchholz, formerly vice president for institutional effectiveness and advancement at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota, as associate director for business operations. The appointment is part of recently announced changes to Penn State Extension's organizational structure, product development and program delivery.

Upcoming Regional Events

Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You
When: July 20, 2017
Where: Butler, PA
Master Gardener Bus Trip to Longwood & Chanticleer Gardens
When: July 28-30, 2017
Where: Mercer, PA
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger
When: August 28, 2017
Where: Saegertown, PA
ServSafe®
When: September 5, 2017
Where: Cranberry, PA
ServSafe®
When: September 13, 2017
Where: New Castle, PA