Mercer County News
Dining with Diabetes Series in Hermitage
August 21, 2015The next Dining with Diabetes series will be held on September 14, 21, & 28 at the Shenango Valley Center for Aging & Geriatric Health, 220 N. Buhl Farm Dr., Hermitage, PA. An informational meeting will be held on August 24, 2015.
Master Gardener Fall Classes in Mercer County
August 21, 2015Application deadline for the upcoming Master Gardener fall classes is Thursday, September 3, 2015. Contact the Mercer Extension Office at 724-662-3141 for an application.
Become a Tree Tender this Fall
August 21, 2015Become a Tree Tender and learn how to plant and care for the trees in your backyard and community. Two Tree Tenders workshops will be held this fall in the southwestern region of Pennsylvania, one in Ligonier on Saturday, September 29th and one in Slippery Rock on Saturday, October 3rd.
Penn State Extension News
Extension offers home-study courses on beef, sheep, goat, swine production
August 28, 2015Pennsylvania producers looking for information about how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable through pasture and grazing management can take advantage of a home study course offered by Penn State Extension this fall.
Ag Progress Days sessions to cover workforce and economic development, avian flu
August 14, 2015Government officials, industry representatives and university experts will gather in public forums at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, to exchange ideas and discuss solutions for two critical issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture: workforce and economic development, and highly pathogenic avian influenza. Both sessions are open to the public.
Agricultural 'Brigadoon' offers a wide assortment of activities for visitors
August 11, 2015Almost Brigadoon-like, a small agricultural "city" is nearly ready to spring up amongst the fields at Rock Springs, along state Route 45, 9 miles southwest of State College. Penn State's Ag Progress Days, one of the East's largest agricultural expositions, will be held Aug. 18-20, providing visitors with about 150 acres of commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, family and youth activities, equine presentations, workshops and an agricultural museum.
Upcoming Regional Events
Better Kid Care: Getting Ready to Read and Write - Supporting Children's Development
When: September 8, 2015Where: Butler, PA
Better Kid Care: Edutainment - Teaching Diversity in the Early Learning Experience
When: September 9, 2015Where: Meadville, PA
Better Kid Care: Color Me Healthy
When: September 10, 2015Where: Mercer, PA
Fall Library Series: Putting Your Garden to Bed/Planting Spring Bulbs
When: September 10, 2015Where: New Castle, PA
Better Kid Care: High Quality Interactions - How Teachers Can Intentionally Improve Classroom Climate
When: September 16, 2015Where: New Castle, PA