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.
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.
THIS COURSE IS FULL. If you are interested in being put on our mailing list to receive the registration brochure for next year's Living on a Few Acres please call our office. Living on a Few Acres is designed as an introduction to basic agricultural production techniques on a wide variety of topics from soil management and livestock production to fruit and vegetable culture. The emphasis is on practical methods of growing food. February 10- March 16, 2016, from 6:30-9:00 PM at Penn State Extension -Bucks County. Cost is $50 for individuals and $75 for couples.
The Penn State Master Watershed Steward program was established to strengthen local capacity for management and protection of watersheds, streams, and rivers, by educating and empowering volunteers across the commonwealth.
Now that the Thanksgiving feast is over, it is time to decorate our homes for Christmas. What better way to do that than to purchase a locally grown, fresh cut Christmas tree...
Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
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.
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.
Online registration is now open for all Montgomery County 4-H Summer Camps!
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 2014 Montgomery County Friend of Extension Award was recently presented to Bill Bushnell, District Director for State Representative Marcy Toepel, for his many years of support to Extension.
Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is a new threat to Pennsylvania and the United States. It lays egg masses of 30-50 eggs wherever there's a flat surface -- meaning that many home items easily transported can pack this pest and help it spread quickly.
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is dedicated to effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good.
One of the highlights of the annual Montgomery County 4-H Fair is the celebrity competition that takes place on the last day of the fair.
Never tried canning? There’s no better time to start.
The Penn State Master Watershed Steward program in Montgomery County will be training a new class of volunteers this year.
Our Master Gardeners and Horticulture Assistants are on duty Monday through Friday, April through October, to answer your gardening questions!
How do we motivate limited resource youth to make healthy food choices and increase physical activity? Penn State Nutrition Links Nutrition Education Adviser, Eileen Johanssen, has been hanging out with the third graders in Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Bethlehem, Northampton County helping to answer that question!
The barriers impeding resource stressed families from attending Nutrition Links nutrition education programs include family responsibilities, transportation issues, and work schedules.