The PA Farm Show is quickly approaching and you won't want to miss these draft horse events at the show!
This one-day short course will be held in four locations across Pennsylvania. Equine gastrointestinal parasites, and their increasing resistance to available dewormers, are a major concern in the equine industry. Taking a whole-farm approach to control can cut down on deworming, save money on products that are no longer effective on your farm, help you learn which horses have natural resistance and which ones are “shedders”, and help reduce parasite resistance.
When it is very cold, horses will reduce their water consumption and be at risk of colic.
As 2015 starts the year, we are anticipating the Pennsylvania World Horse Expo! To start your “Horse Season” off right, plan to attend one of our Penn State University and PA Equine Council’s; Seminars held on March 5-8, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo at the Harrisburg, PA Farm show Complex.
Congratulations to Ashleigh Egan and Jena Shaffer for being awarded the Vern Hazlett outstanding barn worker award during the PSU Animal Science Departmental Holiday luncheon!
Brian Egan, Instructor of Equine Science in Penn State's Department of Animal Science, has received the Paul R. and Joan M. Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Are you getting a new electronic gadget as a holiday gift? Do a little research now on how you can recycle or reuse the old one before you just throw it out.
Across the nation, water is vital to every household and every community; to agriculture, energy production, and a productive economy; to wildlife, forests, and a healthy environment. America’s water resources are generally abundant but they are not limitless. It is vital as well that we have a comprehensive understanding of how much water is being used across the country so we can make wise choices in managing our water resources.
Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) and Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) have both announced plans to reintroduce legislation setting standards for water well constructions.
The Penn State Master Well Owner Network (MWON) recently added 24 new volunteers who completed the Fall 2014 online training courses. These volunteers join over 600 others who are dedicated to providing unbiased, research-based education on the proper management of private water wells, springs and cisterns.
Do you rely on a private well for your drinking water? If so, when is the last time you had your water tested? Private water supplies in Pennsylvania are not monitored by any regulatory agency.
At this time of year when many hold dear the traditions of expressing gratitude for gifts received, and reciprocating with gifts to others, I am left thinking about the universality, across many faiths, of values embedded in these traditions.
Beef, sheep, meat-goat and swine producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of four home-study courses offered by Penn State Extension this winter.
The following creative productions documenting family journeys through caregiving were highlighted in the Family Caregiver Alliance – National Center on Caregiving newsletter: Nov. 24, 2014.
A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics founds that more than 1.3 million children spend their time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness or substance abuse. On average, children caregivers spend about 2.5 hours per weekday and 4 hours on weekend days caring for their loved ones.
The National Alliance for Caregiving recently released a white paper on family caregivers and technology. The report, Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving, is the next step following the organization’s April 2014 roundtable in Palo Alto, California. The roundtable included a panel of 22 national experts from Silicon Valley, government agencies, and the non-profit sector who identified the best next steps for moving the field of caregivers and technology forward. This report, written by Richard Adler & Rajiv Mehta, provides a good starting point for innovators who want to better understand a caregiver's needs.
By Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration for Community Living
New Research from Penn State University.
The National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren announced the launching of a new online, peer review journal dedicated to topics related to grandparents raising grandchildren, "GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy."
At the Dec. 3, 2014 report release and reception on Washington, DC's Capitol Hill, Generations United released their latest report, The State of Grandfamilies in America: 2014. The report shines a light on the challenges grandfamilies face and the incredible service they provide our country.