Do you enjoy bird or wildlife watching out your windows? Why not add some features and resources to your property to attract them? Although backyard feeders are a popular way to attract birds, providing a source of water is equally important for creating a wildlife friendly yard.
A six-part PBS series to begin airing October 15 will feature a segment exploring the history of clean drinking water and what mark its importance has left on our world. Titled “How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson,” the program examines the history and people behind innovations that have been instrumental in creating a successful modern society.
Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) that effectively control urban stormwater runoff flow and reduce levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in stormwater runoff is integral to meeting water quality goals in local streams and downstream in the Chesapeake Bay.
Ideal dairy cow body condition scores can not be achieved overnight. A good foundation in precision feeding and monitoring body scores are essential on any dairy farm.
Fall is back to school time. Keep your child and yourself healthy this school year by keeping your immune system strong.
Penn State Extension of Lehigh County is pleased to announce a workshop devoted to helping farmers assess and choose marketing methods. Those interested in direct-to-consumer sales will learn with experts from Pennsylvania and New York.
October 17, 2014. Buying health insurance is a yearly task. It is also a time to refresh your memory about health insurance basics and a teachable moment for children, teens and adults!
Penn State Extension Hosting a Workshop and tour in Meadville
Pohopoco Creek Alpacas, located in Effort, PA has been recognized by Penn State Extension as an Environmentally Friendly Farm.
Effects on renewables among the concerns voiced.
Willow Biomass Energy and Alternate Applications
Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) are hosting a series of Mock Farm Food Safety Audits and Food Safety Trainings in October, November, and December on farms in Adams, Allegheny, Wyoming, Lehigh, Berks, Northampton, and Montgomery counties. These events, held on working farms, are designed to help small-scale produce farmers gain a better understanding of what to expect from a third party Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) audit. For more information, please contact: Hannah Grose (717) 334-6271 Ext 320, email email@example.com.
Event Showcases Biofuels and Switchgrass
PA Fuels for Schools Wood Fuel Standard Released for Comments
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today tabled a proposal to create a permit that would be required for those who don’t hold a valid hunting or furtaker license, but who use designated trails on state game lands for bicycling, snowmobiling or horseback riding. The proposal will be reworked and brought back to the December meeting.
The Pa Equine Council (PEC) annually holds this event for all PA equine enthusiasts to assist in education on the current issues prevalent in the horse industry.
Programs available to help farmers in the Keystone State
Penn State' New Online Graduate Program in Renewable Energy
Mike Peroni owns and operates Boistfort Valley Farm; growing certified organic produce in Southwest Washington. Located along the Banks of the South Fork of the Chehalis River 90 miles South of Seattle, the farm covers about 70 acres, and in season, employs 25 people. He has been involved in direct farm marketing since 1988 and sells directly to consumers through farmers markets and a thriving CSA program. The farm also supplies select restaurants and regional retailers. Mike shares tips for successful employees.
Think about who your ideal CSA member is. Find them and keep them.