If you are working on your plan for next year and it includes leasing land take a look at this sample lease agreement. This agreement compiled by Land for Good outlines the basics of what should be included in a year to year lease agreement.
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The Groundwater Foundation has developed a variety of educational resources for students and teachers that can be easily adapted to school and community education programs. The Awesome Aquifer: Advanced Hydrology Kit is available for $36 and is an affordable alternative to those who cannot afford the cost of a large groundwater model.
This is the time of year when we gather to feast on roasted turkey, stuffing and other fixings. For many, it will be the first time they will prepare a holiday dinner, while for others, it will be the latest of many memorable occasions. But those memories should not revolve around foodborne illness, according to a Penn State expert.
The Green Infrastructure Collaborative consists of more than 20 organizations committed to advancing the adoption of green infrastructure as a means of supporting water quality and community development goals. This broad group of signatories includes academia, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extension’s Master Well Owner Network, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the PA Ground Water Association along with numerous other sponsors are organizing the 2015 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA on May 6, 2015.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the first looking at population changes and Marcellus shale development
Last year the Pesticide Education Program and county Master Gardener programs partnered to share a valuable lesson of poison prevention with 12,000 1st grade students across the state.
The 2014 winner of the Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Omicron Chapter’s Distinguished Service Award was awarded to Ann Swinker, Associate Professor of Animal Science and Extension Horse Specialist at Penn State University.
As a citizen of a community, do you understand what your local governments provide you, and where they spend the money from the taxes that they collect from you? Citizens have grown increasingly apathetic towards government, and non-trusting of local officials, because they might not understand how the money is spent.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit Team, in cooperation with growers and other extension educators from the Mid-Atlantic region, have put together 3 days of cutting-edge educational sessions to help producers prepare for a successful 2015 growing season.
Just as humans domesticated animals thousands of years ago, they also cultivated plants to meet their needs. Among the oldest domesticated plants, one stands out for its distinction of being utilitarian, decorative and, in general, inedible: the gourd.
The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network will deliver a One-Day Networking Symposium – Women Farmers: Heroes of Our Communities, on December 8, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Penn State Extension is looking for host sites for demonstrating best management practices and helping beginning farmers succeed. Be a ‘Model for the Future’!
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.
Horse defenses against inclement cold weather include a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin. But are there times when you should blanket your horse?
On November 14, 2014, the American Horse Council (AHC) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) opposing a proposed rule to redefine “Waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
The Pennsylvania Grassland Evaluation Contest took place on October 14, 2014 at Penn State Ag Progress Days Site at Rock Springs, PA. The contest is an experiential education opportunity for PA high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs, or members of high school affiliated clubs.
Penn State is one of 12 land-grant universities that will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Northeast Climate Hub to give the region's farmers, foresters and land managers better access to information and tools for adapting to climate and weather variability. As part of the agreement, the College of Agricultural Sciences will partner with Cornell University to develop, implement and evaluate decision-support materials for producers that describe how best to cope with -- and even take advantage of -- increasing weather-related risks.