How do you engage community members? Let me count the ways.
Did you know sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise? Find out why sleep is so important and ways to improve sleep habits.
With National Nutrition Month ending, we don’t want to forget the challenge of this year’s theme “Putting your best fork forward.” One great way to do just that is to cook at home. Our busy lifestyles may present challenges, but a well-stocked pantry makes putting a quick, simple, and delicious meal together easy to do!
Despite the commodities downturn that dogged Appalachian producers for most of 2016, natural gas production in Pennsylvania set another record last year (more...)
Grazing strategies to choose from... pick one that best matches your management system for your operation.
Poultry and animal disease experts in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are urging commercial poultry producers and small-flock owners in Pennsylvania to ramp up their vigilance and biosecurity in the wake of recent outbreaks of avian influenza in several states.
Asian carp is a catchall name for four species of carp, silver, bighead, grass, and black carp from Southeast Asia that escaped into the Mississippi river and are now threatening the Great Lakes.
Asian carp, currently confined to the Mississippi River system, are threatening to invade Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Researchers reaffirm that providing safe drinking water to Chicago residents must remain the number one priority; however, the Asian carp must be blocked to prevent them from getting into the Great Lakes.
Come celebrate Earth Day with us and our partners by taking part in ClearWater Conservancy’s 21st Annual Watershed Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 22nd from 8 a.m. to noon.
Rep. David Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) Wednesday introduced House Bill 776 that would no longer require thousands of church-owned facilities-- churches, schools, camps and businesses-- with their own water supplies from being required to meet state Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.
Penn State Extension, with funding from the state Department of Agriculture, has created a “fun,” hands-on, interactive curriculum to address the threat of invasive species, to be offered through its Pennsylvania 4-H youth program.
With spring on the doorstep, now is an excellent time to prune some of your shrubs and trees. Pruning manages the size and shape of a tree or shrub, and is used to remove dead, damaged and diseased branches, suckers and crossing branches that rub together.
Overall, natural gas plants are still better than coal for the environment
The state of Pennsylvania is not known to be located in a region subject to significant seismic activity, although it does contain two active seismic zones (more)....
Maps help us see our community's future.
Michael and Diane Katzaman, of Wernersville, have pledged an estate gift of approximately $1.7 million to be evenly divided between the Agriculture Fund, which supports Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and a micro-scholarship fund administered through the University's Office of Undergraduate Education.
EPA has published meeting materials in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0385 including a glyphosate issue paper with the Agency’s proposed classification that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans at doses relevant for human health risk assessment.
Spring is just around the corner which on livestock farms, means agitating, hauling and spreading manure. This is an excellent article about a farmer in Iowa that subscribes to these procedures and talks about how he implements them on his farm. Lessons learned from other farmers, perhaps will go further than from the mouths of safety experts.
The Southeast PA Women's Ag Network will hold a workshop on March 28 from 9am-3pm in Chester Springs, PA. Come learn from and network with your fellow women in agriculture!
The benefits of corn silage kernel processing have been replicated many times in research and at the farm level. The main advantage is breaking the corn kernels into pieces, which should result in improved starch utilization and milk production. However, are producers observing the benefits of kernel processing? Is this management practice a sure thing? Unfortunately, the information collected from Extension’s “Crops to Cow” project does not entirely support this statement.