Pennsylvania law requires boroughs and townships to hold organizational meetings in January – maybe community nonprofits should consider doing the same thing.
Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering an on-line Pond Home Study course again this year, beginning April 2, 2015, with a registration deadline of Friday, March 27, 2015.
Not all weeds get a “cool” common name, but yellow rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) is one of them.
If you are interested in learning more about the proper management of private water wells, springs and cisterns and you are willing to share what you learn with others, you might be interested in applying for the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension starting on February 9, 2015!
Earth 911 provides a listing of places in Pennsylvania and beyond where Christmas trees may be recycled. To be recycled, trees must be free of all bulbs, lights, tinsel etc. Some places will recycle trees curbside, while others require the tree to be taken to a specific collection location.
Average chloride concentrations often exceed toxic levels in many northern United States streams due to the use of salt to deice winter pavement, and the frequency of these occurrences nearly doubled in two decades.
Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a study demonstrates. A review of studies on how life forms interact with and influence their surroundings concluded that invasive species can alter landscapes in myriad ways and with varying degrees of severity.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the second looking at health and health care.
Civil society provides the services that neither government nor families and businesses provide. Volunteers are the lifeblood of many of these organizations.
The majority of streams in the Chesapeake Bay region are warming, and that increase appears to be driven largely by rising air temperatures. These findings are based on new U.S. Geological Survey research published in the journal Climatic Change.
Are you interested in installing a rain garden? Check out this series of short videos that will will walk you through installing a rain garden from start to finish!
From the poorest slums to the most affluent suburbs, recycling wastewater into drinking water is becoming a reality. As the water cycle tightens, concern is escalating over the effects of residual contaminants on human health and aquatic ecosystems.
Changing water temperatures, rainfall patterns and seasonal river flows linked to global warming may give invasive wetland plants a slight but significant competitive edge over less adaptable native species, according to a groundbreaking three-year field study conducted at 24 riparian wetland sites in the US Southeast.
The year is nearing an end with natural gas futures falling below $3 per million British Thermal units (Btu), which is the first time since 2012 that record production will offset the demand. (more....)
Are you considering a survey to gauge your constituents’ or clientele’s perspectives or priorities? If so, there are a number of ‘rules of the road’ and other issues you’ll need to work through. This brief overview provides you with a look at some of the considerations you will want to incorporate into your next survey effort.
The group of animals that have recently been weaned and grouped together are often called the Transition Calf Group. But too often this group of animals becomes The Forgotten Group. We focus labor and capital on keeping calves healthy and growing and on catching heifers in heat and getting them bred, but if we lose a month of time between these two points we will never get it back.
Description of revisions and new additions to genetic evaluations as of December 2, 2014.
For most major renovations or expansions, a lender will want a business plan to outline the plans and goals for the farm’s future success. For that plan to be approved, a comprehensive financial plan must be included that proves the farm’s past profitability and justifies the expansion for further profits down the road.
A reminder that all Pennsylvania dairy and livestock operations must register with the Department of Agriculture for premise identification.
A reminder about animal identification required by the USDA Animal Disease Traceability program.