March 1st to March 5th the State Council was at State 4-H Capital Days. Here, we led workshops, facilitated dinner programs, presided over mock meetings, and talked to State Legislators about the importance of supporting 4-H.
The Susquehanna County 4-H program, through the generosity of the Montrose Rotary Club, was recently awarded a grant to begin a 4-H Community Garden in Montrose! The 4-H Community Garden will be planted at the Penn State Extension Office on 88 Chenango Street in Montrose.
Here are a few tips, hints and answers to questions we often get here in the office.
The Susquehanna County 4-H program, through the generosity of the Montrose Rotary Club, was recently awarded a grant to begin a 4-H Community Garden in Montrose! The 4-H Community Garden will be planted at the Penn State Extension Office at 88 Chenango Street in Montrose.
The key to pruning your clematis is knowing what type you have.
So far in 2013, we have 4 new 4-H clubs starting up in Wayne County!
On Saturday, April 6th, nine Susquehanna County 4-Hers took part in the PA Pork Producers Youth Expo at the Lebanon Ag Expo Center, Lebanon. Participants challenged their swine knowledge through a Swine Skill-a-thon contest and the Pork Bowl contest.
The story of a superstar plant suffering from its incredible success
Save the Date: Wednesday, July 10th at the Harford Fairgrounds. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the day will conclude by 4:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per member, pre-registration is requested by calling 278-1158 by Friday, July 5th. One Day Camp is a fun, Susquehanna County 4-H tradition, so don’t miss out!
Attention 4-H’ers and leaders: Any new clubs who would like to enter the Beautification contest for the 2013 Harford Fair, please contact the Extension office. CRITERIA: 10 points – Identification – a list and/or picture of club members, description or project including plant source, time, cost and other resources used, 10 – originality, 10 – use of space, 15 – design and color, 15 – neatness, 20- plant condition, 20 – overall appearance. Judging criteria will be sent to those clubs who call. The 2013 Theme is: “Harvest Your Dreams”. Deadline to register is August 1st.
Summer will be here before you know it. 4-H camp offers chances to make friends, enjoy camp traditions, and learn about the outdoors. Join 4-H members from the surrounding counties at 4-H Camp Brulé!
The USDA’s long awaited release of a new version of the Plant Hardiness Zone Map was issued in January of 2012. This map is an extremely useful tool for gardeners and plant growers and breeders throughout the country.
Prepare for the roses of summer!
ATTENTION: 4-H members and their horses! Come join us for the annual 3-day 4-H Horse Camp held at the Harford Fairgrounds June 21-23. Horseless kids are welcome to join too!
The 2nd annual Beginner’s Luck Show Series will be held Saturday, June 15 and Saturday, August 3 at Unity Stables, Montrose. The shows begin at 9 a.m. These horse shows are for novice riders.
The Paul Baldwin Memorial Award is given annually to two outstanding 4-H livestock members who exemplified citizenship, leadership, and enthusiasm throughout their 4-H career. Candidates for this award should go above and beyond his or her 4-H requirements to help younger members and leaders with 4-H activities; including club meetings, livestock clinic, livestock roundup, livestock sale, and other activities during the Harford Fair.
Please join us for our annual meeting at the Commonwealth Medical College...
On April 19, 2013, we had an officers training at the extension office. HG Parkinson FFA was our guest speakers that demonstrated how to do Parli Pro. The members of county council taught the officers their job duties and how to make a motion. Everyone enjoyed pizza and ice cream sundaes. Thank you to everyone that helped make the event a success.
In late April, twenty-five commercial wine grape producers and winemakers from Southwestern Pennsylvania gathered for a Penn State Extension field day at Greendance Winery in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County. Viticulture Educators Mark Chien and Andy Muza discussed variety selection, pruning, canopy management, and pest control in the vineyard. During the tour of the wine production facilities, Penn State Enologist Denise Gardner pointed out the challenge of planning for adequate growth of operational facilities as wine production increases. Extension Educator Bob Pollock and horticulture consultant (and retired Extension Educator) Eric Oesterling provided an air blast sprayer demonstration
When visiting the Penn State Extension Equine Web Site sign up to receive the newsletter and join in on the conversation on facebook.