The PA Farm Show contains a variety of equine events, from rodeos to draft type events.
The Northeast Pasture Consortium is an alliance of graziers, extension and research dedicated to improving pasture management in the northeastern United States.
The Appalachian Grazing Conference is an opportunity for livestock producers to attend to learn more about management strategies to increase profits.
This conference will provide you with practical information to help you enhance species diversity in your pasture and improve ecosystem function to benefit herd health and productivity on your farm.
As I read and listen to local, state and national news, I’m reminded of how often change occurs in our communities.
Fruit growers are constantly manipulating tree canopies to maximize fruit production. This is done in two ways: by pruning to remove limbs or shoots or by bending limbs or shoots in specific orientations.
As we continue to change our landscapes, converting fields and forests to buildings, parking lots and lawns, we fragment forests and other productive landscapes and impact our streams, lakes and rivers with polluted stormwater runoff. Learn how Green Infrastructure is helping to conserve viable natural resources and capture, infiltrate and evapotranspire rain where it falls.
Tips on people and time management from John Good, Quiet Creek Farm. Delegation, hiring, setting expectations, prioritizing, and efficiencies are critical as you grow your operation.
When a bored teenager takes the time to notice a plant, calling it “cool” and “different”, you can bet that plant is a succulent. Most succulents are not hardy to our zone 5 climate, but their amazing shapes, textures and colors make them worthy garden plants, especially well-suited to use in containers.
Beef, sheep, meat-goat and swine producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of four home-study courses offered by Penn State Extension this winter.
For small scale vegetable growers just getting started, these two hot bed systems are a step up from growing under lights or in your kitchen window without all the costs of heating an entire greenhouse. Hot beds provide enough bottom heat to transplants enhancing germination, stimulating root growth and keeping transplants above freezing on cold nights.
The Penn State Tree Fruit Pathology Program has established a Twitter account to be another tool for folks to receive updates, information, and interesting pictures. Please start following!
People want to know how pesticide use could affect them. Residents who live near your fields, people who buy your produce, employees of your farm, members of your family and even you may be interested in information about the potential health effects of the pesticides you use. If you give people off-the-cuff answers that are meant to be reassuring, but not based on science, you may prompt them to be less careful than they should be. Conversely, some responses may prompt people to act out of fear instead of truly understanding risks.
Join fruit and vegetable growers from across Southeastern Pennsylvania March 4th for an important opportunity to network with growers in your region. Penn State Extension will host this event at the Montgomery County Extension office in Collegeville, PA. Receive updates on varieties, recent pest and disease problems, innovative cultural methods, new invasive pests, pollinators and more.
Fertilizers are known to promote the growth of toxic cyanobacterial blooms in freshwater and oceans worldwide, but a new multi-institution study shows the aquatic microbes themselves can drive nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in a combined one-two punch in lakes.
Stormwater runoff is water from rain or melting snow that doesn’t soak into the ground. It flows from rooftops, paved areas, bare soil, and across sloped lawns. Runoff transports many potential potential pollutants.
The annual Lancaster Cattle Feeders Day will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center.
Four FFA teams and four 4-H teams from across the commonwealth displayed a wealth of knowledge during the Pennsylvania State University Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl, held at the 2015 PA Farm Show on Wednesday, January 14.
Welcome to our newest PROSPER community, Uniontown in Fayette County. The Laurel Highlands School District and the Uniontown School District will be implementing PROSPER programming, starting with Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) in February.
On January 13th, Penn State Extension hosted their first Hard Cider Production workshop at the Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC) in Biglerville, PA. The day was filled with various speakers from New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia with perspectives from various Mid-Atlantic state hard cider industries. Topics were focused on the economics of hard cider production in the Mid-Atlantic, experiences with growing apples for hard cider production, how to produce hard cider, and orchard considerations for new hard cider apple variety growers.