The grocery stores of today are a far cry from the stores your mother or grandmother may have shopped in during the 1950’s, 1960’s and even 1970’s.
Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting will help take care of you! Although these three terms are often used interchangeably, there are differences between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting processes. What does this mean for a green cleaning program at your child care facility?
Various planning tools can be used by communities and organizations to plan for their future. Three such tools are community visioning, municipal comprehensive plans, and organizational strategic plans.
Funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Ground Water Association was used to develop and implement programs of Penn State Extension’s Master Well Owner Network (MWON) over the past year.
Customers are demanding local food, and they want it all winter long. Some growers are finding effective ways to meet this demand. Jeff Frank from Liberty Gardens, Coopersburg PA explained his winter production system to a group of eighty growers at Penn State Extension’s Organic Vegetable Intensive.
At this special time of year, when many give presents, let's take the tradition to a new level. What gifts do your communities' members offer, and just as importantly, what gifts do you offer your community?
The 2014 garden catalogs are beginning to arrive. Here are a few recommendations that will give you the best outcome...
Does your organization make New Year resolutions? You may conduct year-end reviews of finances and personnel, discuss board and committee appointments and agree on programming for the coming year. But the organizational report card isn’t complete if you haven’t evaluated your progress in meeting your mission.
As the holiday season draws to a close, you may be searching for options for how to get rid of your real Christmas tree. Luckily, there are some eco-friendly options that can reduce landfill waste, and even contribute to habitat improvement!
Much discussion about shale gas and the job market has been in the news, but finding current and helpful information on long-term careers and financial and growth opportunities in the field may not be as easy to find.
Do you struggle during the holidays trying to figure out how to manage all the different family favorite recipes and requests while trying to control your weight? Learn how to take control over the holidays.
Newly released from The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
The Ups and Downs of Outdoor Play, Take a New Look at Dramatic Play.
Choosing gifts is a thoughtful process - how fun would it be to select food and nutrition related gifts that will actually promote a healthy lifestyle?
As the year draws to a close, it is natural to reflect upon the past, near past or long past, and that would pertain to our horticultural field as well. Did you know when the first greenhouses were erected in the USA, and what they were used for?
Preliminary research from Purdue found that on average, farms could spend an additional $7.50 for polled genetics and break even with the average costs of dehorning.
Look for those “grey areas” that may be costing you money and workers. Taking steps to eliminate the grey – creating SOPs that are used and having good conversations daily – can be two steps forward towards a better environment for you and your workforce.
Approximately half of U.S. and one-third of Pennsylvania ag businesses use technology to assist in business management. If you have not yet made the switch to computerized financial records, Penn State Extension provides a comparison of features in the major software packages.
What makes good housing for cows with a robotic milking system? The simple answer is, the rules haven’t changed! Every dairy shelter, no matter the style, needs to provide good ventilation, ready access to high-quality water and feed, a clean, dry, comfortable resting area, and confident footing. It doesn't matter how she is milked, the measures of what makes good housing and husbandry don't change.
Commercial strip corridors are a common sight in American towns and cities. They typically connect downtowns with outer neighborhoods, but are also prevalent in suburban locations—often as the only connection between neighborhoods and destinations such as office parks and shopping malls.