Come Join us! The 2013 Natural Gas Utilization Conference looks at global and regional impacts and trends of natural gas use as our nation continues with natural gas development. What does it mean for you?
In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present.
This issue of the “Ideas for Intergenerational Living” newsletter provides several recent examples of how our Penn State group engages in new modes of teaching, research, and practice in the intergenerational studies field.
On July 26-28, 2013, 12 families in Lawrence County, PA took part in a unique weekend program about family communication and healthy eating. The weekend retreat, held at the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Pulaski, PA, was based on the FRIDGE program model. [Just in case you are curious, FRIDGE stands for Food Related Intergenerational Discussion Group Experiences.]
As the season winds down and the crop reaches maturity, the need to manage for downy (and powdery) mildews decreases and so should the use of target specific fungicides.
Many families find it difficult to begin the process of discussing and making decisions about who will succeed to the farm business and how other heirs who are not involved in the business will be treated. The “Handbook on Estate and Succession Planning for Farm and Forest Landowners” (by John Becker, Matt Kaplan, Keith Dickinson and Michael Jacobson) is a new online resource developed by Penn State Extension to assist families that own and operate farms and forest land in developing succession plans.
As fall approaches and the temperatures drop and dew periods lengthen, late blight will continue to be a problem on tomatoes and potatoes.
This joint Generations United/Penn State University publication provides information on ways in which technology is being used in a range of community settings and family contexts to promote understanding, build relationships, and facilitate cooperation between the generations.
The crop that seems to be most severely affected at the moment is blackberries, though there are reports of SWD in nearly every berry crop that is currently fruiting.
There are several different copper fungicides approved for use in organically-produced crops. Copper fungicides are important tools for managing diseases that cannot be effectively managed with cultural practices alone.
This video montage was developed to help kick off Generations United’s biannual conference which took place July 29-Aug. 2, 2013 in Washington D.C. The video clips were chosen to illustrate the global dimensions of the intergenerational studies field and convey the “intergenerational pathway” themes highlighted throughout the conference.
Can you believe it? Fall is almost upon us and as we enter into the fall season, sheep producers should begin to prepare for the breeding season. This includes some general steps for both rams and ewes. A few weeks spent preparing for the breeding season can result in more lambs next spring.
Child Assessment: An Introduction; Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP): An Introduction; Curriculum Development: An Introduction.
With the growing season at its peak, it's hard to believe that the "down" season is just a couple months away. Use that slow season wisely to continue your farming education with a selection of 12 online courses. Registration is open now and some courses fill quickly, so be sure to check them out soon!
The Adams County 4-H 5K Fitness Club is off to a running start! Over 15 Adams County young people and 10 parents meet weekly to get moving. Under the direction of Tanya Lamo, these young athletes are setting goals, meeting them and getting fit! Each week on Saturdays, the 4-H members and their parents meet at the Gettysburg High School track, talk about goal setting, running equipment, pace, proper exercise habits, and then begin moving.
According to new data released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), senior volunteering is at a 10-year high -- one in three volunteers is an older adult over 55. These men and women tap a lifetime of experience to help those in greatest need. More than 20 million senior volunteers gave nearly 3 billion hours of service, at a value of $67 billion.
The U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration, in cooperation with the Social Security Administration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, recently launched an online retirement toolkit to help workers identify key issues related to retirement planning.
Flashlight Press, an independent publisher of award-winning picture books, has recently published several books on the grandparent-grandchild relationship. These books tackle issues of aging, memory, and the intergenerational bond.
Game reviews by Laurie Schacht (The Toy Insider) and published on grandparents.com.
Our society is learning that the young brain is developing at a rapid pace. Much of the brain’s function is already developed by the age of 3. From birth, social and emotional experiences shape how an individual handles life.