PA Department of Environmental Resources offers on line the ability to obtain a“Manure Management Plan” manual.
On March 6, 2012, Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) introduced the Equine Tax Parity Act (H.R. 998), which would make horses eligible for capital gains treatment after 12 months, rather than 24, similar to other business assets.
Pasture renovation is an effective way to improve stand density or introduce new species into existing pastures. Following a few simple management techniques goes a long way to promote the establishment of new seedings.
Every Spring horse owners go through a ritual to prepare pastures, horses and equipment for the prospect of riding and enjoying horses during warmer weather.
Equine herpesvirus-1, also known as EHV-1, has been making headlines for the past few years.
The horse community is always just one step from a calamity and that calamity is a disease outbreak of such proportion as to widely imperil the health of our horses and threaten the economic viability of our industry.
The James River Association and the Center for Watershed Protection conducted a study that provides local governments in the James River watershed with cost-effective solutions for meeting their stormwater pollution obligations under the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup. Read more in this report, released March, 2013.
The Brookings Institution Energy Security Initiative issued a concise overview of what natural gas liquids are, their importance, and future considerations.
Trends and fads in teaching strategies, toys, and furniture come and go.
The tours and presentations have been finalized for Penn State's first statewide Private Forest Landowners Conference, and the program promises to be unparalleled for providing forest stewardship information to Pennsylvania citizens.
Matthew Royer, an environmental attorney, with experience working for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, has been named as the new director of the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center, in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
New Activity Pages and Supervision Vodcast. Better Kid Care has developed an extensive collection of research-to-practice articles, resources pages, and publications for practitioners and families that you can use to build your program, expand staff development, implement curriculum, understand children's development, and support families.
Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar showing community leaders how to better engage local citizens in issues surrounding land-use planning. To be presented at noon and 7 p.m. on April 17, "Developing More Effective Citizen Engagement: A How-To Guide for Community Leaders," will give participants thoughtful suggestions for dealing with and involving citizens in land-use decision making.
New Competency Standards books. Better Kid Care can help you obtain your CDA with On Demand Lessons and Lessons by Mail.
Managing Insects with IPM. Penn State's Better Kid Care and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs are teaming up to bring you "Go Green for Kids," a monthly tip to help you provide a healthier and safer environment for the children in your care.
Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors & Let's G.O.! 2013. Each month, Support for Military-Connected Families features research-based information to support and increase the quality of caring for children from military-connected families.
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We’re almost there! April is here and I am sure most of us are excited that summer is right around the corner! Don’t get ahead of yourself just yet! Prepare your body and mind for the impending warmer months with a few tips to jump-start your metabolism and will have you feeling energized and ready to tackle the next few months!
by Karen Bracey Spring is here and everything will soon be new! New grass growing, new flowers blooming, new seeds sprouting and that first day in the warm sun can’t help but bring a smile to your face. And then there are the smells – fresh dirt, fresh laundry, and well, fresh just about everything! As our external world basks in all of this newness, many of us also look to make a new start within ourselves. Those New Year’s resolutions seem cold and dark compared to the hopeful, sunny expectations of a spring resolution. So let’s get started - what do you want to do?
Robin Kuleck and Laurie Weinreb-Welch have rejoined Penn State Extension as Family & Consumer Sciences educators effective April 1.