A short synopsis of the three studies on economic impacts of Utica Shale Development in Ohio.
Many teens own cell phones. While they are convenient for parents to monitor and communicate with their youth, they require setting ground rules and clear expectations to avoid problematic situations.
Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark, received the 2015 Outreach and Education Award from the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) Award Program Chair, Dick Osgood, at their annual conference in Saratoga Springs, NY, on Thursday, November 19.
The Penn State Extension Water Resources team recently reported their annual program impacts related to drinking water education.
The first data-driven estimate of the Earth's total supply of groundwater shows that less than six per cent of groundwater in the upper two kilometers of the Earth's landmass is renewable within a human lifetime.
An increasing amount of drugs taken by humans and animals make it into streams and waterways, and pharmaceutical pollution has had catastrophic ecosystem consequences despite low levels of concentration in the environment. The effect of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern on the environment has been the focus of recent research.
Do you have problems getting everyone all together to enjoy a family meal? Make a plan to "Dine In" on December 3rd!
USDA ensures that our turkeys are safe but home cooks need to do their part too.
A team of Penn State Extension Educators and Specialists recently received funding from the US Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block program to study hops. Our goal is to establish recommendations cultivar selection and integrated pest management strategies.
Trying to figure out what to say to children about recent traumatic events? “These can be complicated, tough conversations to have, but they’re essential,” says psychologist Richard Weissbourd, a senior lecturer at HGSE and HKS and co-director of the Making Caring Common project. Read the article "When Bad Things Happen" by Mary Tamer for tips on talking to kids about the unthinkable and inevitable events in life. Credit: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Usable Knowledge. Visit their website at gse.harvard.edu/uk
Employers must often keep up with a variety of required government posters at their orchards, farms, or other places of business which can be daunting at times.
Many of the most successful farmers I know are experts at finding and keeping great employees. As a new farmer, managing employees can be a huge challenge. For the first employee you hire it may seem like more time than it’s worth to figure out how to file all the right paperwork, let alone how to delegate effectively.
This is a PASA Eastern Region Two Day Event - Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Do you want to understand produce safety issues and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and third party audits? Then this two-day workshop is for you!
Getting to the bottom of a plant problem can be a challenge. This is definitely the case with ornamental plants because there are so many different species. What do you need to be a good diagnostician?
A Special Thank You - AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians would like to thank the Mid-Atlantic AgrAbility Project for their generous donation of educational material, hands-on display items, and assistive technology demonstrations.
The Pennsylvania SIC was selected for this award primarily for their work at adapting their Professional Timber Harvester Training program into an entry-level program for aspiring logging or forest industry workers and incorporating it into the curriculum of high school programs in Pennsylvania.
Change is constant on the 110 acres of Becket Run Woodlands that roll across a section of Allegheny County, but there’s one new addition that’s likely to be standing for a long, long time. A new sign tells passersby a tale of success: first, “Pennsylvania Tree Farm of the Year 2014.” Then, "Northeast Region Tree Farmer of the Year 2015.” And now? “National Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year 2015.”
Federal income tax laws can influence a private woodland owner’s financial decisions about land management. Yet, special favorable tax provisions on timber that are intended to encourage private forest management and stewardship are commonly unknown. To help woodland owners in filing their 2015 tax returns, this publication explains the federal income tax laws on timber. The information is not legal or accounting advice. It is current as of September 30, 2015.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn released results of an independent review team’s annual study of state forestlands, noting its findings continue to affirm Bureau of Forestry efforts to conserve these resources through sound management.
The spotted lanternfly has now been found in one additional municipality in Berks County, an additional township in Montgomery County, and has appeared in parts of Bucks and Chester counties.