Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference awards three mini-grants to put knowledge and best practices learned at the conference into action in local communities.
With an incubation period of one to four days, how do you know if you have the flu or just the common cold?
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the third looking at impacts on Pennsylvania schools and education.
Blood glucose goals around physical activity are to avoid hypoglycemia both during and after activity, and return to target blood glucose levels following activity, as well as to avoid hyperglycemia. Your personal target blood glucose levels should be discussed with your doctor.
Workshops are planned to educate farm owners on taking a whole-farm approach to control can cut down on deworming, save money on products that are no longer effective on your farm, help you learn which horses have natural resistance and which ones are “shedders”, and help reduce parasite resistance.
iLook Out for Child Abuse is an online learning module that uses interactive videos to help prepare Early Childhood Professionals to be responsible mandated reporters for suspected child abuse.
The PA Horse World Expo will bring the nation’s leading equestrian clinicians and entertainers to Harrisburg for four days of education, entertainment and shopping.
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.