Most dairy producers will welcome the end of 2016. The variability in weather, forage quality and quantity, and the low milk prices will not be missed. However, what will 2017 offer and what can be done to manage the ups and downs? The one constant is precision feeding as the lifeline for keeping margins in check throughout the year.
Hydraulic fracturing is necessary for development of the Marcellus shale natural gas as this process opens up fractures in the shale which allows the natural gas to flow to the well.
Many cultures have customs and traditions centered on food. To celebrate health and well-being for the new year, beans and greens are symbolic menu items full of good taste and nutrition .
Through nomination or donation, help first responders get the tools and training to perform successful grain bin rescues.
On November 18, 2016, Bureau of Land Management published its Final Rule on Waste Prevention, Production subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation applicable to onshore oil and gas leases. One of the main objectives of the new legislation is to update the current “outdated” regulations codified at 43 CFR Part 3160 to take into account new technologies that could boost the country’s energy efficiency. Furthermore, the rule sets out new royalty rates in order to ensure competitive leasing processes.
Join the Lehigh County Conservation District for a two-session workshop focusing on manure management, environmental stewardship and sustainable farming practices.
Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released updated recommendations for the use of technology with young children from birth to five years of age. The changes reflect the understanding that technology is everywhere, and that appropriate uses of certain types of technology can be useful in learning and relationship building in young children.
Many parents are harried running their children from activity to activity. But is the level of involvement right for the family? Learn what parents can do to examine their pace of life and determine if it's a good fit for them and their children.
Expand Learning with Mixed-Age Groups; Family Child Care: Maximizing Block Play in the Home Setting; PYD Mastery: Program Planning and Development; Básicos de Salud y Seguridad: Requisitos para Certificación
The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual or group for their support of and enthusiasm for natural resources extension education at the county, state or regional level in Pennsylvania.
If you are interested in learning more about the proper management of private water wells, springs and cisterns and you are willing to share what you learn with others, you might be interested in applying for the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension starting on February 13, 2017!
We all live in a watershed. Watersheds are areas of land where runoff from rain and snow drains into a lake, stream, river or wetland. Water constantly travels over the land’s surfaces that include farmland, lawns and city streets, on its course to a waterway.
EPA’s report concludes that hydraulic fracturing activities can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances and identifies factors that influence these impacts.
A collaboration of universities and government agencies has identified three key agricultural management plans for curtailing harmful algal blooms. They have also identified a looming funding gap for enacting those plans.
There is not a strong signal that the dry fall weather in the Southeast tips the scales toward a wetter or drier late winter-early spring in the Northeast.
Concerns about water quality impacts and induced seismicity linked to oil and gas development and associated production fluid (brine) disposal wells have been in the media in the past years. With oil and gas development, these production fluids are a byproduct that need to be carefully managed. What options and what trends are on the horizon for recycling or disposing of these fluids in an environmentally friendly manner?
Do you remember growing up having your grandparents being close enough for you to visit after school or even having them living with you? This was common before World War II, as about 25 percent of Americans lived in multi-generational households.
Citrus fruit can be found in the market throughout the year and come in several varieties. They are very nutritious and an especially good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. Add excitement to winter meals and snacks with a burst of citrus flavor.
The Penn State Green Industry Team will offer four Green Industry Winter Update webinars in winter 2017.
This issue of Penn State’s Ideas for Intergenerational Living newsletter highlights new programs, studies, and publications as well as upcoming conferences, rallies, and other events – all aimed at promoting intergenerational understanding and collective enterprise.