If you are eagerly waiting, after a long winter, to get outside and start digging in your vegetable garden, then “Ready, Set, Grow!” is the gardening workshop for you. Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and Educators on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in Carlisle, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
It’s now mid- January and the holiday activities are over. Perhaps a few weeks ago you decided to make some New Year’s resolutions. Millions of Americans make resolutions each year. The most popular resolutions include starting an exercise program, eating better and reducing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or other drugs. According to research conducted by Psychology Central, 75% of people who make resolutions fail in their first attempts, and most of these people, 67%, make more than one resolution.
The annual Southeast Greenhouse Growers Day will help keep growers up to date with the latest practices and techniques to produce high quality herbaceous plants. Pesticide applicator credits are available to licensed applicators from DE, MD, NJ and PA. Join Penn State Extension, Penn State Research and the State Floriculture Advisory Board for what should be another great meeting.
The 2016 Penn State Extension Crops Conferences are located in four counties around the state - Lancaster, Bradford, Union, and Lehigh. Each conference offers a day-long program with at least two concurrent breakout sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to select topics that are relevant to them and their agricultural operations.
Christmas caroling, Christmas shopping, Christmas baking, Christmas cards…all familiar holiday activities, but Christmas botanizing? What’s up with that?
Despite sound evidence to the contrary, poinsettia phobia continues. No other consumer plant has been as widely tested as the poinsettia.
Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) has just finalized the Strategic Economic Development Plan, approved by the Board of Commissioners on December 7th, 2015, for Cumberland County. In the plan, the targeted industry for the focus area of Business Attraction will be agribusiness with a specific emphasis on food processing and manufacturing.
The Northeast Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Meeting & Tradeshow brings regional experts, growers, and vendors together for a day of educational presentations, pesticide updates, and new product information. Pesticide credits will be offered to applicators.
Regular soil sampling is essential to not only to balance soil nutrient levels but sets the stage for maximum economic yields. Soil testing can also serve as a barometer of soil health and productivity.
Greenhouse and high tunnel growers of vegetables, small fruit and ornamentals will come away from this program with more options for pest management. This program is organic and conventional grower friendly.
Thirty-eight landowners, representing 64 acres of ponds, from Cumberland and surrounding counties participated in a Pond and Lake Management Workshop held at the Penn State Extension Office in Carlisle.
Certainly having a volunteer who has served for 50 years is a fantastic achievement but to have three volunteers reach 50 years is exceptional. Sandy Long, Barb Rebert and Galen Smith were honored at the recent Cumberland County 4-H Achievement Night held at Highland Vue Farms, Newville. All three long time 4-H members went directly from being a member to being a leader.
Area youth, ages 8-12, are invited to join us for our annual 4-H Lock-In on October 23 from 6PM-11PM at the Cumberland County Extension Office in Carlisle. This event is open to ALL youth ages 8-12.
Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
Over the past year, Extension educators around the state connected with a variety of youth audiences to teach them about water quality and help them to be more aware of where their drinking water comes from.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications to help producers improve water and air quality, build healthier soil, improve grazing and forest lands, conserve energy, enhance organic operations, and achieve other environmental benefits.
Be careful not to hurt your pasture stand this fall. Read about tips for successful fall pasture management
National Farm Safety Week is coming up, but think safety every day.