Making sense of diet recommendations in the news media can be frustrating and confusing. Getting to the science base behind the message is important.
As the holiday season approaches, millions of Americans will be prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning up holiday feasts. With all the hustle and bustle that surround these events, sometimes food safety can take a back seat.
The 3rd annual Growing Pennsylvania's Organic Farms conference will be held in Harrisburg on December 13 and 14, providing in-depth education and updates about organic agricultural practices.
As you are getting ready to go hunting, there are three things about caring for and preserving game meat that should be stressed.
Cage free, non-GMO, natural, fresh, antibiotic free, range free, organic - oh my! What does it all mean when it comes to purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey?
There is a chill in the air and that can mean just one thing- it's soup season! From family favorites like Minestrone to new classics such as butternut squash there is a soup you and your family can enjoy this time of year.
Dairy foods are a great source of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When it comes to fat in these foods, there are a variety of levels to choose. The question is what is the best option for me?
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!
The Department of Agriculture recently confirmed boxwood blight in a residential setting. The infected material has been removed and destroyed.
Initiative Leverages Expertise of Agriculture Department and Pennsylvania State Police. Harrisburg, PA - A partnership between Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture food sanitarians is ensuring the safety of foods while on the road, especially during the summer months.
David L. Swartz, District Director for Penn State Extension in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties, has received the 2016 Staff Laurate Leadership Award from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, 2016, as "National Farmers Market Week." This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers markets play in local economies.
Green June beetles are on the move now, emerging from the soil from late June through July.
Penn State Extension will offer a Summer Turf & Ornamentals School, at Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On Friday state officials hosted an educational update on boxwood blight.
Several recent workshops held in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Bucks Counties provided a two-hour educational program on the basics of groundwater, private water wells and springs, water testing, home water treatment, and septic system maintenance plus free water quality screening.
The Mediterranean lifestyle and way of eating can be beneficial for the general population, as well as for those with type 2 diabetes. Recently, several large studies added support for the long-term health benefits of a Mediterranean plan of eating.
Penn State Extension will offer a soils workshop at the Penn State Extension Cumberland County office, 310 Allen Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013, on May 12, 2016 from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. The workshop will provide an introduction to soil physical properties, survey maps, soil test interpretation and amendments.
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 8, 2016 The Summer Turf & Ornamentals School is an all day educational program that provides pest management and horticultural information to landscapers, turf specialists, and grounds managers. Bad Weather Note: School will be held rain or shine, dress according to the weather report!
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free presentation on “Using Low Tunnels for Season Extension” on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.