While traveling last fall through a rural area, every several miles along the highway, there were temporary signs that said, "Harvest in Progress, Watch for Slow Moving Vehicles." What a good reminder for our non-farming neighbors that there are farms in the area and what to expect.
Pollinator insects are declining, but there's hope! Learn how you can be part of the solution. Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Dauphin County, Shawna Raymond, will show you the simple steps you can take to easily certify your yard as a Pollinator Friendly Garden. This presentation will show examples of plants you can add to your garden to attract pollinators.
If you are anxious, after this long, hard winter, to get outside and start digging in your vegetable garden, then this is the gardening workshop for you. Bring your vegetable gardening questions and join local garden guru George Weigel for Ready, Set, Grow! on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in Carlisle, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Preservation board approves $30 million investment in saving farmland. Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 2,359 additional acres on 26 farms in 13 counties through the state’s nationally renowned farmland preservation program.
Penn State Extension - Dauphin County will be having two Pesticide Meetings for Private Pesticide Applicators on March 19 & 20, 2014. Both meetings will provide continuing education credits for licensed pesticide applicators. Both programs will offer 2 + 2 pesticide recertification credits.
Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. The program gives basic facts about how to manage diet and activity to control blood glucose levels. It offers support for persons making lifestyle changes.
Sherisa Nailor is not one to sugar coat the risks and rewards associated with the around-the-clock demands of farming in the 21st century. A teacher at Big Spring High School, she is straight forward with students enrolled in agriculture education classes and the local FFA chapter.
HARRISBURG, Penn. — Pennsylvania producers who want to protect their investments from rising input costs, unstable markets and adverse weather conditions can sign up for crop insurance coverage on insurable spring-planted crops before March 15.
Are you eagerly waiting for spring to arrive? Are you busy ordering flower and vegetable seeds from colorful catalogs?
HARRISBURG, Penn. — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for projects that increase the visibility and competitiveness of the state's nursery, horticultural and nut products industries through deadline of Feb. 28.
HARRISBURG, Penn. — Governor Tom Corbett's 2014-15 budget proposal makes important investments to the Department of Agriculture and the economy-driving agriculture industry.
Penn State Extension is offering its interactive, informative, and low-cost series of 6 classes on diabetes, beginning in late April.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Frigid winter temperatures might prompt homeowners, farmers and others to help heat houses, occupied outbuildings or other structures with kerosene or propane space heaters, but without proper precautions, that could be a fatal mistake, according to safety experts in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Yes, farmers love taking selfies with their animals, but the real benefit is engagement between food producers and consumers
A disconnect exists between society and agriculture, which experts say is rooted in a lack of appreciation for what it takes to bring food from the farm to the fork. One result of that disconnect has been fewer young people entering farming at a time when the average age of a principal operator in Cumberland County is 54, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Harrisburg.
For the first time in history, the Pennsylvania Farm Show is serving up pork in a new form. Leave it up to the Bacon Boys, Sam Malis and Ryan Herr, both 19 and of Camp Hill, to explain the phenomenon."They love the bacon," Malis said. "People of all ages love it."
Fans gathered by the thousands around the 20-acre field to watch the best farmers in Pennsylvania dig up the dirt on the competition.
A video interview of youth perspectives on PROSPER programs.
When winter manure application must be done, livestock producers need to be aware of and follow the winter manure spreading criteria identified in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Manure Management Manual.
University Park, Pa. — Pennsylvania 4-H will increase its annual fee for the program to $20 from $10, beginning Oct. 1, 2013. The increase — the first in 10 years — will offset rising costs of 4-H curricula development, project offerings and project books, leader guides, officer books and other program support