Philadelphia County News
February 27, 2014Penn State Extension Philadelphia would like to congratulate two of our key partners, the Council for Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia, Inc. (Concilio) and the Overbrook Environmental Education Center (OEEC) on their receipt of US EPA Environmental Justice Small Grant Awards
February 12, 2014This is the second in a series of four video briefs that feature Penn State’s involvement in green infrastructure and sustainability. (VIDEO)
December 23, 2013Heritage Farm is one of approximately 20 urban farms being impacted by Extension education in Philadelphia. As these new farming communities illustrate, an urban presence for Extension is a gateway to a wider Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences addressing the growing needs of a relatively unique environment.
Penn State Extension News
Online tutorial illustrates shale-gas drilling equipment and practices
February 28, 2014You've seen the strange-looking trucks on the road these past few years. Maybe you've watched truck after truck head to a new shale-gas drill site in your area. But just what do they do with all that equipment? A new online presentation from Penn State Extension answers that question.
Firth Family Trustee Scholarship will assist Ag Sciences students
February 20, 2014A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his wife will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Les and Elaine Firth, of Mercer, established the Firth Family Trustee Scholarship, with first preference going to students from the northwestern Pennsylvania counties of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Warren.
Penn State Extension conference to address mastitis and milk quality
February 19, 2014Bovine mastitis -- udder infection in cattle -- directly and indirectly costs U.S. dairy producers an estimated $2 billion each year. To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference on March 25 and 26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.
Upcoming Regional Events
PMPEI Course in Community Planning
When: March 5-20, 2014Where: Colmar, PA
2nd Saturdays at Smedley - Seed Starting
When: March 8, 2014Where: Springfield, PA
Better Kid Care: Observation Series Level 2, Unit 1 - Observing Young Children's Behavior
When: March 10, 2014Where: Norristown, PA
Better Kid Care:Using Your Assessments to Plan Your Curriculum
When: March 11, 2014Where: King Of Prussia, PA
Living on a Few Acres
When: March 12 - April 3, 2014Where: Springfield, PA