Does your loved one use tobacco? It can be a touchy and difficult subject to talk about. Sometimes, a well-timed word or event can get the ball rolling.
Tianna DuPont, a sustainable agriculture educator from Penn State Extension, with the assistance of other Penn State professionals, has developed a series of publications to promote good farming practices.
If you’ve ever attended a meeting that did not accomplish its business, then Two-Hour Tune-ups offered by Penn State Extension may be for you. Whether it’s a staff, congregational, committee, or community meeting, there are lots of tools that will make those meetings more effective.
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live in the olden days, when horses and wagons ruled the roads? What did young people do for fun in your grandparents’ time? How was life different from today?
4-H Educators Deborah Albrecht and Debra Brodhecker met recently with the Pike County Interagency Council to share information about the 4-H youth program for children age 5-19.
Check out this story of one Pike County 4-H member's experiences with 4-H.
You may have heard - 2012 began a new era for Penn State Extension.
4-H members will join millions of young people across the nation to become scientists for the day during the annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). This event seeks to spark an interest in science and future science careers.
Beginner and experienced beekeepers and those thinking about taking up backyard beekeeping can get the information they need to be successful from Beekeeping 101, a new online beekeeping course offered by Penn State Extension.
Members of the 4-H Palette of Fun Club recently visited Luna Parc, described as an environmental sculpture park created by artist and designer Ricky Boscarino (Back row-L).
Residents who use a private water system such as a well spring or cistern should get their water tested on a regular basis.
Members of Delaware Valley High School Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) were treated to a barbecue lunch at The Riverview Inn recently.
Members of the Delaware Valley High School Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) group attended a Pike County Commissioners’ Meeting. The commissioners declared May Protect Children from Secondhand Smoke Month.
Pike County Master Gardeners will be offering a free program with young gardeners in mind. Children are invited to learn about butterflies and their habitat.
The Caring for Your Woods I: Essential Principles two part course will be held at the Susquehanna County Office Building, 81 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801 on June 20 and 27, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. To complete the entire course attendance at both sessions is necessary. The registration fee is $20 per. Pre-registration is required by June 15th.
The Pike County 4-H youth development program is looking to the community to help expand its scope. 4-H relies on adults to guide 4-H members as they work on projects and participate in activities. The leader helps the members reach their potential. No special skills are required to be a 4-H adult leader. Leaders are supported by Penn State Extension with training, guidance and curriculum. All that is really required is a genuine interest in youth.
Penn State Extension Pike County announces the hiring of 2 new 4-H educators in Pike County. In filling this position Deborah Albrecht and Debra Brodhecker are reconnecting with the Pike County 4-H community. Brodhecker worked as the 4-H educator in Pike County in the late 1990’s and Albrecht served as a 4-H volunteer. They have worked together over the last few years providing tobacco prevention and cessation for Penn State Extension.
Many people with a private water well have never or seldom have their well water tested. Pre-drilling water testing provides homeowners with useful information on their water wells as well as helpful research data. This link will take you to the second part of a 2 part article.
Many people with a private water well have never or seldom have their well water tested. Pre-drilling water testing provides homeowners with useful information on their water wells as well as helpful research data. This link will take you to the first part of a 2 part article.
Portion sizes have gotten bigger over the past 20 years, and so have we! Larger portions add up. Just 100 extra calories per day can lead to a weight gain of 10 pounds per year. Maintaining a healthy weight is a balancing act … balance calories in with calories out.