Susquehanna County News
May 8, 2013The Susquehanna County 4-H program, through the generosity of the Montrose Rotary Club, was recently awarded a grant to begin a 4-H Community Garden in Montrose! The 4-H Community Garden will be planted at the Penn State Extension Office on 88 Chenango Street in Montrose.
May 7, 2013John and Rachel Stahl, Montrose presented Abby Onyon, Susquehanna County 4-H Extension Educator with a check in the amount of $875 on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in honor of their late son, Matthew Waldron Stahl. The check is a result of a perpetual memorial fund established in Matthew’s name with the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.
Penn State Extension to Participate in “Taste of Country” Event
April 17, 2013Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County will participate in the Pickering’s Farm, Home and Garden’s first annual “Taste of Country” field day to be held Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event will be held in the lawn area of Pickering’s located at 1554 Snake Hill Road, Thompson, Pa.
Penn State Extension News
Study suggests dairy herd water quality linked to milk production
May 22, 2013A recently completed study of water supplies on Pennsylvania dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue. And average milk production for these farms was about 10 percent lower than farms with good water quality.
Webinar to examine effect of shale-gas development on rural roads
May 10, 2013The impact that natural-gas development in deep shale formations has on rural Pennsylvania roads will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Online beekeeping course receives international recognition
May 9, 2013A Web-based Penn State Extension course designed to help beginning and experienced beekeepers gain the knowledge they need to be successful has been recognized for online excellence. Beekeeping 101 was named an official honoree in the 2013 Webby Awards. The course was one of 11 honorees in the Education category.