The 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.
John 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 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.
This workshop to be held Wedesday, May 29th in Gelatt is designed for the novice; it will give you the basic information needed to begin raising poultry for egg production or meat bird production.
On March 23rd, seven Susquehanna County 4-Hers took place in Penn State University’s Spring Dairy Judging Contest. Though it was very cold, Susquehanna County had a “hot” day, and brought home several top awards!
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Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County is happy to announce that Abby Onyon will be serving as the new 4-H Educator! Abby is from New Milford and has a long history with the Susquehanna County 4-H program. She was a 10 year 4-H member and is currently a seven year volunteer 4-H leader with the North Jackson Ag 4-H Club.
Residents of northeastern PA have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).
Note: This program is designed for Pennsylvania’s commercial grape growers. The Grape IPM workshop is held each spring to review the disease and pest season from the previous year and look ahead to growing defect-free fruit in 2013.
Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread, or salsa, is “good enough to sell?” Do you have additional fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product?
Sometimes parenting a teenager feels like trying to nail gelatin to a wall. The changing dynamics of parents and older children can present new and stressful challenges. Come to this class, which will answer your most burning questions and help bring peace back to your household.
The 24th annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day will be held on Friday, March 1st at Elk Lake High School, Dimock from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dairy Day will once again feature exhibits for local and agricultural businesses, educational workshops, health fair, delicious lunch, and the ever popular pie contest and auction! Lunch reservations are appreciated by calling the Penn State Extension Office by Friday, February 22nd.
Do you have a farm product that you would like to promote? Be part of the Farm Products Guide! The guide features listings of products produced in Susquehanna County.
The Susquehanna County 4-H Program was many of the local organizations selected by the Friends of Susquehanna County, Inc. to receive financial support for 2012.
Susquehanna County 4-H celebrated the Pennsylvania 4-H’s 100th Anniversary at its annual 4-H Achievement Night and Leaders Recognition Event on Saturday, November 3rd at Mountain View High School.
Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County is seeking an Extension Educator who will function as a team member of the Penn State Extension 4-H team in District 4, working directly with local peers and statewide faculty and staff.
John and Bonny Onyon, New Milford were presented with the 2012 Susquehanna County “Friend of Extension” Award at a joint event held by Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County and Susquehanna County Conservation District at the Montrose Bible Conference Center on Wednesday, October 10th.
Beginning Wednesday November 14th, Penn State Extension will offer weekly parenting classes geared for parents with children from birth to age seven. Classes will be held every Wednesday from November 14, 2012, through June 26, 2013, from 10:00am until 12:00pm, at the Susquehanna County Office Building, 81 Public Avenue, Montrose. Each week, parents will learn the most current information about how babies and children grow and develop, how to guide children’s behavior, and how healthy eating promotes brain development. Parents can join at any time during the year. Once they have completed six sessions, they will receive a certificate. To register, call the Penn State Extension Office at 278-1158 or e-mail email@example.com. There is a $20 per person fee, but assistance is available based on financial need.
Susquehanna County 4-H member Kelly Oliver, 14, Springville and her mother 4-H Horse Leader Connie Oliver recently competed in the Pennsylvania State 4-H Competitive Trail Ride, also known as the “Keystone Ride” on September 16. Kelly and Connie both placed second in their respective divisions; Kelly in the Jr. Rider Division and Connie in the Adult Division.
This year, Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County is partnering with the Susquehanna County Conservation District to host a joint annual meeting. The Honorable George Greig, PA Secretary of Agriculture, will be the guest speaker. We will also have our 4-H pumpkin projects on display at the event!