Venango County News
Become a Tree Tender this Fall
August 21, 2015Become a Tree Tender and learn how to plant and care for the trees in your backyard and community. Two Tree Tenders workshops will be held this fall in the southwestern region of Pennsylvania, one in Ligonier on Saturday, September 29th and one in Slippery Rock on Saturday, October 3rd.
The Future of Ethane in Appalachian Shale Gas Operations
July 27, 2015Currently the markets for local ethane are in Sarnia, Ontario and on the Gulf Coast. Mariner East will be available for ethane export in late 2015.
Managing and Maintaining the Perfect Baseball Field
July 27, 2015To ensure that you maintain the best soil, greenest grass, and nicest looking outfield, follow these dos and don’ts.
Penn State Extension News
Extension offers home-study courses on beef, sheep, goat, swine production
August 28, 2015Pennsylvania producers looking for information about how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable through pasture and grazing management can take advantage of a home study course offered by Penn State Extension this fall.
Ag Progress Days sessions to cover workforce and economic development, avian flu
August 14, 2015Government officials, industry representatives and university experts will gather in public forums at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, to exchange ideas and discuss solutions for two critical issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture: workforce and economic development, and highly pathogenic avian influenza. Both sessions are open to the public.
Agricultural 'Brigadoon' offers a wide assortment of activities for visitors
August 11, 2015Almost Brigadoon-like, a small agricultural "city" is nearly ready to spring up amongst the fields at Rock Springs, along state Route 45, 9 miles southwest of State College. Penn State's Ag Progress Days, one of the East's largest agricultural expositions, will be held Aug. 18-20, providing visitors with about 150 acres of commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, family and youth activities, equine presentations, workshops and an agricultural museum.