Hugelkultur – what is it? It’s an ancient technique for composting, but it is also the latest rage in sustainable recycling of plant nutrients. Want to know more? See a demonstration of hugelkultur and learn more, lots more, at Penn State’s Summer Garden Experience.
What's the buzz about CSAs, community supported agriculture? It's an innovative way for growers and consumers to connect around locally-grown produce and food products.
Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! The good news is they are found in many of the foods we normally eat.
With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
Traditional conferences and workshops as well as online learning opportunities all contribute to sustaining one of Pennsylvania’s most valuable natural resources.
It especially targets individuals making and packaging their items for resale through open air markets, grocery stores, or restaurants.
Ginger Fenton, Penn State Dairy Educator, presented the workshop and hands-on training.
The goal is protecting Warren County residents’ health and property, as well as the community’s shared ground and surface water resources.
Forest County Teen Council has already engaged in a service project.
Tracking your food intake is a great tool for weight loss. It helps to create awareness of our eating patterns and helps us to identify causes for overeating.
It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
It’s now mid- January and the holiday activities are over. Perhaps a few weeks ago you decided to make some New Year’s resolutions. Millions of Americans make resolutions each year. The most popular resolutions include starting an exercise program, eating better and reducing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or other drugs. According to research conducted by Psychology Central, 75% of people who make resolutions fail in their first attempts, and most of these people, 67%, make more than one resolution.
In collaboration with Chuck Coup of the PA SFI, Extension Educator Scott Weikert designed a workshop that taught loggers the basics about lumber grades, log grades, and tree grades, and showed how all three of these grades are interconnected.
Shale energy extraction started to become commercially viable in the late 1990’s with the advent of horizontal drilling tied to hydraulic fracturing.
After 41 years in operation, the Warren County Farmers' Market is becoming a legal entity.
Farm$en$e teaches farmers how to understand financial statements, such as a cash flow statement, balance sheet, and income statement. Course participants will learn how to use financial records to make informed decisions for his or her farm operation. The four session class will be held on Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, and 24 beginning at 10:00 am and concluding at 3:00 pm in Slippery Rock. The cost of the program is $225 per farm. Deadline to register is October 25th
Penn State Extension is pleased to announce that it will be extending the Dining with Diabetes to residents of Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Green, Indiana, McKean, Potter, and Venango Counties.
Currently 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.