Washington County News
Spring Garden Affair
February 18, 2014Fayette County Master Gardeners to host annual spring symposium on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.
February 7, 2014Washington County 4-H will be taking orders for high quality strawberry plants.
January 29, 2014Ag Days at Washington Crown Center March 21-22, 2014 Coloring Contest and Photo Contest.
Penn State Extension News
Online tutorial illustrates shale-gas drilling equipment and practices
February 28, 2014You've seen the strange-looking trucks on the road these past few years. Maybe you've watched truck after truck head to a new shale-gas drill site in your area. But just what do they do with all that equipment? A new online presentation from Penn State Extension answers that question.
Firth Family Trustee Scholarship will assist Ag Sciences students
February 20, 2014A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his wife will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Les and Elaine Firth, of Mercer, established the Firth Family Trustee Scholarship, with first preference going to students from the northwestern Pennsylvania counties of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Warren.
Penn State Extension conference to address mastitis and milk quality
February 19, 2014Bovine mastitis -- udder infection in cattle -- directly and indirectly costs U.S. dairy producers an estimated $2 billion each year. To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference on March 25 and 26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.
Upcoming Regional Events
Backyard Gardening Lecture Series
When: March 8, 2014Where: Wexford, PA
Smart Gardening Workshop
When: March 8, 2014Where: Monaca, PA
Winter Crop Day
When: March 10, 2014Where: Rochester, PA
Pruning Small Trees & Shrubs
When: March 10, 2014Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Weekend Gardener Series 2014
When: March 11 - April 16, 2014Where: Youngwood, PA