CHEMSWEEP provides Pennsylvania farmers and other licensed applicators with a means to dispose of canceled, suspended, or unwanted pesticide products. By participating in this program, applicators can legally dispose of waste pesticides, generally at little or no cost. Almost all of the waste pesticides collected are burned in EPA-approved incinerators. The remaining pesticides are treated and placed in EPA-permitted hazardous waste landfills.
On November 1, 2013, county council held the Leaders' Appreciation Dinner at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Our 4-H Robotics Club, Chrome Clovers, is raising money for their robot by launching pumpkins at Simmons Farm. The club built the catapult to launch the pumpkins. Come out to Simmons Farm to launch pumpkins and support the Chrome Clovers. They are there every weekend in October and cost is $5 a pumpkin. I have attached a few pictures from this past weekend.
On Monday October 7, 2014, County Council members elected new officers.
Washington County Junior Market Livestock Sale is marking it's 50th year. The sale is going to be Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th. Attached is a list of Grand Champions from passed fairs.
Canonsburg Demonstration Garden is having classes from August to October. Please see the attached brochure for more detail.
Washington County Extension 4-H program received a grant from generationOn which asks teens, adults, and families What Will You Bring to the Table? In response, youth from across the country are gathering around tables to create service projects that raise awareness and bring collective action to this critical issue.
The Northwest invited the Southwest to their TLR. The event was held at McKeever Environmental Center on April 12-14, 2013.
The Washington County 4-H Clubs collected 8,928 pounds of food or over 4 tons of food and supplies for the Washington County Food Bank. 11 4-H clubs donated food on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Washington Food Bank located in 84, 4-H Clubs to collect food for the food bank.
Washington County agricultural community celebrate agricultural at Washington Crown Center Mall on March 22 & 23, 2013.
Capital Days is a 3-day experiential program that provides youth with the unique opportunity to enhance their citizenship and advocacy skills and knowledge of Pennsylvania state government.
It seems that we are experiencing more unusually warm periods during mid- and late-winter, so trees may be more susceptible than in the past to moderately low winter temperatures. Lessons from years in which there was a sudden drop in temperature indicate that trees most injured were those that lacked adequate vigor, those that were too vigorous, and those that had been pruned before the cold event.
Indiana County 4-H Members Honored At Achievement Celebration! Garrett Richardson was Outstanding Senior Member and Katelin Olson was the Outstanding Junior Member.
Three Indiana County 4-H horse club members were recently honored at the 53rd Annual PA State 4-H Horse Show in Harrisburg.
Despite the popularity and life-like appearance of modern artificial trees, nothing says “Christmas” like the fragrance a cut, live Christmas tree brings to your home. Beyond the initial set up and making sure it always has water, a well-selected cut tree is not much more trouble than an artificial one. And you do not have to worry about storing it for the rest of the year!
Winter workshops for commercial fruit growers have been scheduled for nine locations throughout the Commonwealth. Program highlights include: Fungicide Resistance Management Strategies for Apple Scab, Powdery Mildew and Brown Rot; The Impact of BMSB Management on IPM Systems in Fruit Orchards; Managing Perennial and Other Hard-to-Control Weeds in New and Established Pome and Stone Fruit Orchards; Adjusting Orchard Practices to Climate Changes; and Pesticide Applicator Training.
Economic and Community Educators Jeff Himes and John Turack utilized wooden replica buildings to teach Indiana County youth and citizens about the effects of their land use choices at the 150th Indiana County Fair.