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2011

2011 4-H Leaders’ Appreciation Banquet
November 10, 2011
4-H Leaders were recognized and awards were presented during the 4-H Leaders’ Banquet held on November 4, 2011 at the Washington County Fairgrounds sponsored by 4-H County Council.
Proclamation
October 6, 2011
A Proclamation was issued by the Washington County Commissioners on October 6, 2011, that the week of October 2-8 is National 4-H Week in Washington County.
Science and Technology Workshops
September 30, 2011
Mad Science Workshops and Rockets Away participants learn about safety launching air-powered rockets. Participants learn how to make the Mento’s geyser tube experiment and use rock salt to increase the height of the diet coke spray.
Washington County 2011-2012 Better Kid Care Workshop Schedule
September 6, 2011
Workshops are from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. All workshops are in room 103 & 104 at the Washington County Courthouse Square
Plat Books Are Here!
September 2, 2011
2011 Plat Books can be purchased by coming into the Extension office.
2011 4-H/FFA Scholarship Winners
September 2, 2011
Following 21 4-H and FFA Members received a scholarship check during are 2011 Market Livestock Sale.
Financial Considerations Relating to Marcellus Development in Pennsylvanina
August 31, 2011
Sponsored by: Penn State Marcellus Educational Consortium
The Ag Educator
July 21, 2011
Fayette, Washington & Greene County Agricultural News Letter from Walt Bumgarner.
Older leaves on your tomatoes turning yellow? It's probably early blight.
June 30, 2011
Calls are starting to pour into our office from concerned gardeners. When they start to describe how the lower leaves on their tomato plants are turning yellow, and then brown, I’m pretty sure I know what’s going on: early blight.
New Master Gardener Training To Begin In September
June 29, 2011
Washington, PA - Do you have a strong interest in gardening? Are you a life-long learner? Do you want to help others and share your gardening enthusiasm and knowledge? Then consider becoming a Penn State Master Gardener.
Washington County Dairy Royalty
June 14, 2011
Congratulations to Washington County Promotion Team!
2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship
June 10, 2011
The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation will award cash scholarships to outstanding students who have participated in the Pennsylvania Farm Show. This is a highly competitive, prestigious grant program and to be considered it is important that the applicant adhere to the specifications and requirements of all application procedures.
Penn State Develops Stink Bug Monitoring Tool
June 10, 2011
Penn State researchers have released a Web-based mapping tool for the brown marmorated stink bug developed in collaboration with the PA Department of Agriculture.
It's Not Time for Winter… But It Is Time for Winter Squash
May 31, 2011
It has been a tough spring for gardeners, first with prolonged wet and cool weather, and more recently with heat spells. If the weather got you a little behind in planting this year, and if you have some extra space, consider growing a few winter squash varieties.
Blueberries for the Home Garden
May 31, 2011
Do Your Grapes Suffer from Black Rot?
May 31, 2011
A number of grape types are native to North America, specifically the Concord types. Grapes are relatively easy to grow, but they are susceptible to diseases that can make their fruit unusable. The most common disease found on backyard grapes is black rot.
Washington County 4-H Thomas J. and Christine J. Russell Scholarship Award
May 23, 2011
An annual scholarship toward expenses for advanced education (college, technical, nursing, etc) is available to current or former Washington County 4-H members.
Washington County 4-H And FFA Scholarship
May 23, 2011
An annual scholarship toward expenses for advanced education (college, technical, nursing, etc.) is available to current or former 4-H members and FFA members. Each applicant must have a minimum of 4 years of completed projects during the last 6 years of eligibility. Current members must be in good standing. Former members must have been in good standing.
Stink Bug Information
April 26, 2011
Alexzandra Danielle Loo's 4-H Memorial Scholarship
April 26, 2011
Scholarship Sponsored by: The From Alex With Love Foundation Where everything is given From Alex with love