Westmoreland County News
National 4-H Week Proclamation
March 17, 2015County Commissioners issue proclamation for National 4-H Week.
SW Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day
March 9, 2015"Positioning for the Future" was the theme of the day at the SW Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day event in Blairsville on March 5th.
Seventy-five Percent of Tobacco Users Want to Quit.
March 4, 2015March 18th is Kick Butts Day. It's a Good Day to Quit!
"Fax To Quit"
February 20, 2015Penn State Extension of Westmoreland County is pleased to announce that the Community Health Clinic, Inc. in New Kensington will be offering a Tobacco Cessation program called "Fax to Quit" through the PA Department of Health.
Spring Garden Affair Moves to a New Location!
February 12, 2015Join the Fayette County Master Gardeners as they host the Spring Garden Affair gardening seminar at Laurel Business Institute in Uniontown, PA on March 28, 2015.
Penn State Extension News
Timber 2015 expo a showcase for Pennsylvania forest products industry
March 27, 2015Pennsylvania's large forest-products industry will be showcased during the 2015 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition, June 5-6 at Penn State's Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs. Known as Timber 2015, the biennial trade exposition is hosted by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association. Parking and admission are free.
Turning pollution into crop nutrients to be focus of 2015 Manure Expo
March 16, 2015As agricultural groups and government agencies continue to tackle the vexing problem of nutrient pollution entering waterways, Penn State Extension is hosting an event in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay watershed aimed at helping producers to reduce negative impacts of excess manure nutrients. The 2015 North American Manure Expo will take place July 14-15 near Chambersburg, Franklin County.
Land-use webinar to focus on planning to protect water supplies
March 13, 2015Planning for and protecting public and private water supplies will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at noon on March 18.
Upcoming Regional Events
Spring Garden Affair
When: March 28, 2015Where: Uniontown, PA
Keeping Fresh Produce Safe Using Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
When: March 28, 2015Where: Slippery Rock, PA
Better Kid Care: Digital Media Literacy and Technology Tools for Early Learning: What Educators Need To Know
When: March 30, 2015Where: Greensburg, PA
Food for Profit
When: March 31, 2015Where: Somerset, PA
Creative Container Gardening
When: March 31, 2015Where: Leechburg, PA