Westmoreland County News
Smoke Free Air for Passengers at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
August 26, 2015Until recently there has been a "glitch" at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. Thanks to a joint effort the Smoking Area has been moved!
Become a Tree Tender this Fall
August 21, 2015Become a Tree Tender and learn how to plant and care for the trees in your backyard and community. Two Tree Tenders workshops will be held this fall in the southwestern region of Pennsylvania, one in Ligonier on Saturday, September 29th and one in Slippery Rock on Saturday, October 3rd.
Partnership for Healthy, Smoke Free Families
August 18, 2015The Monessen WIC office received recognition from Penn State Extension for their work in encouraging pregnant women and women with children to cut down and to stop smoking.
Eastern poultry producers brace for avian flu this fall as waterfowl migrate
July 21, 2015Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
July 20, 2015Kamishibai! (Kah-mee-she-bye). This was the topic of a recent early care professional development session titled "The Art of Picture Telling".
Penn State Extension News
Extension offers home-study courses on beef, sheep, goat, swine production
August 28, 2015Pennsylvania producers looking for information about how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable through pasture and grazing management can take advantage of a home study course offered by Penn State Extension this fall.
Ag Progress Days sessions to cover workforce and economic development, avian flu
August 14, 2015Government officials, industry representatives and university experts will gather in public forums at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, to exchange ideas and discuss solutions for two critical issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture: workforce and economic development, and highly pathogenic avian influenza. Both sessions are open to the public.
Agricultural 'Brigadoon' offers a wide assortment of activities for visitors
August 11, 2015Almost Brigadoon-like, a small agricultural "city" is nearly ready to spring up amongst the fields at Rock Springs, along state Route 45, 9 miles southwest of State College. Penn State's Ag Progress Days, one of the East's largest agricultural expositions, will be held Aug. 18-20, providing visitors with about 150 acres of commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, family and youth activities, equine presentations, workshops and an agricultural museum.
Upcoming Regional Events
Urban Homesteading: Winemaking
When: September 8, 2015Where: Pittsburgh, PA
When: September 10, 2015Where: Marion Center, PA
Fall Garden Wrap-Up
When: September 12, 2015Where: Greensburg, PA
When: September 14, 2015Where: Somerset, PA
When: September 14, 2015Where: Pittsburgh, PA