Westmoreland County News
Safely Dispose of Products at HHW Events
April 28, 2015The safe disposal of chemical products is an important practice for both applicators and consumers.
Westmoreland Parks Become Young Lungs at Play Sites
April 23, 2015Penn State Extension Educator, Esther Ulery, presented 22 “Young Lungs at Play” (YLAP) signs and recognized Westmoreland County Park Playgrounds as YLAP sites.
North American Expo "Crappiest" Slogan Contest
April 10, 2015The North American Manure Expo event will be in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on July 14th and 15th. One new promotional twist for the Manure Expo is a T-shirt contest that is just plain fun.
Hawksworth Garden Apartments Become a Young Lungs at Play Site
April 8, 2015Knowing that the hazards from smoking not only affect the smoker but everyone around them, especially children whose lungs are still developing, Penn State Extension of Westmoreland County is pleased to recognize Hawksworth Garden Apartments as a YLAP site.
National 4-H Week Proclamation
March 17, 2015County Commissioners issue proclamation for National 4-H Week.
Penn State Extension News
Tractor safety program reaches milestone in Pennsylvania
April 29, 2015A program designed to reduce tractor-related farm injuries and deaths by helping farmers pay for the installation of rollover protective structures, or ROPS, recently reached a milestone in Pennsylvania. Administered by Penn State Extension, the ROPS Retrofit Program for Pennsylvania Farmers funded the installation of the 100th ROPS since the initiative began in 2011.
Bull named head of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at Penn State
April 24, 2015Carolee Bull will become head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, effective Sept. 1. Bull currently is a research plant pathologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service at its Crop Improvement and Protection Research Station in Salinas, California.
Dairy foods resources available on website; dairy plant directory offered
April 15, 2015Penn State Extension is offering two important resources related to dairy products.
Upcoming Regional Events
Pesticide Applicator Short Course
Event CanceledWhen: May 4-8, 2015Where: Wexford, PA
When: May 4, 2015Where: Kittanning, PA
When: May 5, 2015Where: Marion Center, PA
Better Kid Care: Observing with a Purpose
When: May 5, 2015Where: Lemont Furnace, PA
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
When: May 7, 2015Where: Slippery Rock, PA