The counselors for the 2013 Multi-County 4-H Horse Camp are getting ready.
The City of Latrobe was presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the Pennsylvania Department of Health for adopting a resolution to establish tobacco free park and recreational areas where children play.
Locally, Representative Mike Reese arranged for and delivered the proclamation by Governor Tom Corbett to Penn State Extension Tobacco Prevention Unit.
Members participate at the Westmoreland Mall Ag Days.
Jr. Robotics group attend competition.
Annual night for 4-H club officers to learn about their elected positions.
In late April, twenty-five commercial wine grape producers and winemakers from Southwestern Pennsylvania gathered for a Penn State Extension field day at Greendance Winery in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County. Viticulture Educators Mark Chien and Andy Muza discussed variety selection, pruning, canopy management, and pest control in the vineyard. During the tour of the wine production facilities, Penn State Enologist Denise Gardner pointed out the challenge of planning for adequate growth of operational facilities as wine production increases. Extension Educator Bob Pollock and horticulture consultant (and retired Extension Educator) Eric Oesterling provided an air blast sprayer demonstration
Westmoreland County was well represented at the West Region Teen Leader Retreat.
Penn State Master Gardeners of Westmoreland County will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8 am to 1 pm.
"I want to quit and I want you to quit with me!" was the call to action made by Shirley Coleman of the Monessen Head Start program.
Crops Day was held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
Volunteer Food Safety: Cooking for Crowds
Grant proposal submitted to the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program (SARE) was selected as a finalist.
These algae colonies begin their growth in the late winter and early spring on the bottom of the pond as warmer temperatures and sunlight activate the spores and surviving cells.
As spring is approaching, we need to start thinking about insects that might affect our pets and livestock.
"The Week of the Young Child" is an annual celebration which was initiated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
How many times have you said to yourself, "What this place needs is..." Maybe it's time to do something about it.
"As land use planning changes, ‘zoning’ is no longer appropriate," stated a recent Washington Post article that has been re-published in the planning trade journal Planetizen. In his blog entry this month, Extension educator John Turack reflects on that statement: How might it apply to the urban/suburban/rural communities of Southwest Pennsylvania, and elsewhere?
Ten Westmoreland County 4-H Leaders take Cooking for Crowds class to learn safe food handling.
The 4-H Gears Robotics club brings home a trophy from the FRC Competition.