Private water and septic system workshops are being offered across the Commonwealth.
Do you enjoy bird or wildlife watching out your windows? Why not add some features and resources to your property to attract them? Although backyard feeders are a popular way to attract birds, providing a source of water is equally important for creating a wildlife friendly yard.
Pony Rides at Ligonier Days provide a way for future 4-H'ers to experience the fun. This year starts a new 4-H Cloverbud Horse Project that allows youth to ride starting at age 5.
Congratulations to our Westmoreland County 4-H members who attended the District X Horse Show.
Westmoreland Members Among Winners at the District Dairy Show.
New this year, poultry members show at Regional Small Animal Show.
The Blue Ribbon Ag 4-H Club chose to help Meals on Wheels as a community service project.
Westmoreland County 4-H Club attends the Great Insect Fair at Penn State University.
Agriculture plays a vital role in our communities for food production and economic impact, aesthetics, open space, and natural resource and environmental protection.
Livestock programing has delivered several hands-on learning experiences this spring and summer.
Farmers evaluate corn fields to determine how to improve next year's management strategies.
Navigating the challenging teen years does not have to be a stressful time for families. To help guide caregivers during the transition of their youth from adolescent to teen, Penn State Extension offers the Strengthening Families Program: for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14). The seven week program is attended by both youth and their parents/caregivers. Each session introduces a variety of parenting tools and offers strategies to enhance family relationships, improve family communication and problem solving.
A workshop was held at Fair Winds Manor in Sarver, Butler County, PA on April 30th to help pond owners understand and manage their ponds better.
Onlot septic system management education is critical to the residents and water resources of Pennsylvania.
Penn State Extension worked with Representative Mike Reese to obtain the Governor’s Proclamation.
The Westmoreland County Penn State Master Gardeners educated adults and kids about the joys of composting and gardening.
Penn State Extension Better Kid Care Coordinator Patty Graff and Jan Fox, United Way of Westmoreland County Program Assistant accepted the Proclamation on Thursday the 10th announcing April as Month of the Young Child from the Westmoreland County Commissioners.
A new Dairy Educator has joined the Penn State Extension team. Andrew Sandeen is now working from the Indiana County office and will aim to serve dairy producers and other industry personnel across Southwest Pennsylvania.
A cornerstone to providing a quality early learning experience for young children is observation.
Thursday evenings at McKee Middle School in Jeannette provided families of 5th and 6th graders with an opportunity for special one on one time and to learn strategies to help them cope with the challenges of the approaching teen years. Twelve families completed the seven week Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (PROSPER).