Beef, sheep, meat-goat and swine producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of four home-study courses offered by Penn State Extension this winter.
On Thursday November 20th, five families participated in a graduation celebration as part of the Strengthening Families SFP 10 – 14 Program.
The Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently proposed extensive rule changes to the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Act Implementation.
The Westmoreland County Penn State Master Gardeners plant and maintain demonstration gardens at the site of the Westmoreland County Cooperative Extension Office on Donohoe Road in Greensburg.
Cook Township Supervisors adopted the tobacco-free policy Young Lungs At Play on November 5, 2014.
A group of Westmoreland County 4-H members traveled to Penn State University on a field trip to learn more about handling cattle.
Dairy educators have been hosting meetings with dairy producers to explain the new Margin Protection Program, a federal assistance program for dairy producers.
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.