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).
4-H Teens in Westmoreland County participated in Teen Adventure Day Saturday, March 15th at the Ligonier Camp and Conference Center.
Proclaimation presented by County Commissioners in celebration of 4-H Week
Pond management can be challenging. One way to handle the challenges is to turn it into a school project!
Patty Klingensmith, Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month, is much more than the Regional Advertising Manager for Trib Total Media.
Tobacco smoke is a health risk, even dental health.
Winterkill is the result of a significant decline in oxygen during a long period of ice cover.
How do you know if ice on a pond or lake is safe to walk on?
Do you have a private water well, spring or cistern? More than one million people in Pennsylvania rely on them and more than 20,000 new water wells are drilled each year in this state.