Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
County Commissioners Charles Anderson and Ted Kopas accepted from Esther Ulery, Extension Tobacco Prevention Educator, a Certificate of Recognition from the Secretary of the PA Department of Health.
On September 11th and 12th, educators from Allegheny, Westmoreland and Beaver Counties filled the classroom at The Penn State Center Pittsburgh, where they received underwater robotics training from U.S. Naval STEM professionals and Engineers from Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory.
Until recently there has been a "glitch" at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. Thanks to a joint effort the Smoking Area has been moved!
Become a Tree Tender and learn how to plant and care for the trees in your backyard and community. Two Tree Tenders workshops will be held this fall in the southwestern region of Pennsylvania, one in Ligonier on Saturday, September 29th and one in Slippery Rock on Saturday, October 3rd.
The Monessen WIC office received recognition from Penn State Extension for their work in encouraging pregnant women and women with children to cut down and to stop smoking.
Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
Kamishibai! (Kah-mee-she-bye). This was the topic of a recent early care professional development session titled "The Art of Picture Telling".
Experts aren't sure why Pennsylvania so far has been spared in the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza that has caused massive losses to the poultry industry in the Midwest. But it could be just a matter of time until the virus shows up in the Keystone State.
WCA receives a “World No Tobacco Day May 31” mini-grant in recognition of their activities. Prevention starts early with age-appropriate stories.
Esther Ulery, Tobacco Prevention Educator, participated in Representative Reese’s annual Children’s Day at Idlewild Park.
The safe disposal of chemical products is an important practice for both applicators and consumers.
Penn State Extension Educator, Esther Ulery, presented 22 “Young Lungs at Play” (YLAP) signs and recognized Westmoreland County Park Playgrounds as YLAP sites.
Knowing 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.
County Commissioners issue proclamation for National 4-H Week.
"Positioning for the Future" was the theme of the day at the SW Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day event in Blairsville on March 5th.
March 18th is Kick Butts Day. It's a Good Day to Quit!
Penn State Extension of Westmoreland County is pleased to announce that the Community Health Clinic, Inc. in New Kensington will be offering a Tobacco Cessation program called "Fax to Quit" through the PA Department of Health.
Come and learn about the Westmoreland County 4-H Program and talk to representatives from our County Clubs.
Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.