Allegheny County Extension will host a two-day short course, “Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation,” Scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, January 28 and 29, 2015, the course is a must for anyone bidding on landscape jobs. Responding to a long-term survey, participants from the 2013 sessions, offered in Allegheny and Lehigh counties, reported a total increase of at least $1,052,500 in net returns to their businesses in the nine months after taking the class and using the techniques they learned there.
Ligonier Township adopts Young Lungs at Play Policy
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 Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Penn State Extension of Westmoreland County is proud to announce that on December 11, 2014 the Borough of Ligonier adopted a tobacco-free policy called “Young Lungs at Play”.
This one-day short course will be held in four locations across Pennsylvania. Equine gastrointestinal parasites, and their increasing resistance to available dewormers, are a major concern in the equine industry. Taking a whole-farm approach to control can cut down on deworming, save money on products that are no longer effective on your farm, help you learn which horses have natural resistance and which ones are “shedders”, and help reduce parasite resistance.
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.