The 4-H Open House was well attended and 4-H members had a good time informing the public about their clubs.
The annual 4-H Hippology night for members to test their horse knowledge was held at WCCC
On October 8th, 2 days after the Worldwide Day of Play spearheaded by Nickelodeon, Penn State Better Kid Care (BKC) Coordinator in collaboration with the WCCC children’s center hosted a day of play for children and their families.
Agriculture has been and continues to be an integral part of Pennsylvania’s landscape, economy and culture. However, changing communities and land use patterns provide operational challenges for farmers as well as community planning and regulatory challenges for local elected and appointed officials. This workshop will educate participants on the availability and interrelationship of land use related programs and protections for farmers as well as planning and policy tools that are available to local municipalities.
4-H members prepare for Jr. Robotics Competition.
The Westmoreland County 4-H Program is Holding an Open House and the Public is invited to attend.
4-H Holds its Annual Dinner to honor volunteers for their years of service to the Westmoreland County 4-H Program.
Mini-grants will be awarded by Penn State Extension Tobacco Prevention unit to youth, school, or community groups that conduct an activity to EDUCATE on health risks, PREVENT or HELP YOUTH OR ADULTS QUIT the use of spit tobacco.
January is National Radon Action Month! So take some action in your home to make sure you don't have radon in your air or water!
4-H Robotics Club begins to build their robot for 2013 competition.
Penn State Extension Economic and Community Development Educators Neal Fogle, Jeff Himes, John Turack, and Peter Wulforst gave out 100-Year-Anniversary 4-H Wrist Bands to over 150 children (and adults!) at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show as a reward for their help in building a make-believe "wooden village."
On January 16th, over 75 people from across Pennsylvania and beyond signed on to a new Land-Use Educational Webinar Series. The series is produced by the Land-Use and Local-Decision-Making educators of the Penn State Extension Economic and Community Development State Extension Team. Participants in the first session included professional planners, citizen planners, and others wishing to learn how to benefit their communities through the use of better planning.
"When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people." -- Chinese proverb. Last month in this space I used some quotes from the website Proverbia to inspire thought about planning and planning processes. Think of this as part two.
There are a lot of research documents, case studies, and resources out there for communities to draw from, if they intend to become more vibrant. But not if there is no leader with the commitment and determination -- and the stamina -- to do it. What does this mean for your community?
In this month's blog entry John Turack ponders the importance of plans, planning processes, and who is best suited or equipped to plan.
Cattlemen from across the state took part in "hands on" learning opportunities offered by Penn State Extension’s Livestock Team during the months of October and November.
THERE IS FREE HELP TO QUIT and FREE PATCHES Call Penn State Extension’s Quitline, 1-888-NO Habit (1-888-664-2248) to learn about one-on-one telephone coaching to quit smoking or using chew. Learn how to get eight weeks of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy patches to relieve withdrawal symptoms. Remember to ask about the 2 S’s and the 4 D’s.
Despite the popularity and life-like appearance of modern artificial trees, nothing says “Christmas” like the fragrance a cut, live Christmas tree brings to your home. Beyond the initial set up and making sure it always has water, a well-selected cut tree is not much more trouble than an artificial one. And you do not have to worry about storing it for the rest of the year!
Pennsylvania has one of the largest rural populations of any state in the country, and most rural populations depend on private water systems for drinking water. So it is common to find old, unused wells throughout the state.
The Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School program is a groundbreaking substance abuse and violence prevention program based on more than 30 years of rigorous scientific research and is one of the most effective evidence-based programs used in schools today.