Wyoming County News
Potatoes are Nutritious
August 18, 2014Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap as many folks believe that they cause weight gain. Potatoes are considered a vegetable; however, because they are a starchy vegetable, it is recommended to eat only up to five cups a week based on a 2000 calorie diet. Every day we should strive to eat two and one half cups of vegetables.
August 11, 2014Often one of the jobs of the kitchen helpers is to clear the table and put away any leftovers. Food storage containers can be great tools for kitchen helpers, or they can be a nightmare. Choosing the proper food storage containers is important both for food safety and food quality. Food safety experts warn not to reuse packaging materials such as paper, paperboard, and expanded foam containers, like foam cups and foam meat trays. These containers have air spaces that will store food particles and bacteria.
August 4, 2014Rice is an economical food for family meals. It is a good source of energy, and can supply vitamins and minerals to the diet. It is generally classified as a grain, but in family meals it can be used as a cereal, as a substitute for potatoes, in soups, and as a dessert. The custom of throwing rice at weddings is a survival of the ancient Chinese religious belief that rice is the symbol of fertility.
Penn State Extension News
Public urged to be on watch for invasive Asian longhorned beetles
August 15, 2014By spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts, Pennsylvanians can help keep the non-native, invasive wood-boring threat to the state’s trees at bay, according to agriculture officials.
Penn State helps put robots to work down on the farm
August 15, 2014Laser-guided robots and computer-programmed cleaning devices are allowing dairy farmers to work smarter rather than harder.
Ag Progress Days is a 150-acre smorgasbord of activities
August 5, 2014One of the East's largest agricultural expositions is on tap Aug. 12-14, and those who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days will have no shortage of things to see and do. The annual event gives as many as 50,000 visitors a glimpse into the science and business of agriculture. But you don't have to be a farmer to enjoy and learn from Ag Progress Days.
Upcoming Regional Events
Ensuring Water Quality in Your Watershed: Streamside Forest Buffers
When: August 26, 2014Where: Kingston, PA
Ask A Master Gardener
When: August 26, 2014Where: Scranton, PA
Equine Management Workshops
When: August 26, 2014Where: Gillett, PA
When: September 10, 2014Where: Scranton, PA
Gardening for Winter Interest
When: September 10, 2014Where: Kingston, PA