Penn State Cooperative Extension – York County is providing free and low cost pesticide recertification programs. Programs offer a variety of classes for Private, Commercial and Public Licensed Applicators to attend and meet state requirements. Free programs are being offered on February 8, 2012 and March 15, 2012. Additional programs occur through the year. For more information about these and future programs, please view the events section of our website or the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at www.paplants.state.pa.us and select Pesticide Programs. To register for the February 8, 2012 or March 15, 2012 programs, please contact Penn State Extension at 717-840-7408. Space is limited. Programs will be held at the York County Annex Building, 112 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402.
The York Daily Record editorial, Jan. 9, 2012: "We got an interesting item last week from state Rep. Ron Miller, R-Jacobus. He forwarded a news release from the Penn State Extension, York County West Nile Virus program regarding a community cleanup in northern York County."
Urban 4-H hosted a "Scarves 4 Kids" program at the Martin Library.
Attention all gardeners: this year's GardenWise will be held on March 10, 2012 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the York County School of Technology
December 17th is the date for the Stillhouse Road and Railroad Street illegal dumpsite cleanup efforts in Newberry Township and Goldsboro Borough. The cleanup is being organized by Keep York County Beautiful.
If the recent storm caused damage to your trees, the following information may helpful
Penn State Watershed Winds features a list of resources to help farmers and homeowners repair damage resulting from the recent flooding on the Susquehanna. For additional assistance with interpreting materials, contact your local Extension office.
ATTENTION York County 4-Hers!!!! Due to inclement weather, the hours for entering 4-H projects in the York Fair have been extended to Thursday, September 8 from 9 am to noon. Please spread the word!
There are some steps homeowners need to take to maintain well water safety if you experience a flooding event.
The recent earthquake in Virginia shook nature's plumbing system, but should only have minimal impacts on area well water.
Reacting to sagging populations of bees and other pollinators, members of Gov. Tom Corbett's staff recently sought and received Penn State Extension certification for the gardens at the Governor's Residence as "pollinator friendly."
The results from the York County 4-H Horse Roundup were published in the York Dispatch.
The theme for the 2011 4-H Fair is “Everyone Wins With 4-H”, and we are planning to showcase many of the different opportunities that 4-H provides. See over 700 projects that have been made by our members. You can also watch the different 4-H Animal Shows – check schedule for days and times.
York County held a 4-H volunteer gala in June.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is asking residents to participate in collecting bat maternity colony data this summer.
The program will work with volunteer groups, municipalities and community partners to clean up illegal dump sites. Education programs will be offered to encourage positive behaviors toward community improvement.
The 4-H Community Garden in York City held its grand opening on June 14th. 4-H Urban Educator, Tia Underkoffler, offered the opening remarks in this video about the garden and what it means to the York community.
The Southeast Regional Animal Science Team recently moved their newsletter, "The Equine Envelope", to a blog! All newsletter articles from now on will be posted here, and we'll even post some additional articles in between issues. Click here to check it out!
Please join us in welcoming our three summer assistants. Sarah Doyle and Alicia Hoke with be working with the 4-H Department and Anna Hummel will be assisting Marcia Weber with Family and Consumer Sciences.