Check out the article here!
Check out this episode of the radio show, Sundays with Sonnewald, which discusses the York County Local Food Summit.
Have you noticed the growing numbers of people who are faced with allergies to food? I don’t seem to recall many friends with food allergies growing up – perhaps we just weren’t very good about detecting them back then. If you suffer from a food allergy you may be apprehensive about whether you should eat out or not.
THE YORK COUNTY LOCAL FOOD SUMMIT to be held Nov 7 at 4H Center
The York Fair runs from September 7-16th, 2012. When you visit the York Fair you can see 4-H and Extension just about anywhere you look.
Mosquitos will be bad this year. Check out this news update from abc27 and our own Tom Smith!
York County 4-H has a Farm Animal Learning Center at York Little Theater for their production of Charlotte's Web. Check out this video from the York Dispatch for more information!
The 4-H Community Garden made the York Dispatch! Check out the article here.
If you have a pond or rely on a well, spring or cistern for your drinking water, we have events to interest you!
The first edition of the "York County Mosquito Buzz" newsletter, published by Tom Smith, York County's West Nile Virus Program Coordinator and head of Keep York County Beautiful.
Tuesday, March 22, 2012 at Old Main Hall, York Expo Center. Social begins at 5:45 pm, dinner 6:30 pm.
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.
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.
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."