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Kombucha: What's the Buzz About Fermented Tea? - Articles Articles
Kombucha is an ancient beverage made by fermenting sweetened black or green tea with added bacteria and yeast to create an effervescent beverage that has gone mainstream. More
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Grow Your Own Lemons - Articles Articles

Grow Your Own Lemons

Susan Nicholas

Lemons can be grown as a container plant, even in Pennsylvania. Find out how to cultivate lemons from blossom to ripe fruit in this article More
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Zucchini - Articles Articles
Try drying, freezing or pickling as a way to preserve extra zucchini from the garden. More
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Preserving Sweet Corn Successfully - Articles Articles
Nothing says summer like sweet corn! Enjoy corn year round by canning, freezing or drying this summertime vegetable. More
Martha Zepp Penn State University
Frequently Asked Preservation Questions - Articles Articles
What causes holes in jar lids that look like pinholes? More
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Best Practices for Canning and Freezing - Articles Articles
Test your knowledge about home food preservation by taking our quiz. More
Hemp Research Field Day
Hemp Research Field Day - Workshops Workshops

Hemp Research Field Day

08/07/2018

Manheim, PA

$10.00
Farmers, marketers, industry representatives, and others interested in the potential for growing and processing hemp are invited to attend. More
Electric Multi Cooker. Photo Credit: by Tucvbif, from Wikipedia Commons
Canning in Electric Multi-Cookers - Articles Articles

Canning in Electric Multi-Cookers

Andy Hirneisen, MA

There has been no research by the USDA or a university to show that electric multi-cookers can safely process low-acid food. More
Overgrazing pastures compromises pasture production and exposes the soil to erosion
Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures - Articles Articles

Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures

Justin Brackenrich, Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

The summer is upon us and cool season grasses are slowing down their growth. This is the time to pay attention so you don’t overgraze those pastures. More
Soil erosion is still taking its toll in Pennsylvania but can be addressed by using proper management
Eliminating Soil Erosion - Articles Articles

Eliminating Soil Erosion

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Soil erosion is still our number one sustainability issue. With the excessive rainfall we’ve had many fields are showing the scars of rills and gullies. And yet … We have the tools – so let’s put them to work. More
Scabby Heads. Image Credit: Alyssa Collins, Penn State
What to do if You Have Scab? - Articles Articles

What to do if You Have Scab?

Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

Here’s what to consider when your small grains have been hit hard by a Fusarium head scab epidemic More
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Finding and Keeping Motivation for Your Good Health - Articles Articles

Finding and Keeping Motivation for Your Good Health

Laurie Weinreb-Welch, MPH, MCHES

Many factors can improve our motivation to participate in regular physical activity. This fact sheet explains how to make your activity goals SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely). More
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Mindfull or Mindful? - Articles Articles

Mindfull or Mindful?

Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

This article explains what mindfulness is, details mindfulness meditation, gives the major benefits of mindfulness, and provides examples of ways to be more mindful every day. More
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Using Social Support to Help Reach Our Healthy Behavioral Goals - Articles Articles
Making healthy lifestyle choices is easier when you feel connected to the people around you. This fact sheet provides tips for using social support to help you reach healthy behavior goals. More
Master Gardener Garden Tour
Master Gardener Garden Tour - Workshops Workshops

Master Gardener Garden Tour

07/22/2018

New Wilmington, PA

$10.00
Come and get inspired with new ideas for your garden! More
Equine Pasture Management Course
Equine Pasture Management Course - Workshops Workshops

Equine Pasture Management Course

07/28/2018

Leesport, PA

$25.00
Participants will learn to evaluate pastures, take soil samples, increase forage growth, and how to identify forages, weeds and toxic plants. More
Female spotted lanternfly and her egg mass. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
Tree Fruit Insect Pest - Spotted Lanternfly - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Insect Pest - Spotted Lanternfly

Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, an invasive plant hopper was first detected in Pennsylvania in the fall of 2014. More
Wood Products Document Library
Wood Products Document Library - Articles Articles

Wood Products Document Library

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

A listing of hard-to-find reference sources and documents related to Wood Products More
Cattle grazing on pasture. Photo credit: Dr. Jessica Williamson
Profiting From PA Forages - Workshops Workshops

Profiting From PA Forages

Multiple Options Available

Free
In this day-long course, beef cattle producers will learn how to optimize the use of forages on their farms. More
Cattle on pasture. Photo credit: Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension
So You Want to Raise Beef Cattle? - Workshops Workshops

So You Want to Raise Beef Cattle?

Multiple Options Available

Free
In this introductory course, individuals interested in beginning a beef enterprise will be introduced to a variety of topics. More
A market for local barley exists. Can it be profitable?
Exploring the Feasibility of Growing Malt Barley in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
While the growth in demand for locally sourced farm products seems to continue the complexity of a new market should be explored. More
Winemakers Pre-Harvest Workshop
Winemakers Pre-Harvest Workshop - Workshops Workshops

Winemakers Pre-Harvest Workshop

Multiple Options Available

$20.00
Prepare for this year's harvest at the Winemakers Pre-Harvest Workshop. More
Master Gardener Garden Art: Basic Flower Arranging
Master Gardener Garden Art: Basic Flower Arranging - Workshops Workshops

Master Gardener Garden Art: Basic Flower Arranging

08/17/2018

Chambersburg, PA

$20.00
The Master Gardeners of Franklin County invite you to join them in creating flower arrangements from the garden. More
Timing corn planting with black cutworm instar development is important for preventing damage to young corn seedlings. Photo credit: Roger Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bugwood.org.
Black Cutworm Management in Organic Field Corn - Articles Articles
Ecological pest management and cultural strategies are the best method for protecting crops against black cutworm damage on organic farms. More
Low lying fog in fields may indicate a temperature inversion. (Photo credit: Dwight Lingenfelter
Auxin Herbicide Drift and Temperature Inversions - Articles Articles
Temperature inversions can cause dicamba and 2,4-D to move great distances after application. Learn about the details below. More
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