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Figure 1. Desiccation injury on fine fescue fairway in Wisconsin. Photo: Peter Landschoot, Penn State
Winterkill of Turfgrasses - Articles Articles

Winterkill of Turfgrasses

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

Bitter cold and icy conditions during winter sometimes lead to the death of turfgrasses on golf courses, lawns, and sports turf. More
Best Practices: Customer Service Training
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Best Practices: Customer Service Training

10/11/2018

Towanda, PA

Free
Participants will learn to greet and serve customers to attract new business and retain existing patrons. More
Growing for Local Craft Beverages in Western PA: Alternative Ag Inputs
Growing for Local Craft Beverages in Western PA: Alternative Ag Inputs - Articles Articles
Agricultural inputs for craft beverages are not limited to hops and malted grains. Spices, fruits, and herbs are also heavily used. See the following infographic to learn more! More
Gifts from the Garden Fundraiser Workshop
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Gifts from the Garden Fundraiser Workshop

11/03/2018

Montoursville, PA

$10.00
Join us at this fundraiser and learn how to create gifts from your garden! More
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Creating Health and Nutrition: Selecting Cheese for Health - Articles Articles

Creating Health and Nutrition: Selecting Cheese for Health

Stacy Reed, MS, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Rayna Cooper

This fact sheet provides dietary tips and an overview of the nutrition information of cheese, explains why cheeses are so different, and briefly describes how cheese is manufactured. More
SAY Clearinghouse: Aligns with AFRN CS.03 and PST.02.
HICAHS - ATV Safety Training Videos - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR standard(s): CS.03 and PST.02. This resource was developed by the High Plains Intermountain Center for Ag Health and Safety. More
Snap Bean Production at Ulmer Farms
Snap Bean Production at Ulmer Farms - Videos Videos

Snap Bean Production at Ulmer Farms

Tom Butzler, Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Francesco Di Gioia, Ph. D.

6:42

This Learn Now video on snap bean production is the latest in a series of Penn State Extension videos on Pennsylvania farmer’s production of processing vegetables. More
Western Pennsylvania craft fermented beverage industry is thriving, and beverage production is predicted to continue to grow.
Craft Beverage Working Group - Workshops Workshops

Craft Beverage Working Group

10/24/2018

Meadville, PA

Free
Discussion of local craft beverage market chain opportunities in Western PA More
Growers' Series: High Tunnel Soil Health and Maintenance
Growers' Series: High Tunnel Soil Health and Maintenance - Workshops Workshops
Free
Learn How to Keep Your Soils Healthy and Your Structure Functioning Efficiently and Effectively More
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Master Class: Poison Ivy Management - Workshops Workshops

Master Class: Poison Ivy Management

11/07/2018

Philadelphia, PA

Free
Tips and tools for managing this native plant sustainably on the farm or in the garden More
Always check the final temperature with a thermometer. Photo credit: Bob McDonald
Avoid Food Safety Penalties During Football Season - News News
When tailgating or homegating be sure safe food handling practices are part of your game plan! More
Step-by-Step Process for Making Strawberry Jam
Step-by-Step Process for Making Strawberry Jam - Videos Videos
The perfect jam requires a balance of quality fruit at the peak of ripeness, sugar and pectin. The best way to make jam is to give it a try; the video takes you through the process one step at a time. More
Does Your Business Need a Spotted Lanternfly Permit?
Does Your Business Need a Spotted Lanternfly Permit? - Articles Articles
Find out if your business or organization is required to have a Spotted Lanternfly permit in Pennsylvania. More
Figure 1: Western bean cutworm caterpillar, showing the distinctive longitudinal lines in its collar (or pronotum) behind its head. (Image Credit: Eric Bohnenblust, Penn State)
Caterpillars in Corn: Earworm, Western Bean Cutworm or Corn Borer? - Articles Articles
The end of the summer is a good time to scout for caterpillar damage in corn. What is present will tell you if you have pests that need to be managed next year. More
Problem weeds in a pasture setting. (Source: Penn State Extension)
Biennial and Perennial Weed Control is Best in the Fall - Articles Articles

Biennial and Perennial Weed Control is Best in the Fall

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

Take advantage of the application window late in the season. More
Organic bins and processing facility at Boyd Station. (Image Credit: Mary Barbercheck).
Boyd Station Serves Growing Market for Processed Organic Soybeans - News News
This Danville-area facility produces a variety of organic soybean products and offers incentives for farmers to transition to organic production. More
Figure 1. Wheat seed and young seedlings affected by Fusarium graminearum (white arrows). (Photo credit: Brandon Wilt, PSU-PPEM.)
Wheat and Barley Diseases: What is in Your Seed? - Articles Articles

Wheat and Barley Diseases: What is in Your Seed?

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

Seeds can serve as the vehicle for unwanted plant pathogens and weeds. Avoid the risks! More
This year precautions may need to be taken when harvesting corn silage that is too dry. (Source: Penn State Extension)
Harvesting Corn Silage at the Incorrect Moisture - News News
When corn silage fields dry too quickly there are a few strategies for ensuring proper ensiling of your forage. More
Palmer amaranth regrowth after crop harvest (Source: University of Delaware Weed Science)
Monitor Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp After Harvest - News News
Palmer amaranth and waterhemp can still set seed yet this fall even after harvest. Make sure to scout fields and control any escaped plants. More
Child Development Associate Credentialing Course
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Child Development Associate Credentialing Course

10/29/2018

Clearfield, PA

$150.00
A 20-week course designed to help participants complete the Child Development Associate (CDA) application process. More
Carbon County Annual Awards Dinner
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Carbon County Annual Awards Dinner

11/08/2018

Lehighton, PA

$17.00
Join us for our annual volunteer recognition dinner! More
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Weather Outlook for the Week of September 18, 2018 - News News
The remnants of Florence brought up to two inches of rain in areas. The rest of the week will be rather mild, but the first tastes of fall may arrive soon. More
Monroe County Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Banquet
Monroe County Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Banquet - Workshops Workshops

Monroe County Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Banquet

11/15/2018

Delaware Water Gap, PA

$27.00
Help us recognize and thank all of our Monroe County volunteers for their dedicated service! More
Adding value is about exceeding buyer expectation.
Value Added - What, Why, How? - Articles Articles
Sometimes I feel as though value-added is promoted as a certain road to success. To maintain and grow an economically viable business we would expect profitability. Value-added is not a risk-free path to achieving profits. More
"Week Old Chicks" by Jack Berry
Respiratory Diseases in Small Poultry Flocks - Articles Articles

Respiratory Diseases in Small Poultry Flocks

Eva Wallner-Pendleton, DVM, MS, ACPV

Poultry respiratory symptoms have many potential causes, some more serious than others. More
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