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Fiscal Impacts of Different Land Uses: The Pennsylvania Experience in 2006
Fiscal Impacts of Different Land Uses: The Pennsylvania Experience in 2006 - Articles Articles
This publication uses the experiences of selected Pennsylvania townships to illustrate the potential fiscal impacts of different land uses. More
Good communication between farmers and neighbors can keep relations positive.
Finding the Common Ground: Good Neighbor Relations: Advice and Tips from Farmers - Articles Articles
Land development is bringing residential development into agricultural areas. New residents may have misconceptions about farms, and conflicts can arise between farm and nonfarm neighbors. More
Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 1-What Do We Do Now?
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Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 1-What Do We Do Now?

Walt Whitmer, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

This workbook takes the necessary first step of asking the question: "What are we doing now?" More
Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 2-What Shapes Our Future?
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Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 2-What Shapes Our Future?

Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., Walt Whitmer

This workbook helps to better understand the larger context and environment in which a group exists and the forces that might affect its future. More
Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 3-What Are We Going to Do?
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Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 3-What Are We Going to Do?

Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., Walt Whitmer, William Shuffstall

This workbook helps review or create a mission and vision statement, identify and prioritize group goals, and match those goals to the group's organizational structure. More
Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 4-Making It Happen
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Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 4-Making It Happen

Walt Whitmer, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

This action plan will provide you with the road map you'll need to stay on course, ensure accountability, and evaluate your successes. Strategic planning without this step is a waste of time. More
Choosing Our Direction: A Primer on Strategic Planning and Visioning
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Choosing Our Direction: A Primer on Strategic Planning and Visioning

Walt Whitmer, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., William Shuffstall

This booklet will help explain strategic planning, including who should be involved, what needs to be done to make it successful, and whether an organization is ready to undertake such an effort. More
Many people choose to live in the country because they cherish the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, and the beauty of nature.
Country Living: A Guide for Homeowners - Articles Articles

Country Living: A Guide for Homeowners

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

This article will help people living in or considering a move to the country understand the basics about how government and community services and utilities work in rural areas in Pennsylvania. More
Understanding the Homestead and Farmstead Exclusions
Understanding the Homestead and Farmstead Exclusions - Articles Articles
In November 1997, Pennsylvania voters approved a change in the Commonwealth constitution to allow a method of real property tax relief, a homestead exclusion, to be implemented in Pennsylvania. More
Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture
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Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

When you live in the country, a basic understanding of agriculture's contribution to the community is useful. More
Downtown Business Communities and Marcellus Shale Development in PA
Downtown Business Communities and Marcellus Shale Development in PA - Articles Articles
Insights of a survey on how PA's downtown business communities are responding to the opportunities and challenges arising from the development of Marcellus shale. More
Pennsylvania's Gas Rush: Issues, Opportunities, and Education
Pennsylvania's Gas Rush: Issues, Opportunities, and Education - Articles Articles
Penn State Extension recognized how important an issue gas exploration could be for Pennsylvania landowners and communities. More
Marcellus Shale Development and PA School Districts
Marcellus Shale Development and PA School Districts - Articles Articles
This article discusses what the growing Marcellus shale gas industry means for school districts by looking at Act 1 of Special Session 2005-2006 and its implications for augmenting school revenues. More
State Tax Implications of Marcellus Shale
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Development of Marcellus shale natural gas in Pennsylvania has brought with it many changes. More
Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Susquehanna and Washington Counties Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Susquehanna and Washington Counties - Articles
This article provides insights from a study on municipal governments in Susquehanna and Washington Counties that have been experiencing significant Marcellus shale gas development. More
Triploid grass carp are one potential management strategy for aquatic plants in your pond
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Using Grass Carp to Control Aquatic Plants

Bryan Swistock, Jennifer R Fetter, Amy Galford, James Andrew Clark

This information explains how to use grass carp for biological aquatic vegetation control. More
Common Water Test Parameters Related to Natural Gas Drilling
Common Water Test Parameters Related to Natural Gas Drilling - Articles Articles
Water test reports of water near gas drilling activity generally have these common parameters. More
A small roadside spring located along a state forest road in northcentral Pennsylvania.
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Roadside Springs

Bryan Swistock, Susan Boser, Mark Madden, Diane Oleson, M.S., Amy Galford, Gary William Micsky, James Andrew Clark

This article discusses a research study on the water quality and use of numerous roadside springs across Pennsylvania. More
Leaf miner damage
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Leaf Miners

Norma Jeanne Young

If you are seeing white meandering tunnels in your beet, spinach and chard leaves you are not familiar with, read on for management tips. More
Common Drinking Water Problems and Solutions
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Common Drinking Water Problems and Solutions

Bryan Swistock, James Andrew Clark

A listing of symptoms in water (color, smell, taste), the common causes, and possible solutions to common drinking water problems. More
Photo: Elizabeth Bush, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org - vole Microtus spp. flowering dogwood, Damage: dieback and off color foliage
Vole Control in Overwintering Nursery Stock - Articles Articles
You know the situation…you and your crew spent days cleaning, pruning and moving perennial and nursery stock into your overwintering houses. More
Glass of water
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The Water We Drink

Jennifer R Fetter, James Andrew Clark

Written for youth in grades 6-12, this tool introduces public and private water systems and includes an activity on how to read a water quality test report. More
Beekeeping - Honey Bees
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Beekeeping - Honey Bees

Maryann Frazier, Tom Butzler, Lynn Kime, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Honey bees can be managed to produce many products, but they are even more valued for the major role they play in pollination of agricultural crops. More
Water Saving Tips
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Water Saving Tips

Norma Jeanne Young

Water-efficient gardening includes seven basic principles that are easy to employ while they increase the value of your home, plus save you time, water and money. More
Dairy cows
Pennsylvania Dairy Farms and Marcellus Shale, 2007-2010 - Articles Articles
This article examines trends in dairy production and cow numbers in relation to drilling activity. More
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