The 2016 Spring Orchard Meetings Are Scheduled!

The 2016 Spring Orchard Meetings Are Scheduled! — Tree Fruit Production — Penn State Extension Penn State Extension has planned ten educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this spring, beginning April 14. It’s time to choose your location! A developing apple cluster prior to thinning. Photo: Tom Ford These meetings are being held in …

The Penn State Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory

The Penn State Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory provides a wide range of testing programs for soils, water, plants, biosolids and other agricultural materials. The Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory is part of The Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Sciences. Our goal is to promote practical, innovative, and affordable solutions to existing and emergent issues related …

Governor Wolf Meets with 4-H Students to Discuss His Commitment to Agriculture

March 09, 2016 Harrisburg, PA – This afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf met with 4-H students to discuss his commitment to agriculture and to the land grant system in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf’s proposed 2016-17 budget includes a five percent increase, or an additional $2.4 million, for the Agricultural College Land Scrip Fund. This is the largest …

Best Milking Practices Result in High Quality

Best Milking Practices Result in High Quality — Clarion County — Penn State Extension Ginger Fenton, Penn State Dairy Educator, presented the workshop and hands-on training. Proper milking techniques and milking practices lead to a higher quality product and, at the same time, protect the health of the cow. Thirteen dairy producers, farm managers, and …

Water and Septic Workshop Protects Homeowners

Water and Septic Workshop Protects Homeowners — Clarion County — Penn State Extension The goal is protecting Warren County residents’ health and property, as well as the community’s shared ground and surface water resources. Many rural Northwest PA residents use wells, springs, and cisterns for their water supply and on-lot septic systems to treat and …