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  • 'Herds and Her: Empowering Women in Dairy' Event

    Penn State Extension|Jun 20, 2024

    Dairy farmers and employees are invited to attend the “Herds and Her: Empowering Women in Dairy” event hosted by Penn State Extension from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 at the Central Milk Testing Laboratory at Penn State’s University Park campus. The workshop will gather women for an interactive boot camp-style workshop. Participants can gain practical knowledge to enhance their farm operations during this hands-on experience. Topics will include dairy reproductive anatomy for successful breeding programs, feeding for a healthy rumen to optimize pr...

  • Extension Workshop Focuses On Quality Of Sheep And Goat Meat Products

    Penn State Extension|Feb 13, 2020

    Are you curious about meat-quality characteristics and how to improve the meat produced by your sheep or goats? Would you like to learn more about how to add value to meat products produced by your farm? Find out more at the Sheep and Goat Meat Quality and Value-Added Products Workshop. The five-hour event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Penn State Extension office in Westmoreland County, 214 Donohoe Road, Greensburg. The workshop will include sessions on wholesale and retail cuts and factors that impact...

  • Ag Progress Days Provides Glimpse Into Science And Business Of Agriculture

    Penn State Extension|Aug 8, 2019

    Everything agriculture and more can be found at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, which kicks off Aug. 13 and continues through Aug. 15 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County. The event, one of the largest agricultural expos in the East, features 500 commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, guided research tours, family and youth activities, horse exhibitions, workshops, and the Pasto Agricultural Museum. There also are plenty of food vendors,...