Tis’ the Season to Scraped Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses Be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly egg masses! ABC27 along with Deputy Communications Director, Jay Losiewicz, explain what to do if you spot an egg mass. Learn MoreTop-Performing Bulls to Sell In 50th Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center Auction; Grants Available for PA Beef Producers
Top-Performing Bulls to Sell In 50th Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center Auction; Grants Available for PA Beef Producers Beef producers will have an opportunity to buy some of the best genetics in the Northeast during the annual PA Performance-Tested Bull Sale at Pennsylvania’s Livestock Evaluation Center in Pennsylvania Furnace in Centre County on Friday, March 31 at noon. Pennsylvania beef producers can apply for $1,000 grants from the state-supported Center for Beef Excellence to help finance purchase of a bull.Read More
200 Pennsylvania Residents Impacted by Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Visit Health Resource Center in First Two Days The Shapiro Administration continued its efforts to provide a whole-of-government response to the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, by opening a Health Resource Center for residents of Beaver and Lawrence counties who have health concerns or other questions following the derailment on February 3, 2023. Read More
Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority Seeking Public Input on Community Engagement Efforts The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority is asking Pennsylvanians to provide input on the stakeholder engagement process for developing two plans: the State Digital Equity Plan and the Commonwealth’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Five-Year Action Plan.Read More
Pennsylvania Ranks Third Nationally in Trout Value of Sales The total value of fish sales received by trout growers in Pennsylvania totaled $7.37 million for 2022, an increase of 3% from 2021. Pennsylvania accounted for 7% of the total value of fish sold in the United States, ranking Pennsylvania third nationally.Read More
Samantha Johnson, Director of Aquaponic Programs at Commonwealth Charter Academy, provided PA Department of Ag staff with a tour of their AgWorks facility. This educational and experimental closed-loop aquaponics system is equipped with a variety of fish tanks, raised beds, and grow towers.
Deputy Secretary for Animal Health and Food Safety, Jeff Warner, recently visited the Bald Eagle Area High School FFA Chapter in Bellefonte, PA to discuss the new product development and commercialization strategies utilized by major consumer packaged goods companies.
Each year, we honor National Invest in Veterans Week and the many aspiring and established veteran business owners that provide contributions to the economy. Show your support by purchasing the fruits of their labor!See More
Creameries Encouraged to Participate in 2023 PA Ice Cream Trail The Center for Dairy Excellence, PA Preferred®, and the Pennsylvania Tourism Office are once again seeking creameries to participate in the 2023 Pennsylvania “Scooped” Ice Cream Trail program. The PA Ice Cream Trail is designed to increase consumer awareness of locally produced dairy products and drive state-wide traffic to PA Preferred® creameries.Read More
PA WoodMobile Coordinator Position Available The Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council is currently searching for a WoodMobile Coordinator. The Pennsylvania WoodMobile will be scheduled to exhibit at approximately 70-90 events throughout the Commonwealth during the spring, summer, and fall. Approximately 90,000 citizens will experience the program annually, including approximately 13,000 students.Apply Today
Tips for Applying for Grants Preparing to apply for a grant? It’s important to learn the “do’s and don’ts” when applying for these grants. Having an understanding of these best practices could mean the difference between being awarded the grant or not.Read More
USDA Seeking Applications to Expand Conservation Assistance to Underserved Producers The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for projects that will improve outreach to underserved producers and underserved communities about conservation programs and services and opportunities for students to pursue careers in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences.Read More
Scholarship Program Now Open for Students Pursing Careers in Dairy The annual Student Leader Scholarship program is now open for undergraduate students, including college students and high school seniors, who are pursuing a career in a dairy-related field. Deadline: Apply by May 1, 2023Apply Today