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Volunteers Needed for Philly Farm & Food Fest - April 13

March 31, 2014

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the 3rd Annual Philly Farm & Food Fest coming up on Sunday, April 13th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Full details are below!

3rd Annual Philly Farm & Food Fest
Sunday, April 13

11am - 4pm
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Police report various incidents

2 weeks 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incident: more»

DEP Invests $3.4 Million for Agricultural Outreach Program and Assistance

March 31, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a $3.4 million investment in an all-new agricultural outreach and assistance program, the Regional Agricultural Watershed Assessment Program, ...

DEP to Host Media Briefing About Deep Mine and Coal Refuse Bank Fires in Lackawanna County on April 4

March 31, 2014

DEP will host a media briefing about deep mine and coal refuse bank fires at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 4 at Carbondale City Hall, 1 N Main St., Carbondale. Information will be presented by DEP’s ...

Woman killed in I-80 crash

2 weeks 3 days ago

A Cleveland, Ohio, woman was killed in a crash at 6:20 a.m. Mar. 29 on Interstate 80.  more»

Police report various incidents

2 weeks 3 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents: more»

Police report various incidents

2 weeks 4 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

11:30 p.m. Mar. 22, Police reported that James Wacker, 44, of Williamsport, punched Eric Weymouth, 41, in the nose. Wacker was charged with harassment.  more»

Penn State Extension, 4-H marking Month of the Military Child

March 29, 2014

This April, Penn State Extension will help celebrate the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize the sacrifices made by military families and their children, with a variety of activities.

Presentation to mark anniversary of passenger pigeon's extinction

March 29, 2014

A noted endangered-species expert will speak at Penn State to mark the 100th anniversary of perhaps the most iconic extinction event in United States history -- the loss of the passenger pigeon.

Three alarm fire hits Williamsport area home

2 weeks 4 days ago

At around 4:30 PM Friday evening, Williamsport Bureau of Fire responded to 928 Elizabeth Street, Williamsport for a roof and attic fire. Once units arrived on scene, the 2nd alarm was quickly called. more»

A matter of taste: IT plays crucial role at Sensory Evaluation Center

March 28, 2014

Sensory technologists at Penn State use a range of information technologies to study the science of personal taste.

A matter of taste: IT plays crucial role at Sensory Evaluation Center

March 28, 2014

Sensory technologists at Penn State use a range of information technologies to study the science of personal taste.

Out of Africa: Thesis research takes Schreyer Scholar to Madagascar

March 28, 2014

After working in an archaeology lab her first semester on campus, senior Kate Thompson conducted her thesis research on lemurs in Madagascar this past summer. Unlike other travels abroad led by a Penn State faculty member or in the company of other students, Thompson went to Madagascar first with her professor and then alone in collaboration with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership. more»

Changes in rural poverty and politics the focus of April 9 talk

March 28, 2014

Cynthia "Mil" Duncan, research director for AGree, a food and agriculture policy program in Washington, D.C., will discuss the causes and persistence of rural poverty when she delivers the 2014 M.E. John Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The talk will take place at 2:30 p.m. more»

Changes in rural poverty and politics the focus of April 9 talk

March 28, 2014

Cynthia "Mil" Duncan, research director for AGree, a food and agriculture policy program in Washington, D.C., will discuss the causes and persistence of rural poverty when she delivers the 2014 M.E. John Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The talk will take place at 2:30 p.m. more»

Governor's School for the Ag Sciences back after five-year hiatus

March 28, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences, which will take place July 13 to Aug. 9 at Penn State's University Park campus. more»

Senator Scarnati Announces Pennsylvania Elk Drawing Moved to Elk County

March 28, 2014

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s annual Elk License Drawing will be held at the Elk County Visitor’s Center this summer, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The 2014 drawing will take place at the Elk County Visitor’s Center on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in conjunction with the Keystone Elk Country Alliance Elk Festival. more»

New Pennsylvania CSA Guides

March 28, 2014

PASA's Pennsylvania CSA Guides promote our members and Buy Fresh Buy Local® partners who offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. Thanks to all those farms that elected to be included in the guides this year!

FIND A CSA IN A PENNSYLVANIA REGION NEAR YOU!

Grace Lefever, founder of Sonnewald Natural Foods & PASA Member, Passes at the Age of 91

March 28, 2014

PASA was saddened to learn of Grace Lefever's passing earlier this week. Grace was a long-time member of PASA and she supported us in various ways; from teaching workshops to donating her beautiful finger paintings to our conference auction and to always be a smiling and generous face to see at our many events. more»

Stigmas, once evolutionarily sound, are now bad health strategies

March 28, 2014

Stigmatization may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases, but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans, according to Penn State researchers.

DEP Announces Hearing Dates for Hilcorp Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

March 28, 2014

Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the hearing sessions on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing order, received from Hilcorp Energy ...

Capital Days Bound!

March 27, 2014

It's that time of year again, Capital Days is quickly approaching.  Nervous, excited, anxious, right now that's me.  This will be my first Capital Days ever! It's crazy, that for as many years as I have attended SLC, I have never been to Capital Days. Any pointers for this weekend would be great!  I am completely over packed and ready to go.  Capital Days here I come! more»

Local Markets at Whole Foods Jenkintown - Vendors Needed

March 27, 2014

A message from Dana Mensah, Marketing Team Leader at Whole Foods Market - Jenkintown:

Hi local producers and artisans! more»

Niche Pork Survey - Participants Needed

March 27, 2014

Jamie Picardy is a graduate student of Ag, Food and Environment at Tufts University in Boston, MA.  She is researching both the production and consumption side of niche meat (pork in particular) for her dissertation, which is detailed more below. She is specifically collecting data on performance metrics at all life phases. more»

U.S. Reps. Glenn Thompson, Tim Ryan Introduce “Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act”

March 27, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) today introduced the bipartisan Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R. more»

Cover Crop Research Participants Needed

March 27, 2014

Abbe Hamilton is a student at Penn State University currently beginning a research project on the topic of cover crops. She is recruiting farmer participants now, for both this spring and next spring for her work - please read her full announcement below and be in touch with Abbe directly if you are interested in participating. more»

Scarnati: Natural Gas Energy Development Impact Fee Grants Awarded

March 27, 2014

Businesses and organizations in the 25th Senatorial District will receive more than $798,000 in state Natural Gas Energy Development Program grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshops in Northwest

March 27, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to attend one of three alternative fuels incentive ...

Clean Energy Wins Policy Roadmap puts renewables, efficiency front and center in Pennsylvania's energy conversation

April 16, 2014

"It's time for a meaningful conversation on energy," says report's lead author more»

Police report various incidents

2 weeks 6 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents: 

10 p.m. Feb. 20, Police reported that Danielle Cleary, 26, of Towanda, was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and crashed. Cleary was arrested for DUI.  more»

Police report various incidents

3 weeks 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Feb. 22 to Feb. 26, Police reported that Mandy Carstetter, 27, of Jersey Shore, passed 5 bad checks at Speedy's Inc. in Mifflin Township and was arrested.  more»

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshop in Bradford County

March 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to an alternative fuels incentive grant (AFIG) ...

DEP Awards $350,000 Grant for Construction of Drinking Water System in Lancaster County

March 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the award of a $350,000 grant to Leacock Township, Lancaster County, to assist with the construction of a new public water system.
DEP ...

Penn State's 2014 Goldwater Scholars announced

March 25, 2014

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program recently announced the complete list of winners for the 2014–15 academic year. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is a distinguished undergraduate scholarship initiative that provides up to $7,500 a year for college sophomores and juniors in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. more»

LG&E Introduces Natural Gas-Powered Truck at Magnolia Compressor Station

March 25, 2014

The cleaner-burning, economical fuel source makes good fit for local operations

Thompson-Cosponsored Bill to Extend Emergency Relief from Propane Crisis Becomes Law

March 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. – President Obama on Friday signed into law H.R. 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act, a bill cosponsored by U.S. more»

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