Fish Stocking Sale Held in Susquehanna County

Photo provided by Susquehanna County Conservation District.

Photo provided by Susquehanna County Conservation District.

Susquehanna County Conservation District held its annual Fish Stocking Sale, a youth education fundraiser, last Sunday. This fundraiser has been held for many years. Thirty-four customers purchased over 1,000 fish. They sold over 200 bluegill sunfish, 65 pounds of fathead minnows, 10 koi fish, over 300 largemouth bass, and almost 250 rainbow trout.

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Last Chance for Joint Annual Conference Early-birds

earlybirdThe early-bird discount for the PACD/SCC Joint Annual Conference expires this Wednesday, June 29. That’s only three more days to take advantage of the $10 daily, early-bird discount! The conference takes place July 27-28 at the Ramada Conference Center in State College, PA. Click here to register and find out more.

                                         

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Beaver, Indiana, and Westmoreland Districts Head to Clinton County to Learn About Soil Health

Submitted by Beaver County Conservation District

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Dan Griffith, Jeff Leindecker, Lisa Blazure, and Jim Harbach examine the soil characteristics in corn planted into rolled rye. Photo taken by Leya Ramer.

On June 9, 2016, Jeff Leindecker, Leya Ramer, and Dan Griffith from Beaver County, Indiana County, and Westmoreland Conservation Districts (respectively) met with Lisa Blazure of Clinton County Conservation District at Schrack Farms in Loganton, Clinton County, to exchange ideas and information, and observe soil health in action. The operation is a 1,000 head dairy with 2,200 crop acres, many of which have been no-tilled for forty years with the addition of cover crops in the last five years.

Click here to read more.

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Ag Progress Days 2016 Volunteers Needed

APDPlease consider volunteering to help at the conservation district exhibit at the 2016 Pennsylvania State University Agricultural Progress Days.

Ag Progress Days is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College, PA, and features the latest technology and research exhibits, educational programs, and guided tours.

About 60% of the 45,000 expected to attend are actively engaged in agriculture or related activities. With so many farming families from across Pennsylvania at this event, it’s a great opportunity to call attention to the work and programs done at the districts.

This year’s event will be held August 16-18, 2016. Volunteers are needed for the shifts listed below. Send your name and contact information to tfisher@pacd.org or call 717-238-7223 with questions or to schedule your shift.

Tuesday Aug. 16: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (1 volunteer needed)
Tuesday Aug. 16: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (2 volunteer needed)
Wednesday Aug. 17: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (2 volunteer needed)
Wednesday Aug. 17: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (2 volunteer needed)
Wednesday Aug. 17: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (2 volunteer needed)
Thursday Aug. 18: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (2 volunteer needed)
Thursday Aug. 18: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (filled)

A final volunteer schedule, parking passes and other show information will be sent to volunteers when available. For more information on Ag Progress Days go to their website at http://agsci.psu.edu/apd.

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