Penn State Extension, Bucks County is offering a Sheep Management Course to teach the basics of raising sheep. If you have sheep, are thinking about getting some, or just want to learn more about them, this course is for you. You will learn the basics of sheep husbandry including feeding, health, lambing, reproduction and pasture management. More than 300 aspiring shepherds have completed this course in previous years.
The Penn State Extension-Bucks County Annual Meeting/Banquet was recently held at the Dublin Fire Hall, where 4-H families, Extension personnel, and local and state representatives gathered to enjoy a hearty meal and good conversation.
Penn State Extension – Bucks County will conduct a four-part beginning beekeepers course starting Tuesday, January 14th from 7:00-9:30pm at Neshaminy Manor Center, Doylestown.
The remaining classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings. There is a $35 registration fee, which includes an extensive reference packet. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Registration is now being accepted for the January 7, 2014 Green Industry Conference which will be held at Delaware Valley College. Go here http://goo.gl/KBNxpy to register. Or, if you prefer, call 610-489-4315 and ask for Lizette.
This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Neil Hendrickson from Bartlett Tee and Gary Koller, former director of the Arnold Arboretum. Breakout sessions will address hazard trees, Rose Rosette Disease, herbaceous plants for southeastern Pennsylvania, managing artificially turf and neonicotinoid insecticides.