COVID-19 canceled the 2020 Keystone International Livestock Exposition, but at least one important component of the 64th annual Harrisburg-based event lived on.
Visitors to the virtual Ag Progress Days can step back in time by listening to the museum’s podcast “I Remember Ag Progress Days: An Oral History Project” throughout the four-day event. Each of the persons interviewed is a friend of the museum. Read more
According to the US Department of Energy, Americans use 1.2 billion gallons of gasoline for lawn mowing annually. Besides lawnmower exhaust contributing to air pollution, some of that gasoline gets spilled as we attempt to fill our mowers, adding more pollutants to our waterways. Read more
We all know that the bee in all its 437 Pennsylvania varieties is the dominant pollinator for flowering plants in the Keystone State. But do you know the second most important pollinator? Is it the butterfly? The moth? Beetle? Hummingbird? Maybe the ant ... not likely. Read more
There are more than a million private wells in Pennsylvania, which is the only state to have no regulations on how wells should be constructed. There are state guidelines on how the state’s abandoned wells should be properly closed, but hardly anybody observes them. Read more
As part of their ownership goals, woodland owners may want or need to harvest trees from their woods. Understanding the value of those trees is generally the first step in the process. Read more
The Lebanon Area Fair, held for more than 50 years, knew it could not run a normal fair with a midway, track events, rides or shows, but the board found a way to support its exhibits and keep at least a small portion of what is called Lebanon County’s “best local event” viable during the pandemic health guidelines that make large public gatherings like fairs impossible to run now. Read more