AgConnect’s Jodi Gauker featured on Farm Living Podcast

September 26, 2016

Jodi Gauker does, in fact, wear many hats. In addition to her duties as program manager for CCEDC’s AgConnect Program, she also helps run her family business – Gauker Farms, and is mom to Callie, a vivacious almost 2 year-old. Recently she was interviewed for the “2 Weird Hungry Girls” podcast.

Legal Guide for Using Food Scraps As Animal Waste Released

August 23, 2016

“Leftovers for Livestock: A Legal Guide for Using Food Scraps as Animal Feed“, published by University of Arkansas and Harvard’s Food Law & Policy Clinic, is a legal guide to using food scraps as animal feed. It covers all applicable state and federal laws regarding using different kinds of food waste, such as brewers grains,… Read More >

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary drops in on the Middletown Grange Fair to honor longtime volunteer and former fair director

August 22, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016 By Jeff Werner: WRIGHTSTOWN TOWNSHIP >> State Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding dropped in on the Middletown Grange Fair on Friday to personally deliver a proclamation to a special friend of the fair. After watching Bucks County 4H members show off their prized Holstein cows, Redding stepped into the fair’s… Read More >

Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Health & Safety offering FREE Safety Webinars in August

August 1, 2016

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Health & Safety Division will be offering the following free safety WEBINARS in August, 2016: Emergency Action Plans Tuesday, August 2nd at 1:30pm Dealing with Angry People Wednesday, August 3rd at 9:30am Workplace Violence Wednesday, August 3rd at 1:30pm Machine Guarding Thursday, August 4th at 9:30am Safety Committee Leadership Thursday,… Read More >

Greener Partners Tri-State CRAFT Schedule: 7 Field Days Remain!

July 14, 2016

The 2016 CRAFT season is in full swing! 7 field days remain and will explore some great farming topics so mark your calendars! The line up this year incorporates old favorites along with several new additions to deepen your agricultural knowledge and build community. Field days are FREE to interns, apprentices, volunteers and farming friends. July 20th Rodale Institute… Read More >

Locust Lane Brewery in Malvern Seeking Farms Interested In Spent Grain

July 11, 2016

Locust Lane Brewery, 50 Three Tun Rd. in Malvern, is looking to start production in late fall 2016.  They are looking for farmers that might be interested in taking the spent grain for free. Weekly weight will be around 1,000 lbs dry weight when at full production.  It will be about 33% less to start… Read More >

New View Farm in Mansfield to hold Commercial Aquaponics Training

July 7, 2016

New View Farm, a Certified Naturally Grown farm, located in Mansfield, PA will be hosting a commercial aquaponic training September 26-30, 2016. All the nuts and bolts of starting a system for anyone that wants to grow food, whether for your family or to do it on a commercial scale. Learn how to grow year-round… Read More >

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel

June 14, 2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities in 39 states. USDA continues to lead the way in promotion of advanced biofuel production, from implementing the revised Farm Billbio-refinery program to the launching… Read More >

AgConnect attends DVGBC Zero Waste Presentation and Clean Energy Tour

May 24, 2016

AgConnect Program Coordinator, Katie Poppiti,  recently attended the “Zero Waste Presentation & Clean Energy Tour” hosted by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council and Delaware Nature Society. The group toured two of the Delaware Nature Society’s four locations: the Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin and Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville, Delaware. The tour started at… Read More >