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Garden

Keeping it Green: Is grass really that interesting?

By TOM BUTZLER (Editors Note: This article is the ninth in a series exploring professional opportunities for Penn State Extension agricultural educators during the 2019 summer.) I enjoy being around plants. And luckily, my job allows a lot of interaction with them, particularly vegetables ...

Keeping it Green: High on hops

By TOM BUTZLER (Editor’s Note: This article is the eighth in a series exploring professional opportunities for Penn State Extension agricultural educators during the 2019 summer.) A few years ago, several Penn State extension educators and specialists received a grant for a one-acre hop ...

Keeping it Green: Grow it, and they will come

(Editor’s Note: This article is the seventh in a series exploring professional opportunities for Penn State Extension agricultural educators during the 2019 summer.) By TOM BUTZLER Day 2 in our horticulture tours of Oregon’s Willamette Valley started off at Oregon State University’s ...

The research behind the horticulture industry

By Tom Butzler (Editors Note: This article is the sixth in a series exploring professional opportunities for Penn State Extension agricultural educators during the 2019 summer.) The horticulture industry in Oregon is big business, over $1 billion. As with any industry, there are challenges ...

A green reminder

By Quentin Stocum What in the world are we thinking of and why do we do this? We go and buy a live tree, yes, for some reason we shell out good money for something that is going to dry out and leave needles, only to be discovered months later, quite often when you are in your stocking feet. ...

A botanical wonderland

By Tom Butzler (Editors Note: This article is the fifth in a series exploring professional opportunities for Penn State Extension agricultural educators during the 2019 summer.) In last week’s column, I briefly described our first day of touring Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Rest was ...

Keeping it Green: Go west, horticulture educators

By TOM BUTZLER (Editor: This article is the fourth in a series exploring professional opportunities for Penn State Extension agricultural educators during the 2019 summer.) In the previous columns, I wrote about my June professional development tour of agricultural operations in Centre ...

Keeping it Green: Agriculture and the alcohol industry

By Tom Butzler (Editors Note: This article is the third in a series exploring professional opportunities for Penn State Extension agricultural educators during the 2019 summer.) In the first two installments of this series, I wrote about my June professional development tour of agricultural ...

Keeping it Green: Sampling of Centre County’s ag efforts

(Editors Note: This article is the second in a series exploring professional opportunities for Penn State Extension agricultural educators during the 2019 summer.) By Tom Butzler In the first installment of this series, I wrote about my June professional development tour of agricultural ...