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Penn State Extension is an educational network that gives people in Pennsylvania's 67 counties access to the University's resources and expertise.
Helps individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Pennsylvania with information and a broad range of educational programs designed to:Support productive, profitable, and competitive businesses and a strong agriculture and food systemStrengthen families, children and youth, and the elderlyBuild caring, safe, and healthy communitiesEnsure the long-term vitality of Pennsylvania's natural resourcesEnable people to better understand and deal with complex public issues
What is Extension?
It is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state and county governments. Through this county-based partnership, Penn State Extension educators, faculty, and local volunteers work together to share unbiased, research-based information with local residents.
Here are just a few of the many ways Penn State Extension can help:
IndividualsManaging time and stressEnhancing employment opportunitiesMaintaining your homeImproving nutrition, diet, and healthDeveloping the potential of youth through 4-HBecoming a master gardenerImproving the lives of the elderly
FamiliesManaging family resourcesMaking sound and economical nutrition and food choicesPreparing and preserving food safelyImproving your parenting skillsCaring for children and seniorsBalancing work and familyGardening and landscaping
BusinessesIncreasing agricultural profitabilityEvaluating community and regional resourcesDelivering quality child careCertifying food safetyTroubleshooting production problemsStarting home-based businessesPreparing tax forms properlyUsing technology appropriatelySupporting the food and forest products industries
CommunitiesStrengthening community leadershipRevitalizing communities through economic developmentExpanding and retaining businessesEducating county and local officialsImproving community relationsManaging water, soil, and forest resourcesPromoting cooperation among agencies