Cooperative Extension

The following are services provided by Penn State Cooperative Extension of Lebanon County.

Provide adult informal education to farm families related to:
  • Agronomy & field crops
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  • Corn, soybean, oat, barley and small grain
  • Dairy & Livestock
  • Alternative agricultural enterprises
  • Marketing opportunities and alternatives
  • Dairy herd health
Provide short classes and individual instruction about:
  • Vegetable production
  • Tree propagation
  • Turf/ornamental horticulture
  • Home grounds and gardening
  • Plant disease and pest identification

Source for soil testing kits.

Provide family education related to:
  • Human nutrition, health, and weight control
  • Food selection & preparation
  • Food safety and preservation
  • Family financial management - consumer issues
  • Family communication across generations
  • Child development
  • Child care provider training
  • Parent education
  • Coping skills for adults and youth

Youth development through the 4-H program, and school-based careers, embryology and plant science projects.

Water quality and quantity issues.

Home based business development.

Community awareness related to rural/urban interface and land use issues.


 Contact Information


Office Hours:
Monday through Friday - 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Many educational sessions available in evenings and weekends.

Mailing Address:
Lebanon County Office
Penn State Cooperative Extension
2120 Cornwall Road, Suite 1
Lebanon, PA 17042-9777

The office is located in the Lebanon Valley Agricultural Center, on the corner of the Lebanon Expo Center property - Cornwall and Rocherty Roads.

Phone Number:
(717) 270-4391

Fax Number:
(717) 675-2077

Web Page:

General E-mail:

Department Head:
Stephanie Shirk, Client Relationship Manager

Greg Gnatt, Business Operations Manager​​