New producers and experience producers should plan to attend!
This Farm Energy Day program will provide overviews of a sampling of sustainable and renewable (“green”) energy issues as they relate to farmers and landowners in the region, with special attention to growing bioenergy crops, using on-farm solar energy, and increasing energy efficiency in farm operations.
This course provides participants with an overview of basic dairy technology and the manufacture of cultured dairy products, including buttermilk, sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, and cream cheese.
The 2014 Pennsylvania Poultry Sales & Service Conference - and - 86th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases will be held September 24-25 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania. The program addresses current issues that affect the entire poultry industry as well as specific educational breakout sessions that cover Avian Disease, Broiler production, Turkey production and Egg production. There is also the option to participate in a pre-conference clay pigeon shoot at Warriors Mark Wingshooting Lodge and Kennels on September 23, and will include shells, lunch, drinks, and prizes for participants.
Review and discuss consumer trends and conducting market research. Explore the many marketing opportunities available to small scale farmers. Cover the appropriate farm management techniques and practices.
Hear what it takes to raise beef, sheep or pigs on a few acres. Topics covered include housing, nutrition, health and breeding.
There was a time when most rural households would raise a pig or two every year for their own meat consumption. Pigs are efficient, grow quickly, and have a higher yield of meat than beef. In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of raising pigs and how to break down a carcass to familiar cuts of meat from an experienced butcher who will demonstrate butchering techniques and highlight different cuts of meat to utilize in your cooking to make the most of your livestock.
Learn the basics of soil’s physical, chemical and biological properties that lead to optimal plant growth.
The PA Grassland Evaluation Contest is an educational opportunity for PA high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs, or members of a high school affiliated club.
Get an introduction to growing vegetables...from growing seedlings to preparing beds, keeping out the weeds, and harvesting.
The class is for those who have an interest in possibly keeping bees or beginning beekeepers. No knowledge of beekeeping is necessary. The “Basics of Beekeeping” class will provide participants with information that will help them decide if keeping honey bees is right for them. Participants will see examples of a hive, hive parts, and beekeepers tools.
Farmstead and artisan dairy processors and others interested in cheese that take this course will gain knowledge of the materials and processes used to make specialty cheese and learn techniques to improve their business.
his one-day workshop addresses the principles of producing safe products to meet regulatory requirements. Participants in this workshop will gain knowledge of milk properties and factors key to producing quality dairy products. Elements of best operational practices and food safety plans are presented in a logical sequence to give dairy processors a starting point for developing their own written plans to meet regulatory guidelines.
Annual program for all youth 12 years of age and older and adults who enjoy learning or teaching youth about poultry. This Animal Science Department program is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry Association Harold Ford Foundation.