Upcoming Regional Events
Business planning is a process that any entrepreneur can follow. Your Future in Focus: Business Planning is a series of webinars and face-to-face sessions designed specifically to lead farming and food entrepreneurs through the process of business planning.
Monday, October 3, 2016 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Exam: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
This free 7-week program will help prepare middle school-age youth and their families for the transition to middle school and the teen years. A fun opportunity to strengthen family communication and promote family bonding! Build on your family's strengths! Register now for the upcoming program!
This free 7-week program will help prepare middle school students and their families for the transition to the teen years. A fun opportunity to strengthen family communication and promote family bonding! Build on your family's strengths! Register now for the upcoming program!
Join our evening discussion about practical and sustainable methods for improving soil quality, and reducing inputs through cover cropping, intercropping, and composting with Teddy Moynihan, Co-owner of Plowshare Farms.
This free 7-week program will help prepare Bangor School District middle schoolers and their families for the transition to the teen years ahead. A fun opportunity to strengthen family communication and promote family bonding! Build on your family's strengths! Register now for the upcoming program!
Growing your own food is one of the most satisfying forms of gardening. In today’s economy, many are turning to their backyard vegetable plots to help lessen their grocery bills. Vegetable gardening provides the opportunity to select the varieties you like, provide healthy food options for you and your family, and grow food that is free from harmful pesticides. In almost every case, the flavor and texture of varieties you can grow far exceed the best grocery store produce.
The Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course short course is an exciting, four evening workshop that provides practical, hands-on experiences.
The Exploring the Small Farm Dream course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.
The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business, especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale through grocery stores, farm markets or restaurants.
Shade Trees and Flowering Trees will be covered during this workshop. Learn about native trees for a variety of landscape situations. Enjoy walking the preserve as the colors change and examine the details of trees up close to help with identification in the field.
Join the Bucks and Montgomery Counties Woodland Owners Association for this free full morning meeting.
Agriculture in Northampton County has many faces. Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to learn about local agriculture in Northampton County. This free annual event has been conducted in Northampton County for over 40 years. Visit as many farms as you would like during this tour. Bring your family, dress casually and enjoy the day talking with local farmers and learning about the different sides of agriculture. Saturday October 8th 1:00pm-5:00pm and Sunday October 9th 1:00pm-5:00pm.
Children, families and learners come in all styles. The 10th annual Lehigh Valley Early Care & Education Professional Development Day will assist early childhood educators in meeting the challenges they face every day.
Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and their families that will increase knowledge of healthy food choices and diabetes management. The classes offer healthy meal planning, food demonstrations, class discussions, and new physical activity choices. Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17 & 31 and Nov. 7 & 14, 2016.
This free 7-week program will help prepare Donegan Elementary School's 5th grade families for the transition to middle school and the teen years. A fun opportunity to strengthen family communication and promote family bonding! Build on your family's strengths! Register now for the upcoming program!
Professionals in the fields of public health, allied health and/or community leaders who have a strong commitment to starting a StrongWomen strength training program are invited to attend this Site Leader Training.
Agriculture in Lehigh County has many faces. Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to learn about local agriculture during the Open Gate Farm Tour sponsored by Penn State Extension in Lehigh County.
Join us to learn how broadleaf evergreen shrubs can add year-round structure, color, texture, and form to the landscape. Colorful flowers and fruits enhance the appeal of these garden stalwarts used as specimens and also in foundation, screening, and mixed border plantings.
The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that has been found in southeastern counties in Pennsylvania. There is an on-going effort to eradicate this potential pest. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) is seeking contractors to bid on tree removal, tree herbicide application and tree insecticide application.
This five week course is organized to give confidence to landscape contractors and garden enthusiasts who might be asked to do small designs for homeowners, but feel like they don't know how.
A facilitated review on how to analyze planting and sales records, data collection methods, food trends in popular culture, how to create harvest and planting calendars, plus much more!
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Nov. 14, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)--Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.
Monday, November 7, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Monday, November 14, 2016 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM) - Exam begins at 2:00 PM
During this field day, producers and managers can learn about vaccination strategies, castration techniques, and implanting calves.
Monday, November 14, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Monday, November 21, 2016 (9:00 - 11:00 AM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
Monday, December 5, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Monday, December 12, 2016 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 11:00 AM