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Upcoming Regional Events

August 2017

When: August 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Extension Educators Ruth Benner and Sandy Feather will lead a weed identification walk through the Homewood Cemetery.

When: August 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Beaver, PA

Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You is a series of four classes that will introduce you to the lifestyle, history, and culture of the Mediterranean region.

September 2017

When: September 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Cranberry Twp, PA

Sept. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Dec. 1, 2017 (10:00 AM)

When: September 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Cranberry, PA

Tues., Sept. 5, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: September 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Farrell, PA

Sept., 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017 (1:00 - 3:30 PM) | Follow-Up: Nov. 29, 2017 (1:00 PM)

When: September 7, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ambridge, PA

The Exploring the Small Farm Dream course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.

When: September 8, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Find out more about what is involved in raising sheep or goats at this meeting that covers a wide variety of aspects related to production.

When: September 9, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Butler, PA

Whether you have canned for many years or would like to try canning for the first time, we invite you, your family, and friends to attend our Home Canning Workshop to learn the most up-to-date information on home canning.

When: September 13, 2017, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Wexford, PA

The Professional Pest Managers School is a one-day pesticide update session that provides research-based information for applicators and offers a wide variety of trainings for licensed pesticide applicators.

When: September 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: New Castle, PA

Weds., Sept. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Weds., Sept. 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam will begin at 1:00 PM.

When: September 18, 2017 8:30 AM to September 20, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Mercer, PA

The Preventive Controls for Animal Feed workshop provides the credentials to meet the FDA requirements for development and implementation of a modern, preventive, and risk-based system for food safety, as stated within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.

When: September 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Producers will meet at Crosswind Farms to discuss how to feed and manage cows through the winter months.

When: September 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Ambridge, PA

Preparing food in large quantities is different than food preparation in the home. Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling program helps non-profit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event.

When: September 30, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Beef cattle management strategies as they relate specifically to operations grazing growing calves will be discussed.

When: September 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Beaver, PA

The Self-Guided Farm Tour will highlight farms located in the southwest region of Beaver County in the Clinton, Hookstown, and Independence Township areas.

October 2017

When: October 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Allegheny County Master Gardener Training will run on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00PM, October-April. Applications are accepted until August 31st. Location: the Penn State Center Pittsburgh.

When: October 2, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Schedule with dates, topics and speakers included.

When: October 3, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Mercer, PA

Tues., Oct. 3, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Tues., Oct. 10, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Basic Training for Master Gardeners is to be held beginning in October 2017 for those wishing to serve the Armstrong and Indiana County areas. Registration are due by August 7, 2017.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Butler, PA

Are you fascinated by gardening? Do you enjoy sharing your gardening knowledge with others? You may be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program!

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Franklin, PA

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who support Penn State Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture.

When: October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Thurs., Oct. 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Thurs., Oct. 26, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: October 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Mercer, PA

The Exploring the Small Farm Dream course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.

When: October 25, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Beaver, PA

Weds., Nov. 1, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Weds., Nov. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam will begin at 1:00 PM.

November 2017

When: November 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Butler, PA

Tues., Nov. 7, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam will begin at 1:00 PM.

When: November 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Kittanning, PA

Thurs., Nov. 9, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

December 2017

When: December 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Mon., Dec. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: December 13, 2017 8:30 AM to December 14, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Mercer, PA

Penn State Extension is partnering with the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) to hold High Tunnel Production Basics & Biointensive Tomato Production.