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Upcoming Regional Events

June 2017

When: June 2, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

It's time to explore the true value of emotional literacy in supporting young children's emotional development!

When: June 6, 2017 9:00 AM to June 8, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Instruction at the Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber Short Course will include lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Wood moisture relations, kiln operation, lumber handling and storage, and drying schedule preparation will be emphasized in relation to drying of hardwood lumber.

When: June 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: State College, PA

Thurs., June. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., June 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM) - Exam begins at 12:30 PM.

When: June 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This tour will be held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs which hosts research projects for agronomic and horticultural crops.

When: June 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Brookville, PA

June 16, 23; July 7, 2017 (10:00 - 11:00 AM); Follow-Up: Sept. 19, 2017 (10:00 AM)

When: June 19, 2017 12:00 PM to June 23, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Brookville, PA

The Oak SILVAH training session is an intensive five-day workshop designed to give participants a comprehensive knowledge about forest ecology and management of mixed oak forests.

When: June 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Bellefonte, PA

Examinations for commercial and public nutrient management specialists are administered by the Department of Agriculture.

When: June 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Spring Mills, PA

Joel Myers is retired NRCS state agronomist, who farms with his brother Don on the family’s farm near Spring Mills, Centre County. The Myers are passionate about building and maintaining the productivity of the soils on their farm. They are strong proponents of no-till cropping systems, diverse crop rotations, and inclusion of cover crops whenever they can be included into their rotations.

When: June 23, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Have you taken a close look at the environments and routines you’ve created for young children?

When: June 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Did you know many horses on your farm may have good immunity to small strongly? Do you know how to determine which horses are high shedders? Do you know if you have resistance to any de-worming products you currently use? Join us for this workshop to learn how to manage parasite resistance on your farm.

When: June 26, 2017, 9:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Join us for the Woody Plant ID - Flowering Trees Advanced Certification track to learn about the identification and usage of twenty-five flowering trees that are hardy in Pennsylvania.

When: June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: State College, PA

Join us at the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden for the Pollinator track, a day filled with informative pollinator sessions.

When: June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Join us for the Plant Problem Diagnostic track to become better equipped to answer home gardening questions.

When: June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Join us for the Cultivating Community Gardens track to learn about the many benefits of community gardens.

When: June 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

This basic workshop is designed for nutrient management and conservation planning specialists in both private and public sectors to provide "hands-on" training in the use of PAOneStop, an online system that provides farm mapping and planning tools for use in nutrient management, manure management, and Ag E&S plan development.

When: June 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Saint Marys, PA

Thurs., June 29, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., July 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Du Bois, 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.

July 2017

When: July 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

This half-day workshop will provide practical and theoretical training covering topics in renewable energy and sustainability systems.

When: July 29, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Master Gardener Sue Weiland and Yellow Creek State Park Educator Lisa Meadows present a free workshop on how to attract pollinators such as butterflies, bees, insects and birds to your back yard using native flowers, plants and trees.

August 2017

When: August 3, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: State College, PA

Thurs., Aug. 3, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., Aug. 10, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:30 PM) - Exam to begin at 12:30 PM.

When: August 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Altoona, PA

Mon., Aug. 7, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Aug. 14, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: August 15, 2017 9:00 AM to August 17, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition, is held annually during three days in August.

When: August 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Ag Progress Days, Livestock Evaluation Center Conference Room

When: August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Are you a gardening and landscaping enthusiast? A native plant pro? A container veggie grower? Master Gardeners in Centre County coordinate a vibrant suite of projects and programs throughout the year.

When: August 29, 2017
Where: University Park, PA

This is the FSPCA workshop that provides the necessary credentials to become a PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual) for the development and implementation of HACCP based systems as part of FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.

When: August 29, 2017 8:00 AM to August 31, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Wilcox, PA

The Allegheny Hardwood SILVAH training session is an intensive 3-day workshop designed to give participants comprehensive knowledge about forest ecology and management of Allegheny hardwood and Northern hardwood forests.

September 2017

When: September 5, 2017 9:00 AM to September 6, 2017 3:30 PM
Where: Bellefonte, PA

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: September 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Brookville, PA

Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017 (1:00 - 2:00 PM); Follow-Up: Dec. 7 , 2017 (1:00 PM)

When: September 11, 2017 5:00 PM to September 12, 2017 8:30 PM
Where: University Park, PA

New producers and experienced producers should plan to attend a Sheep Shearing Workshop!

When: September 12, 2017 9:00 AM to September 15, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

The Hardwood Lumber Grading Short Course is designed to benefit anyone involved in the lumber industry who needs a basic understanding of hardwood lumber grades.

When: September 12, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: State College, 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 19, 2017
Where: University Park, PA

Gain knowledge of the materials and processes used to make cultured dairy products.

October 2017

When: October 3, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
When: October 4, 2017 8:30 AM to October 5, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Spring Mills, PA

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

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 or Indiana County areas.

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

Penn State Extension in Blair County is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Penn State Extension Master Gardener Basic Training Program.

When: October 6, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Spring Mills, PA

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: October 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: State College, PA

Thurs., Oct. 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., Oct. 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:30 PM) - Exam to begin at 12:30 PM.

When: October 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Mill Hall, PA

This basic workshop for commercial and public nutrient management specialists provides an introduction to soil properties, soil quality and soil hydrology with a specific focus on how they affect liquid manure application with irrigation and injection equipment.

When: October 24, 2017 9:00 AM to October 26, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Bellefonte, PA

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: October 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Mill Hall, PA

Penn State Extension in Clinton County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners.

November 2017

When: November 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ebensburg, PA

Mon., Nov. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: November 13, 2017
Where: University Park, PA

This 4 day course begins with a focus on the materials used for cheese making. Knowledge of milk composition and milk microbiology combined with good sanitation practices form the foundation for consistent manufacture of high quality cheese.

When: November 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Brookville, PA

Nov. 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, 2017 (6:00 - 7:00 PM); Follow-Up: Feb. 13, 2018 (6:00 PM)

When: November 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Altoona, PA

Mon., Nov. 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Dec. 4, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

December 2017

When: December 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: State College, PA

Thurs., Dec. 7, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., Dec. 14, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:30 PM) - Exam to begin at 12:30 PM.

When: December 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Bellefonte, PA

Examinations for commercial and public nutrient management specialists are administered by the Department of Agriculture.