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Upcoming Regional Events

July 2017

When: July 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Women Rooted in Agriculture is designed to provide education to women in the agriculture industry. This educational serious will touch upon topics that women face day to day and also help them grow their business.

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 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Children who experience adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) face an increased risk for social-emotional, physical and mental health issues.

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 9, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

The Landscaping Field Day is a one-day event will provide professional turf and landscape managers with educational opportunities geared toward the green industry. The Field Day features tours and hands-on activities at the Penn State Arboretum and nearby facilities.

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 15, 2017, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dairy producers and industry professionals are invited to join us at Ag Progress Days for a bus tour of Evergreen Farms Heifer Barn facility. You must pre-register for this event.

When: August 15, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Clearfield, PA

Tues., Aug. 15, 22, 29; Sept. 5 & 12, 2017 (5:30 - 8:00 PM); Follow-Up: Nov. 14, 2017 (5:30 PM)

When: August 16, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Du Bois, PA

Weds., Aug. 16, 23, 30; Sept. 6 & 13, 2017 (5:30 - 8:00 PM); Follow-Up: Nov. 15, 2017 (5:30 PM)

When: August 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Children and youth are born ready to explore. Many schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs now emphasize an inquiry-based style of learning. What does it take to support OST active STEM experiences?

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.

When: August 30, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

At Agronomic Pesticide Applicator School, Penn State Extension Specialists and Educators will provide the latest information on disease, insect, and weed management, in addition to pesticide safety education.

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 6, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health.

When: September 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health.

When: September 7, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health.

When: September 7, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health.

When: September 7, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health.

When: September 7, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health.

When: September 11, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Boalsburg, PA

Informational Meeting: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Nov. 29, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

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 7:00 AM to September 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: State College, PA

The 2017 Pennsylvania Poultry Sales & Service Conference - and - 89th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases is a two-day annual conference that touches on general topics important in the industry today, along with a NECAD session and breakout sessions for turkeys, layers, and broilers.

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, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: State College, PA

Informational Meeting: Thurs., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 12 - Nov. 30, 2017 (10:00 - 11:00 AM)

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 13, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Informational Meeting: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 13 - Dec. 11, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

When: September 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:05 PM
Where: State College, PA

The Nutrition Links Annual Conference builds skills for educators and health professionals who work with families to provide education about nutrition, food selection, and food behavior. This year we will explore all about fruits and vegetables—at the market, at school, at the food pantry, or at home.

When: September 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Altoona, PA

Wed. & Fri., Sept. 13 - Dec. 8, 2017 (10:00 - 11:00 AM)

When: September 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Renovo, PA

Informational Meeting: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 18 - Dec. 6, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

When: September 18, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Boalsburg, PA

Informational Meeting: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 18 - Dec. 13, 2017 (5:30 - 6:30 PM)

When: September 19, 2017
Where: University Park, PA

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

When: September 19, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Boalsburg, PA

Informational Meeting: Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 19 - Dec. 12, 2017 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

When: September 19, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Sept. 19 (2:00 - 4:30 PM); Sept. 26, Oct. 3 & 10, 2017 (2:00 - 4:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Dec. 12, 2017 (2:00 PM)

When: September 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Clymer, PA

Sept. 20 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM); Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Dec. 13, 2017 (10:00 AM)

When: September 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Blairsville, PA

Sept. 21 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM); Sept. 28, Oct. 5 & 12, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Dec. 14, 2017 (10:00 AM)

When: September 25, 2017, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Where: State College, PA

Informational Meeting: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (5:15 - 6:15 PM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 25 - Dec. 13, 2017 (5:15 - 6:15 PM)

When: September 29, 2017, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Early Intervention (EI) consists of services and supports designed to help children who have developmental delays/special needs, and their families. Because early educators work so closely with children, they play an important role in identifying and supporting children’s developmental strengths and challenges.

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 5, 2017 6:00 PM to February 22, 2018 8:45 PM

Do you have keen interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more, and a strong desire to help others learn? Join us and start your path to becoming a Penn State Master Gardener!

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. 26, 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 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Wed., Oct. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Wed., Oct. 24, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: October 20, 2017, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Learn ways to bring out nurturing, caring behaviors in children to create a classroom community where children support each other.

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 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Executive function skills are a broad set of skills that support the process of thinking and learning. Growing research shares the importance of executive function skills as critical building blocks in learning and as predictors of school achievement.

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 8, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The emotional and social skills learned as infants and toddlers have lifelong influences on a person’s ability to make friends, control emotions, work through challenges, succeed in school, and nurture healthy family relationships.

When: December 12, 2017 8:30 AM to December 14, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA
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.

January 2018

When: January 3, 2018 8:30 AM to January 5, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA
When: January 24, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Wed., Jan. 24, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Wed., Jan. 31, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.