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Upcoming Regional Events

August 2017

When: August 19, 2017 10:00 AM to August 26, 2017 10:00 PM
Where: Meadville, PA

Annual Booth at the Crawford County Fair, this year’s theme is “Bringing the Outside In”.

When: August 30, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Erie, PA

Growers, managers, and agricultural and green industry workers are invited to participate in this in-field training on the identification, scouting and control of weeds. Safe and proper handling of herbicides will be demonstrated. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff will present information about programs and technical assistance offered through the agency.

When: August 30, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Erie, PA

Productores y trabajadores agrícolas están invitados a participar en esta curso de adiestramiento sobre identificación, localización y el control de malezas. Personal de NRCS (Servicio de Conservación de Recursos Naturales) también estará presente para informar sobre los programas y asistencia técnica ofrecidos por la agencia. Esta reunión es gratuita y abierta a todas las personas interesadas.

September 2017

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 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Youngsville, PA

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

When: September 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Saegertown, PA

Informational Meeting: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 (10:00 - 11:00 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Thurs., Sept. 7 - Nov. 30, 2017 (10:00 - 11:00 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Erie, PA

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.

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.

October 2017

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

Penn State Master Gardeners are members of the community who have an interest in gardening and a desire to help others. What sets them apart from other gardeners is the intensive training in horticulture they receive from Penn State Extension. In exchange for their training, Penn State Master Gardeners serve as volunteers for Extension horticulture programs.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Penn State Master Gardeners are members of the community who have an interest in gardening and a desire to help others. What sets them apart from other gardeners is the intensive training in horticulture they receive from Penn State Extension. In exchange for their training, Penn State Master Gardeners serve as volunteers for Extension horticulture programs.

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, 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.

December 2017

When: December 5, 2017, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Erie, PA

The Food Safety Modernization Act - Produce Grower Certification Training is for fruit and vegetable growers, and other persons, interested in learning about product safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement (§112.22.c).