Upcoming Regional Events
How Safe is Your Farm? Please join us on July 14, 2016 for Farm Safety Day from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Mercer Extension Office and Mercer County 4-H Park. Families are encouraged to attend this free event.
Thousands of private ponds and lakes in Pennsylvania are connected to surface and groundwater resources and require proper care and maintenance.
Join us for a one-day Master Gardener Bus Trip to explore southwest Pennsylvania’s Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob.
Have you ever had the drinking water from your private water well, spring, or cistern tested for lead and other health-related pollutants? Here is your chance.
Have you ever had the drinking water from your private water well, spring, or cistern tested for lead and other health-related pollutants? Here is your chance. Penn State Extension has received funding to offer 40 households in Venango County on private water supplies a free health related water test from the Penn State Water Lab. This safe drinking water workshop will be offered to distribute and interpret these water test results. Penn State Extension Water Specialists will be available at the workshop to answer your individual questions.
Regional winery visits offer industry members and prospective industry members a chance to interact with the Penn State Extension Enologist. These events are free to attend and do not require registration. This year's regional visit will include a series of winery stops for Denise to meet with specific producers. To get on the agenda, please contact Andy Muza.
Monday, August 22, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Monday, August 29, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
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.
Monday, September 12, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Monday, September 19, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thursday, October 13, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
Master Gardener Basic Training scheduled for Crawford County. Class to be offered in Meadville.
Penn State Extension in Mercer County is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Penn State Extension Master Gardener Basic Training Program.