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June 2017

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 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Come to the beautiful Penn State Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens Open House at Donohoe Center on Donohoe Road in Greensburg, PA, Saturday, July 8.

When: July 10, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Whether canning for years or planning to can for the first time, anyone preserving fruits and vegetables should make sure they are using techniques and recipes that yield safe, high-quality products. Attend this workshop to learn the most up-to-date, research based information on home food preservation.

When: July 11, 2017, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

During this morning and early afternoon event, participants will tour the agronomic weed control plots at the Rock Springs Research Farm.

When: July 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

The Agronomic Field Diagnostic Clinic is a one-day field clinic designed to improve the agronomic management skills of industry personnel, extension and public agents, crop consultants, and producers.

When: July 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

The Agronomic Field Diagnostic Clinic is a one-day field clinic designed to improve the agronomic management skills of industry personnel, extension and public agents, crop consultants, and producers.

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 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Huntingdon, PA

Join us at the winning farm of the NCBA Region 1, 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award, Huntingdon Farm, operated by John and Katie Dawes, this year for the Beef Summer Field Day. This field day will cover topics related to grazing, conservation, genetics, and much more!

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 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Mc Connellsburg, PA

Aug. 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2017 (10:00 - 12:00 PM) - Follow-Up: Oct. 31, 2017 (10:00 AM)

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, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Ag Progress Days, Livestock Evaluation Center Conference Room

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 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Tues., Aug. 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Tues., Aug. 29, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

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.

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 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 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 - 4:00 PM
Where: Somerset, PA

Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Sept. 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: September 18, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Huntingdon, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 18 - Dec. 6, 2017 (6:30 - 7:30 PM)

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 2, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Huntingdon, PA

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Oct. 9, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

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

Schedule with dates, topics and speakers included.

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. 26, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:30 PM) - Exam to begin at 12:30 PM.

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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.