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June 2017

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 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Monarch Mania is back! Join us for classes on raising Monarch butterflies. Free and open to the public. Learn about these magnificent butterflies, why they need our help and what YOU can do.

July 2017

When: July 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lewistown, 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: July 10, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Mifflintown, PA

Mon., July 10, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., July 17, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam begins at 1:00 PM.

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 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Monarch Mania is back! Join us for classes on raising Monarch butterflies. Free and open to the public. Learn about these magnificent butterflies, why they need our help and what YOU can do.

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, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Orrstown, PA

See an amazing backyard train garden with miniature landscape features and learn about this fun hobby that can be in your backyard.

August 2017

When: August 3, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Participants will learn cutting and conditioning techniques for a variety of home garden flowers and greens.

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 10, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Learn how soil health affects your farm and what you can do to improve your soils. This event, held at the Steve Kanagy Farm, will take an in-field look at planting green in 2017. Speakers include Dr. Sjoerd Duiker, Associate Professor of Soil Management and Extension Educators Kristy Borrelli and Zach Larson.

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, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Monarch Mania is back! Join us for classes on raising Monarch butterflies. Free and open to the public. Learn about these magnificent butterflies, why they need our help and what YOU can do.

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, 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 6, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Do you have a keen interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more, and a strong desire to help others learn? The Franklin County Master Gardener program is looking for volunteer educators.

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 - 11:00 AM
Where: Altoona, PA

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

When: September 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Orchids are not the delicate exotics you may believe they are. You can grow these "jungle weeds" in your home. This class will give you practical advice on growing, blooming and re-potting orchids plus tips on buying plants and supplies.

When: September 16, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Learn about choosing and caring for indoor plants and other indoor gardening topics. Also learn about bonsai plants as houseplants.

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 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: 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 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 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.