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August 2017

When: August 22, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Many types of melons can be grown or purchased during the summer months. Participants of this Cooking Institute will learn about the varieties of melons available and explore new ways to prepare them. This class will also cover herbs that pair well with melons to highlight the best flavors.

When: August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Many types of melons can be grown or purchased during the summer months. Participants of this Cooking Institute will learn about the varieties of melons available and explore new ways to prepare them. This class will also cover herbs that pair well with melons to highlight the best flavors.

When: August 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: August 23, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The field day is designed to focus on viewing On Farm Network Field Plots in two different environments. On Farm Network growers will discuss soybean management on their farms.

When: August 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Learn the basics of using a pressure canner, using current USDA canning guidelines, at Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning.

When: August 30, 2017, 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Hershey, PA

Join us for Woody Plant Identification: Shade Trees and learn to identify and use thirty-five deciduous shade trees that are hardy in Hershey, Pennsylvania. *Note: This workshop is for Master Gardeners only.

September 2017

When: September 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Berks County invite you to join us for Evenings in the Garden in the Demonstration Gardens located at the Berks County Agricultural Center. First Tuesday of May, June, August, September. Rain or shine!

When: September 7, 2017, 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Informational Meeting: Thur., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 21 - Dec. 14, 2017 (7:30 - 8:45 AM)

When: September 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Quarryville, PA

Informational Meeting: Thur., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 26 - Dec. 19, 2017 (9:00 - 10:15 AM)

When: September 7, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Informational Meeting: Thur., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 21 - Dec. 14, 2017 (9:30 - 10:45 AM)

When: September 7, 2017, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Quarryville, PA

Informational Meeting: Thur., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 26 - Dec. 19, 2017 (10:45 AM - 12:00 PM)

When: September 7, 2017, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Informational Meeting: Thur., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 21 - Dec. 14, 2017 (11:15 AM - 12:30 PM)

When: September 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Fri., Sept. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Fri., Sept. 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) - Exam to be held from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

When: September 11, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Dec. 6, 2017 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Palmyra, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Dec. 6, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Dec. 6, 2017 (9:45 - 10:45 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

This program will provide current information about pest management for turf and ornamental landscape plants and help you fulfill your pesticide license recertification requirements.

When: September 11, 2017, 5:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Dec. 6, 2017 (5:10 - 6:10 PM)

When: September 12, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Participants will learn to reinvent the classic ratatouille dish, create tasty soups, and add new salads to the table.

When: September 12, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Participants will learn to reinvent the classic ratatouille dish, create tasty soups, and add new salads to the table.

When: September 12, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Protecting your family’s well or spring drinking water supply and keeping your septic and heating oil tanks from contaminating water supplies.

When: September 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Learn safe and proper canning procedures to make two fall favorites, sauerkraut and salsa!

When: September 16, 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.

When: September 16, 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. Learn how to use non-competitive games to foster acceptance of all children.

When: September 16, 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. Early childhood teachers play a central role in promoting executive function skills. How? Think play. Complex and intentional play, such as dramatic play and partner play, can be the springboard to inviting many executive function skills to be practiced and mastered.

When: September 18, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Dauphin, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 18 - Oct. 25, 2017 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

When: September 20, 2017 9:00 AM to September 21, 2017 12:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: September 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Manheim, 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.

When: September 26, 2017, 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Dauphin, 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 27, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

This meeting will feature presentations on weed control and weed identification in right-of-ways and industrial areas. Pesticide safety will also be covered.

When: September 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Protecting your family’s and community's drinking water supplies and keeping your septic systems from contaminating water supplies.

When: September 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Protecting your family’s and community's drinking water supplies and keeping your septic systems from contaminating water supplies.

October 2017

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Drying food doesn't require special equipment. Join us to learn basic methods of drying food using an oven, microwave, dehydrator, or simply by air drying.

When: October 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27; Nov., 3, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Jan. 5, 2018 (10:00 AM)

When: October 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) & Fri., Oct. 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) | Exam will start at 11:00 AM

When: October 16, 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: October 17, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

In this Cooking Institute, participants will explore new ways to enjoy the harvest of the autumn season.

When: October 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

In this Cooking Institute, participants will explore new ways to enjoy the harvest of the autumn season.

When: October 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Reading, PA

Join us for Woody Plant Identification: Shade Trees and learn to identify and use thirty-five deciduous shade trees that are hardy in Reading, Pennsylvania. *Note: This workshop is for Master Gardeners only.

When: October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Specialists from Penn State University and USDA-ARS will present a variety of important topics related to establishment and grazing of brassicas to extend the fall grazing season. The program will include a grazing demo and farm tour of Blue Mountain View Farm.

When: October 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA
When: October 23, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Coming Home is a program to build and sustain the Alletta Schadler Scholarship Fund and to provide awareness of existing Extension programs.

When: October 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Exam from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

When: October 23, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Coming Home is a program to build and sustain the Alletta Schadler Scholarship Fund and to provide awareness of existing Extension programs.

When: October 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Wed., Oct. 25, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM) & Wed., Nov. 1, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM) | Exam on Wed., Nov. 8, 2017 (5:00 - 7:00 PM)

When: October 31, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Oct. 31; Nov., 7, 21 & 28, 2017 (2:00 - 4:30 PM) | Follow-Up: Jan. 23, 2018 (2:00 – 4:30 PM)

November 2017

When: November 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Dauphin, PA

Wed., Nov. 1, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Wed., Nov. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

When: November 7, 2017 7:00 PM to November 8, 2017 3:45 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

This exciting conference for women in the dairy industry is planned by a great committee of dairy producers and dairy industry leaders. Hosted by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, this year's Women in Dairy Conference promises to be a strong learning and networking opportunity.

When: November 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us to find new ways to cook with the star of the autumn season, pumpkins!

When: November 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us to find new ways to cook with the star of the autumn season, pumpkins!

When: November 15, 2017 7:30 AM to November 16, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Grantville, PA

This workshop provides applied dairy nutrition information and training to feed industry professionals.

December 2017

When: December 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

All public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: December 5, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us to explore new treats and ideas for using seasonal fruits in your favorite seasonal fare.

When: December 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us to explore new treats and ideas for using seasonal fruits in your favorite seasonal fare.

When: December 5, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Early stages of exploration and interactions among infants and toddlers can include behaviors such as a child grabs toys, pulls hair, hits, pushes, pokes, or bites.

When: December 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Wed., Dec. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) & Wed., Dec. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) | Exam will start at 11:00 AM

When: December 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Fri., Dec. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Fri., Dec. 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

When: December 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

Examinations for commercial and public nutrient management specialists are administered by the Department of Agriculture.

January 2018

When: January 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Research documents the benefits of playing, learning, and simply being outdoors. National and international movements encourage more time in nature. However, this can be challenging for early care professionals.

When: January 13, 2018, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

To young children, transitions are often difficult times. It’s hard to say goodbye in the morning and even harder to stop playing to eat or go take a nap.

July 2018

When: July 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Implement appropriate strategies to meet individual learning outcomes based on a child’s needs (biology, age, temperament, physical needs), which promote positive learning outcomes.