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June 2017

When: June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Towanda, PA
When: June 2, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

When: June 2, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

It's time to explore the true value of emotional literacy in supporting young children's emotional development!

When: June 4, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Don’t Miss out on Kids Day! Family Friendly! Open to the public with fantastic nature related activities for your children all afternoon.

When: June 6, 2017 9:00 AM to June 8, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Instruction at the Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber Short Course will include lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Wood moisture relations, kiln operation, lumber handling and storage, and drying schedule preparation will be emphasized in relation to drying of hardwood lumber.

When: June 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Towanda, PA

Tues., June 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., June 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: June 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: State College, PA

Thurs., June. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., June 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM) - Exam begins at 12:30 PM.

When: June 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This free program offered for farm owners receiving natural gas royalty checks.

When: June 10, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pennsylvania is blessed with 2.2 million acres of state forest land for you to enjoy and explore! Come enjoy a bit of it!

When: June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what that insect chewing on your tomato plant is? Or, why your lettuce leaves are curling and turning brown? Do other gardeners face the same problems? Wonder no longer! Join the Lycoming County Master Gardeners for an informal walk and talk on what’s growing, or not in the gardens and how to handle problems.

When: June 12, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Bloomsburg, PA

Mon., June 12, 2017 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM); Mon., June 19, 2017 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam included in class time.

When: June 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This tour will be held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs which hosts research projects for agronomic and horticultural crops.

When: June 17, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

When: June 20, 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.

When: June 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Berwick, PA

Not all bugs are bad! Vince Fayock, Penn State Master Gardener of Columbia County will help you learn who is who. Part of the 2017 McBride Gardening Series - Free gardening programs by Master Gardeners. No registration is required.

When: June 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Coudersport, PA

Thurs., June 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: June 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Spring Mills, PA

Joel Myers is retired NRCS state agronomist, who farms with his brother Don on the family’s farm near Spring Mills, Centre County. The Myers are passionate about building and maintaining the productivity of the soils on their farm. They are strong proponents of no-till cropping systems, diverse crop rotations, and inclusion of cover crops whenever they can be included into their rotations.

When: June 23, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Have you taken a close look at the environments and routines you’ve created for young children?

When: June 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Did you know many horses on your farm may have good immunity to small strongly? Do you know how to determine which horses are high shedders? Do you know if you have resistance to any de-worming products you currently use? Join us for this workshop to learn how to manage parasite resistance on your farm.

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.

July 2017

When: July 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what that insect chewing on your tomato plant is? Or, why your lettuce leaves are curling and turning brown? Do other gardeners face the same problems? Wonder no longer! Join the Lycoming County Master Gardeners for an informal walk and talk on what’s growing, or not in the gardens and how to handle problems.

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you watching your garden bloom and abound in color and bounty? It’s just the right time to be planning how to incorporate your summer work into beautiful homemade gifts!

When: July 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Dushore, PA

Weds., July 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Weds., July 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: July 15, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

When: July 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Need to get out and enjoy nature but are limited on time? Want to know more about what plants are native to our area – and what are those that are invaders?

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 - 11:30 AM
Where: Montoursville, 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.

August 2017

When: August 2, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Wellsboro, PA

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

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 4, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

When: August 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join Lycoming County Master Gardeners for a day of workshops, educational displays, refreshments, vendors and garden tours!

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 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Ag Progress Days, Livestock Evaluation Center Conference Room

When: August 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

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 1, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

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 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what that insect chewing on your tomato plant is? Or, why your lettuce leaves are curling and turning brown? Do other gardeners face the same problems? Wonder no longer! Join the Lycoming County Master Gardeners for an informal walk and talk on what’s growing, or not in the gardens and how to handle problems.

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 11, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Dushore, PA

Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 2017 (6:00 - 8:00 PM) - Follow-Up: Jan. 2, 2017 (6:00 PM)

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 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

When: September 18, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Montoursville, PA

Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM); Mon., Sept. 25, 2017 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam included in class time.

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 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 - 9:00 PM

Master Gardener Basic Training classes are scheduled for Union and Snyder Counties. Applications will be accepted through September 26.

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

Master Gardener Basic Training classes are scheduled for Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties. Applications will be accepted through September 26.

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 6, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

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. 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:30 PM) - Exam to begin at 12:30 PM.

When: October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what that insect chewing on your tomato plant is? Or, why your lettuce leaves are curling and turning brown? Do other gardeners face the same problems? Wonder no longer! Join the Lycoming County Master Gardeners for an informal walk and talk on what’s growing, or not in the gardens and how to handle problems.

When: October 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Mill Hall, PA

This basic workshop for commercial and public nutrient management specialists provides an introduction to soil properties, soil quality and soil hydrology with a specific focus on how they affect liquid manure application with irrigation and injection equipment.

When: October 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

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.

When: October 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Mill Hall, PA

Penn State Extension in Clinton County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners.

November 2017

When: November 6, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Bloomsburg, PA

Mon., Nov. 6, 2017 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM); Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam included in class time.

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.

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.