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August 2017

When: August 21, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Improper canning methods can cause serious illness. Whether canning for years or new to canning, the workshop will cover how to safely can using procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products.

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, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Join us and learn safe and proper canning procedures to make salsa!

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

Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) on our horse farms is great for the environment, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them into our operations. Join us to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

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 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Emmaus, PA

Learn about native garden design, how to clean up your garden in the fall and sample over 60 tomato varieties!

When: August 29, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, 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.

When: August 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Nazareth, PA

Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) on our horse farms is great for our horses and the environment, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them into our operations. Join us for Equine Pasture Walk to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

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 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Penn State Master Gardener Training Classes will begin September 6, 2017 and continue through December 13, 2017. The classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

When: September 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County as they welcome George Weigel for a free presentation about gardening “Made for the Shade”.

When: September 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Sunbury, PA

Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017 (10:00 AM)

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, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Mon., Sept. 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

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

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Oct. 18, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Mon., Sept. 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 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, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, 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 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Informational Meeting: Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Oct. 3 - Nov. 9, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

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, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Informational Meeting: Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 (1:00 - 2:00 PM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Oct. 3 - Nov. 9, 2017 (1:00 - 2:00 PM)

When: September 12, 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Schnecksville, PA

Join us for a light dinner, network with your professional peers, and to earn a few pesticide update credits.

When: September 12, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Informational Meeting: Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 (5:00 - 6:00 PM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Oct. 3 - Nov. 9, 2017 (5:00 - 6:00 PM)

When: September 12, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Mifflinburg, PA

Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 12 - Dec. 7, 2017 (5:30 - 6:30 PM)

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 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 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

Join us for our 21st Annual Are You Crazy? Retail Farm Market Bus Tour to explore some of the premier farm markets in New York.

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 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 26, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Sunbury, PA

Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 26 - Dec. 14, 2017 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

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.

October 2017

When: October 4, 2017 6:00 PM to November 1, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

The Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course is an exciting four evening workshop that provides in-depth instruction on pasture and farm management. This workshop will be offered in two locations at once; there will be one live presentation and one webinar presentation at each location each night.

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, 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 6, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

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

When: October 7, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Center Valley, PA

This workshop teaches stewardship of your land. By enhancing or creating natural areas and woodland, landowners can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife, and water quality. If the lot connects to other lots, there is an opportunity to make an even bigger impact by getting neighbors involved! Join us to learn how landowners, of even just a few acres, can make a positive difference in the environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices.

When: October 9, 2017, 7:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Bethlehem, PA

The 11th Annual Lehigh Valley Early Care & Education Professional Development Day will focus on, "The Impacts of Trauma on Young Children." The conference will assist caregivers and educators of young children to increase their understanding of what trauma is and how it impacts children.

When: October 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

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, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

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, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Wilkes Barre, PA

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many communities. The more people who volunteer in their communities, the more engaged residents become and community goals can be attained more easily. Join us for Managing Volunteers to Build Community Capacity to learn the tools for successful and effective volunteer programs.

When: October 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Lansdale, PA

Mon. & Wed., Oct. 30 - Dec. 13, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

When: October 30, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

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 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 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Mon., Nov. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: November 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

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 13, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

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.

When: November 20, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

When: November 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

December 2017

When: December 4, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

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 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 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

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.

February 2018

When: February 9, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Center Valley, PA

This workshop is designed to assist farm families transfer their business to the next owner or manager.