Upcoming Regional Events
Family Friendly workshop where young children can learn about sowing seeds by making mini-greenhouses from recycled bottles. Class size is limited so register early.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Mar. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.
The Private Applicator Pesticide Short Course is aimed at those who would like to become certified private pesticide applicators to apply restricted-use pesticides on their farm or property. This course will prepare individuals for the private applicator exam.
The Appalachian Fruit Growers Meeting is designed to give commercial tree fruit growers the latest research based information on a variety of topics. Specialists conducting research in the orchard will be presenting the sessions and participants will have an opportunity to interact with other commercial tree fruit growers.
Come join the Penn State Extension Field & Forage Crops Specialists at Crops Day in Blair Co., where we will recap crop production in 2016, discuss new innovations for the coming season, and provide information on the latest agronomic research, products, and technology.
Agribusinesses and farm organizations are invited to participate as exhibitors at the 28th Annual Susquehanna Ag Day! A popular event, Ag Day is attended by local farmers and their families, as well as other individuals with an interest in agriculture.
High quality early childhood programs are built on the premise of developing strong relationships.
The Blair County Turf & Ornamental Update offers Pennsylvania Commercial and Public Pesticide Applicators the opportunity to earn core and category credits toward pesticide re-certification.
This Penn State Extension Pesticide Update provides Core and Category fumigation credits; however, any applicator may attend.
Are you ready to start your home garden? Join Master Gardeners to learn all the basics.
This workshop is part of a state-wide soil fertility workshop series for farmers.
The Somerset County Turf & Ornamental Update offers Pennsylvania Commercial and Public Pesticide Applicators the opportunity to earn core and category credits toward pesticide re-certification.
In this training we will explore the factors which effect communication and the importance of active listening.
Mon., Mar. 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Mar. 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.
The Penn State Extension Pesticide Update is a traditional Core and Category credit session for private pesticide applicators; however, any applicator may attend.
Learn how to control input costs and maximize yield through farm-tested information presented by Dr. Doug Beegle, Penn State Soil Fertility Specialist and local extension educators. PA Nutrient Management and Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.
Join us for the 3rd Biennial Forest Landowners Conference, the region’s foremost gathering of woodland owners, forest practitioners, and others interested in woodlands and the wildlife that use them.
The Food Safety Modernization Act - Produce Grower Certification Training is for fruit and vegetable growers, and other persons, interested in learning about product safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement (§112.22.c).
Start seeds with less soil and less space. Learn an alternative seed-starting method using a special potting mix formed into blocks. Make soil blocks and take them home.
Developing a Farm Food Safety Plan is designed to assist growers who are writing a USDA Harmonized GAP Food Safety Plan or are preparing for some other farm food safety audit requiring a written plan.
April showers bring "water"! Find out how to save water and money for the growing season with rain barrels and rain gardens.
Join the Southern Allegheny Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network for an evening focusing on "Hiring the Best Employees for Your Farm Operation".
The intent of this lesson is to share with Early Care and Education teachers an alternative to typical storytelling using a book. Students will learn about the history of Kamishibai, how it was used in Japan and how it is now being embraced by educators around the world.
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.
Research proves that a majority of brain development occurs during the early childhood years.
Mon., Apr. 17, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Apr. 24, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.
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.