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Upcoming Regional Events

July 2017

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 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Children who experience adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) face an increased risk for social-emotional, physical and mental health issues.

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 9, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

The Landscaping Field Day is a one-day event will provide professional turf and landscape managers with educational opportunities geared toward the green industry. The Field Day features tours and hands-on activities at the Penn State Arboretum and nearby facilities.

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 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Pesticide applicators who are certified in Category 10 (Right of Way) and Category 23 (Schools/Parks) are invited to attend.

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, 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 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Children and youth are born ready to explore. Many schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs now emphasize an inquiry-based style of learning. What does it take to support OST active STEM experiences?

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 23, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Everett, PA

Aug. 23, 30; Sept. 6, 13, 2017 (5:30 - 7:30 PM) | Follow-Up: Nov. 15, 2017 (5:30 PM)

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.

When: August 30, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, 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.

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 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Orrstown, PA

Fall is an excellent time to learn about lawn care. A well-maintained landscape adds value to your home.

When: September 11, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Boalsburg, PA

Informational Meeting: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Nov. 29, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Everett, PA

Sept. 11, 18, 25 & Oct. 2, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Dec. 4, 2017 (10:00 AM)

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 7:00 AM to September 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: State College, PA

The 2017 Pennsylvania Poultry Sales & Service Conference - and - 89th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases is a two-day annual conference that touches on general topics important in the industry today, along with a NECAD session and breakout sessions for turkeys, layers, and broilers.

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, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: State College, PA

Informational Meeting: Thurs., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 12 - Nov. 30, 2017 (10:00 - 11:00 AM)

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, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Informational Meeting: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 13 - Dec. 11, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

When: September 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:05 PM
Where: State College, PA

The Nutrition Links Annual Conference builds skills for educators and health professionals who work with families to provide education about nutrition, food selection, and food behavior. This year we will explore all about fruits and vegetables—at the market, at school, at the food pantry, or at home.

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: Chambersburg, PA

Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) & Mon., Sept. 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) | Exam will start at 11:00 AM

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, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Boalsburg, PA

Informational Meeting: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 18 - Dec. 13, 2017 (5:30 - 6:30 PM)

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.

When: September 19, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Boalsburg, PA

Informational Meeting: Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 19 - Dec. 12, 2017 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

When: September 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Begin saving money this fall by starting your compost. Learn the benefits - including saving money - of composting in your garden.

When: September 25, 2017, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Where: State College, PA

Informational Meeting: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (5:15 - 6:15 PM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 25 - Dec. 13, 2017 (5:15 - 6:15 PM)

When: September 29, 2017, 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Franklin County Master Gardeners invite you on a bus trip to Winterthur Museum & Mt. Cuba Center in northern Delaware.

When: September 29, 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.

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 3, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

After the gardening season is the perfect time to "tune-up" your tools before storing for next year.

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 20, 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.

When: October 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Family-friendly workshop for fall nature crafts and making corn husk dolls. Bring the family for a fun morning.

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 17, 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.

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 8, 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: December 12, 2017 8:30 AM to December 14, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA
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.

January 2018

When: January 3, 2018 8:30 AM to January 5, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA