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Upcoming Regional Events

June 2017

When: June 28, 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.

July 2017

When: July 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lewistown, 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: July 10, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Mifflintown, PA

Mon., July 10, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., July 17, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam begins at 1:00 PM.

When: July 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Hershey, PA

The Summer Turf & Ornamental School is an all day program providing pest management information on ornamental plants and turfgrass pests. Sessions taught in Spanish will be offered during the morning portion of the program.

When: July 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 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: July 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

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

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.

When: July 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Sunbury, PA

Whether you have canned for many years or would like to try canning for the first time, we invite you, your family, and friends to attend our Home Canning Workshop to learn the most up-to-date information on home canning.

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 9, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Dauphin, PA

This basic workshop is specifically designed to provide background training for commercial and public nutrient management specialists who may not have experience with equine operations.

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 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 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.

September 2017

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 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 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 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, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Huntingdon, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 18 - Dec. 6, 2017 (6:30 - 7:30 PM)

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 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

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 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.