Upcoming Regional Events
Tomato season is winding down, but it’s not too early to begin planning for next season. Penn State Master Gardeners will share tips and techniques for growing the best tomatoes in containers and the home garden.
Mondays & Wednesdays: September 22 - December 15, 2014, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Cooking for Crowds - A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety covers topics such as how food becomes unsafe, preparation practices to keep food safe, and purchasing and storage of food and supplies. Although geared for volunteers, those working in food establishments will also find the information to be beneficial. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture accepts this program for the legal operations of non-profit organizations.
Dive Deeper II is the second bi-annual youth water educator's summit being offered by Penn State Extension. The summit will feature educational resources and innovations, current research based information, and networking opportunities to help promote and improve youth water education efforts across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Friday, September 26, 2014 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Monday, September 29, 2014 - Exam (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
This arborist short course is designed to increase working tree knowledge, professional arborist skills and prepare you for the ISA Certified Arborist exam, which should improve your marketability.
This food safety management certification course uses the National Restaurant Association (NRA) food safety curriculum for food service establishments.
Join the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association for this free presentation.
This program will involve you in designing and putting the Mediterranean lifestyle into practice in your own life. You will learn great tasting ways to do this, from food focus segments highlighting Mediterranean food selections to preparing simple, delicious recipes, to learning how you can fuel your life for better health!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Exam (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free workshop on “Honeybees in Home Gardens”.
Meeting Dates: October 28 and November 4, 11 & 25, 2014 (6:00 - 8:00 PM); Follow-Up: February 10, 2015 (6:00 - 8:00 PM)
Pre-Conference Reception: Nov. 4 (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.) - Conference: Nov. 5 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). The 2014 Women in Dairy Conference provides a variety of topics to help dairy women in all facets of the industry. This every-other-year conference, offered by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team and planned by a committee of dedicated dairy women, is not to be missed!
The Crops to Cow program on November 11, 2014, will examine cropping strategies, the connection with feed management, and ultimately how this can be a win-win situation for profitability and improving the environment.
The Penn State Extension Young Grower Alliance is sponsoring a tour to Spiral Path Farm and North Mountain Pastures on Tuesday, November 18, 9 am to 3 pm. Please sign up by November 14, and indicate whether you will meet at Spiral Path Farm at 8:45 am or if you plan to carpool from the Adams County Extension Office (van leaving at 7 am).
All public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification. This training provides an overview of the administrative and technical aspects of the review of an Act 38 nutrient management plan. Both the process of plan review and the specific details of plan review are covered. Upon registration attendees will receive a copy of a sample plan in the mail to review prior to the workshop. A review of this plan must be completed and submitted at the training to receive credit for the course. Completion of the Managing Manure Nutrients and Plan Writing Workshops are a prerequisite for this training.
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a nationally recognized curriculum designed to address a wide range of water concepts as they relate to all water users. Lesson plans include water's physical characteristics, life systems, earth systems, natural resources, and the social and cultural connections to water. Activities are included for students in grades K-12. This curriculum is only available to educators who participate in an official Project WET workshop.
Examinations for commercial and public nutrient management specialists are administered by the Department of Agriculture. A fee of $50.00 is required for the commercial and public examination. The examination fee may be paid at the time of registration or the day of the Nutrient Management Orientation training. Examination study packets will be available the day of the Nutrient Management Orientation training or sent upon receipt of the examination fee. Enclose check payable to ‘Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’. Note: Please register for only ONE (1) of the testing locations.