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Upcoming Regional Events

May 2017

When: May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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: May 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Perry County Master Gardeners are holding their ninth annual Plant Sale at the Perry County Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

When: May 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ponds and lakes are a common feature of the landscape and provide a source of enjoyment for many residents. The management of these water resources can be challenging. This free workshop will help pond and lake owners solve these management challenges. In addition, the new topic of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) will be covered.

June 2017

When: June 3, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Add beautiful and tasty herbs to your edible landscape. Learn about planting and design plus the best choices for our area in this class.

When: June 6, 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: June 8, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free presentation on “Weed Identification".

When: June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Bring the kids and join in the fun learning about insects found in the yard and garden. Go critter huntin’ in the Master Gardener demonstration gardens. This Family Friendly class will be lots of fun for everyone!

When: June 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Youth Dairy Day is open to all youth ages 5-18 that are interested in learning about dairy management topics. Registration deadline is June 6th.

When: June 19, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Dauphin, PA

Mon. & Wed., June 19 - Aug. 2, 2017 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

When: June 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Youth Dairy Day is open to all youth ages 5-18 that are interested in learning about dairy management topics.

When: June 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Middletown, PA

Tues., June 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., June 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: June 20, 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.

When: June 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

This garden celebrates Chambersburg resident Patrick Gass and his participation in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Learn about the plants they discovered and the historical buildings and artifacts found at this site.

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 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.

August 2017

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 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 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 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.

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.