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June 2017

When: June 26, 2017, 9:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Join us for the Woody Plant ID - Flowering Trees Advanced Certification track to learn about the identification and usage of twenty-five flowering trees that are hardy in Pennsylvania.

When: June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: State College, PA

Join us at the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden for the Pollinator track, a day filled with informative pollinator sessions.

When: June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Join us for the Plant Problem Diagnostic track to become better equipped to answer home gardening questions.

When: June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Join us for the Cultivating Community Gardens track to learn about the many benefits of community gardens.

When: June 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

This basic workshop is designed for nutrient management and conservation planning specialists in both private and public sectors to provide "hands-on" training in the use of PAOneStop, an online system that provides farm mapping and planning tools for use in nutrient management, manure management, and Ag E&S plan development.

July 2017

When: July 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what that insect chewing on your tomato plant is? Or, why your lettuce leaves are curling and turning brown? Do other gardeners face the same problems? Wonder no longer! Join the Lycoming County Master Gardeners for an informal walk and talk on what’s growing, or not in the gardens and how to handle problems.

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you watching your garden bloom and abound in color and bounty? It’s just the right time to be planning how to incorporate your summer work into beautiful homemade gifts!

When: July 11, 2017, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

During this morning and early afternoon event, participants will tour the agronomic weed control plots at the Rock Springs Research Farm.

When: July 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Dushore, PA

Weds., July 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Weds., July 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: July 12, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Towanda, PA

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many communities. The more people who volunteer in their communities, the more engaged residents become and community goals can be attained more easily. Join us to learn the tools for successful and effective volunteer programs.

When: July 15, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

When: July 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Need to get out and enjoy nature but are limited on time? Want to know more about what plants are native to our area – and what are those that are invaders?

When: July 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Rome, PA

As your evening is winding down, join us along with the Brown Family of Peck Hill Farms for a Dairy Twilight Tour. You and your family are invited to stop in between 7 and 9 PM to enjoy a farm tour, dairy displays, and an ice cream social!

When: July 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

The Agronomic Field Diagnostic Clinic is a one-day field clinic designed to improve the agronomic management skills of industry personnel, extension and public agents, crop consultants, and producers.

When: July 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

The Agronomic Field Diagnostic Clinic is a one-day field clinic designed to improve the agronomic management skills of industry personnel, extension and public agents, crop consultants, and producers.

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 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Lewisburg, 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.

When: July 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Montoursville, 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 31, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Wysox, 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 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 2, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Wellsboro, PA

Weds., Aug. 2, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Weds., Aug. 9, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

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 4, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

When: August 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to save your savory crops for future use!

When: August 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join Lycoming County Master Gardeners for a day of workshops, educational displays, refreshments, vendors and garden tours!

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 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Ag Progress Days, Livestock Evaluation Center Conference Room

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 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

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 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Did You Know ... One of every three bites of food comes to us by pollinators?

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.

September 2017

When: September 1, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

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 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what that insect chewing on your tomato plant is? Or, why your lettuce leaves are curling and turning brown? Do other gardeners face the same problems? Wonder no longer! Join the Lycoming County Master Gardeners for an informal walk and talk on what’s growing, or not in the gardens and how to handle problems.

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 11, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Dushore, PA

Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 2017 (6:00 - 8:00 PM) - Follow-Up: Jan. 2, 2017 (6:00 PM)

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, 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 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

When: September 18, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Montoursville, PA

Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM); Mon., Sept. 25, 2017 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam included in class time.

When: September 19, 2017
Where: University Park, PA

Gain knowledge of the materials and processes used to make cultured dairy products.

When: September 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Composting is nature's original recycling program. Reduce household waste by up to 50% and create healthy soil by making and using compost.

October 2017

When: October 3, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
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 4, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Wellsboro, PA

Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You is a series of four classes that will introduce you to the lifestyle, history, and culture of the Mediterranean region.

When: October 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Dushore, PA

Oct. 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM); Follow-Up: Jan. 25, 2018 (10:00 AM)

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Master Gardener Basic Training classes are scheduled for Union and Snyder Counties. Applications will be accepted through September 26.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Bloomsburg, PA

Master Gardener Basic Training classes are scheduled for Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties. Applications will be accepted through September 26.

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 6, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

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 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what that insect chewing on your tomato plant is? Or, why your lettuce leaves are curling and turning brown? Do other gardeners face the same problems? Wonder no longer! Join the Lycoming County Master Gardeners for an informal walk and talk on what’s growing, or not in the gardens and how to handle problems.

When: October 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Mill Hall, PA

This basic workshop for commercial and public nutrient management specialists provides an introduction to soil properties, soil quality and soil hydrology with a specific focus on how they affect liquid manure application with irrigation and injection equipment.

When: October 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

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.

When: October 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Mill Hall, PA

Penn State Extension in Clinton County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners.

November 2017

When: November 6, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Bloomsburg, PA

Mon., Nov. 6, 2017 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM); Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam included in class time.

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.

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 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.