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Upcoming Regional Events

August 2017

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 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 24, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The field day is designed to focus on viewing On Farm Network Field Plots in two different environments. On Farm Network growers will discuss soybean management on their farms.

When: August 24, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Coudersport, 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: 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 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Morris, PA

Informational Meeting: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017 (9:00 - 10:15 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Aug. 28 - Nov. 15, 2017 (9:00 - 10:15 AM)

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 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 7, 2017, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Jersey Shore, PA

Sept. 7, 12, 21 & 28, 2017 (12:30 - 2:30 PM) | Follow-Up: Dec. 2017 (Date TBD) (12:30 PM)

When: September 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Sunbury, PA

Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017 (10:00 AM)

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, 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, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Mifflinburg, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Dec. 6, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 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 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 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, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Mifflinburg, PA

Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 12 - Dec. 7, 2017 (5:30 - 6:30 PM)

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, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Informational Meeting: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017 (12:00 - 1:00 PM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 13 - Dec. 11, 2017 (12:00 - 1:00 PM)

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 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Renovo, PA

Informational Meeting: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 18 - Dec. 6, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

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 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 23, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Beef cattle management strategies as they relate specifically to operations grazing growing calves will be discussed.

When: September 25, 2017, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Where: University Park, 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 25, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Bellefonte, PA

Informational Meeting: Tues., Sept. 19, 2017 (5:30 - 6:30 PM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 25 - Dec. 14, 2017 (5:30 - 6:30 PM)

When: September 26, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Sunbury, PA

Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 26 - Dec. 14, 2017 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

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.

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 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, 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.

When: October 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Wellsboro, PA

Fri., Oct. 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Fri., Nov. 3, 2017 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM) - Exam to being at 1:00 PM.

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.

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 21, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lewisburg, PA

Nov. 21, 28; Dec. 5 & 12, 2017 (6:00 - 8:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Feb. 20, 2018 (6:00 PM)

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