Learn how to overcome the barriers that are created for women on the farm with Julie Perry of The Sundance Life Farm. After a lifetime of disparaging comments, Julie and her sons had to break through the gender barriers when her husband died suddenly. The $15 registration fee covers the cost of lunch and materials. Registration cancellations must be received one week prior to the event to receive a refund. All refunds are subject to a $5.00 administrative fee. This event was organized in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network at Penn State with funds by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant #2009-49400-06097.
The Great Insect Fair is our annual extravaganza celebrating insects with lots of activities, games, crafts, tasty treats and fun for everyone! The 2012 Fair will be held on September 29th at the Bryce Jordan Center. Admission to the fair is FREE, but donations are accepted and greatly appreciated!
Learn how to improve safety and protect students, teachers and staff from chemical threats with an effective chemical management plan.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE) invites you to our 10th Annual Conference on Friday, September 21st, 2012 at the University of Maryland Southern Management Center.
Are you interested in forming strategic community partnerships to achieve optimal asthma management in schools? Then join EPA for the Green Strides Strategic Collaboration for Effective Asthma Management in Schools webinar on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT. Hear from leading asthma experts as they discuss best practices for asthma management in schools and how they formed successful collaborations with key partners to expand the reach of their comprehensive school-based asthma management programs.
Free one day training. You MUST pre-register because of building security; no walk-ins will be allowed into the building!
Safe Equipment Operation & Maintenance Workshop for New & Beginning Farmers
This broadcast is for school administrators, facility managers, teachers and nurses.
Developed by Daniel Sudakin, MD, MPH, FACMT who is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, this webinar has been developed as part of ACMT’s Cooperative Agreement with ATSDR (#U61TS000117-03). This webinar is free to all attendees and will be broadcast on ACMT’s WebEx Event Center platform. All participants will have the opportunity to watch Dan give his presentation and listen to a live simultaneous audio stream over the computer. Questions can be submitted in real time via the platform's Q&A function. CE/CME is available to all participants. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
This year’s conference promises attendees a valuable opportunity to hear presentations and sessions on some of today’s most timely and important structural and urban pesticide issues affecting regulators.
Paul Jepson, State IPM Coordinator for Oregon and Director of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University, will be hosting a webinar Thursday, August 23 at 2 PM EDT on PRiME, www.ipmprime.org. Paul will be providing an overview of the PRiME tool, followed by a closer look at its risk indices and real-life applications, highlighting his work with specialty crop growers in Oregon and the western region. PRiME is a user-friendly, online tool that ranks pesticide products for impacts
It’s a great opportunity for growers to observe research trials funded by the soybean checkoff and interact with researchers and others involved in soybean production.
Finding outlets for your produce and still making enough money to support production can be a challenge. During this workshop, Tara Rockacy and Kate Romane will describe both sides of the business relationship between farmer and chef.
Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition, will return for its annual three-day run. Sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, the event is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College on Pa. Route 45.
Penn State Fruit Research & Extension Center, Biglerville, Pa.
This session is designed to help green industry professionals improve weed control on the properties they manage by increasing their knowledge of herbicide options for landscape and turfgrass applications. Topics include choosing the appropriate herbicide to control target weeds, choosing the right herbicide for a variety of sites, proper timing of applications in relation to weed growth, and managing herbicide resistance.
The 2012 APS Annual Meeting will focus on communicating our science – sharing the importance of plant pathology with each other and the world. There’s always something to learn, whether it be about geography or plant pathology.
The program will include a farm walk with special emphasis on how Penn Valley Farms manages their soil fertility with cover crops, rotations and humic compost. Penn Valley Farms is a 95-acre farm just outside the town of Lititz in Lancaster County, PA. Field crops, organic free-range egg laying chickens, and compost are all produced under organic certification at the farm. Composting became a part of Penn Valley Farms in the early 90’s. It began on a small scale using a manure spreader to mix the materials and a small crawler loader to turn the rows. In 1994, the first compost turner was brought to the farm, purchased from Midwest Bio-Systems. A one-acre pad was constructed for compost production and later expanded to two acres. Subsequently, a compost screener was built to screen for potting soils and other applications. Since then the production of a high quality humus compost has been implemented.
Equipment! Which piece do I buy? What works best? The Seed Farm will showcase soil and weed management equipment and techniques for small to medium scale vegetable producers. Equipment and techniques include: Weed Control: mulching (black plastic, straw, landscape fabric), hand hoes (wheel hoe, hand stirrup hoe, cobra head hoe), tractor mounted cultivators (low residue cultivator, Williams’s spring tooth tine system), and flame weeding. Soil Management: Spader, Chisel Plow, Moldboard plow, disc, BCS tiller.