The Penn State University College of Agricultural Sciences and The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will offer a day long greenhouse biological pest control workshop in the University Park greenhouse facility.
There are two sessions. You can registered for one or both. The morning session is focuses on the fundamentals of food safety in a mushroom operation. It is offered only in Spanish. A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees and can be meet training requirements for third party audits. Register under Food Safety Fundamentals (Spanish) – AM Session The afternoon session provides an update on food safety issues that impact the mushroom industry. This session will be offered only in English. It will cover the impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act on mushroom growing and packing operations. Current food safety research that impacts the mushroom industry will also be discussed. Register under Food Safety Update – PM Session
This is the second in a series of programs covering Farm and Food Business Opportunities for individuals already working in agriculture or individuals interested in enterprise start-up. Individuals pursuing future employment as a specialized farm manager will find these classes crucial to their personal and professional development. They will be offered in English and Spanish
Termites play an essential role in recycling dead plant material. The problem comes when they start trying to recycle houses and other things we humans want to keep! Learn how termites live and what you need to know to prevent them from recycling your stuff. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Xing Ping Hu, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University. Moderated by Mallory Kelley, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama
Attend a free one-day training event hosted by the School District of Philadelphia and cosponsored by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic. The training will focus on how school district personnel can take simple, low-cost steps to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools while saving money, improving health, and decreasing student and staff absenteeism.
Join U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST for a webinar, CDC School Health Policies and Practices Study Results. What can your school or school district do to put policies and practices in place to promote student health and academic performance? Discover more about the policies being used in tens of thousands of school districts across the country to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment.
Free monthly workshop for the Hispanic Community
This training is not open to the public.
El Departamento de Agricultura del Estado de Pennsylvania (PDA) requiere que cada operación de servicio de alimentos tenga por lo menos un empleado que posea una "certificación de Gerente de seguridad alimentos nacionalmente reconocido" como ServSafe®.
The ServSafe® course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is for individuals preparing for the exam. After attending the ServSafe® class(es) and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam with a score of 75% or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe® certificate, which meets the PDA requirement for food safety certification.
MD: 2-day fundamental Healthy Homes training; followed by (optional) Healthy Homes Specialist certification exam. The exam will be held the 20th from 5-7:00 p.m.
MD: 2-day fundamental Healthy Homes training; followed by (optional) Healthy Homes Specialist certification exam. The exam will be held on the 20th from 5-7:00 p.m.
This event is for nursing students; not open to the public.
The Penn State Extension Winter Tree Fruit Educational Meetings are designed to address current challenges with the latest research-based information. The program highlights include: Managing Bacterial Diseases on Tree Fruit, Revisiting IPM in a World with BMSB and SWD, the Updated Tree Fruit Production Guide—Integrated Recommendations for Successful Fruit Production, Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides and Precision Spray Application Technologies.
Penn State Extension and experts from local beekeeping organizations and the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association are again pleased to offer the Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar, aimed at addressing these concerns in an atmosphere of creative idea sharing to improve the knowledge and management skills of those who attend.
Hear Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) describe opportunities for asthma reimbursement, including the new regulation which expands the scope of professionals who may be reimbursed for providing preventive services to Medicaid beneficiaries. This is a chance to learn what the ruling means for your program and how to engage your state Medicaid Agency.
Join us for this month's webinar presenting research from various institutions. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children’s environmental health.
A national conference that combines The Indoor Environmental Health and Technologies Conference.
Penn State Extension, in conjunction with the Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers, Westmoreland County Beekeepers, and the Central Western PA Beekeepers, is pleased to again offer the Beginning Beekeeping Workshop at two locations. The same information will be presented at each location. Our goal is to provide new beekeepers with the knowledge and information to help them achieve a successful start.Beginning Beekeeping Workshop
Learn how bees help flowers and therefore help feed the world. Find out what you can do to help encourage these valuable pollinators. This webinar will be presented by Dr. John Skinner, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee. Moderated by Danielle Carroll, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.