Migrant and immigrant farmworkers face daunting obstacles to good health. Low income levels, occupational and agricultural hazards, and an unfamiliarity with the American healthcare system are just some of the difficulties these workers face. The Rural Migrant and Immigrant Farmworker Health Conference, a two-day conference for agricultural producers, healthcare providers, advocates, educators, and policy makers who work or interact with migrant and immigrant farmworkers, will provide important information on agricultural and community health and safety issues, as well as effective health and safety programs for migrant and immigrant farmworkers and their families.
With more ticks in more places than ever before, there's never been a more appropriate time to raise your tick literacy. Tick encounter rates aren't creeping up... they're soaring. Just one species, the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis), transmits Lyme disease and at least 4 additional dangerous infections across a wide swath of the United States. This tick is not your "regular" tick, although it may be the most common. To stay TickSafe and disease-free, there are 10 things you must know about ticks these days. Once you know about those things, there are 5 top TickSmart actions you can and should take. No more "hmmms," "uhhhhs," or "I'm not sure." The Get TickSmart campaign hopes to fast-track your access to knowledge and resources that empower you to be proactive and protected. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Thomas N. Mather, Professor & Director, Center for Vector-Borne Disease and TickEncounter Resource Center, University of Rhode Island and moderated by Shawn Banks, Extension Agent Agriculture-Horticulture, NC State University Cooperative Extension.
2-day fundamental Healthy Homes training; followed by (optional) Healthy Homes Specialist certification exam. The exam will be held April 3rd from 5-7:00 p.m.
The series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York and surrounding states.
2-day fundamental Healthy Homes training; followed by (optional) Healthy Homes Specialist certification exam. The exam will be held on April 3rd from 5-7:00 p.m.
Staff Training: not open to the public
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.