Upcoming Regional Events
Class Dates: Oct. 5 (1:00-2:00 PM) & Oct. 12, 19, 26 (1:00-3:30 PM) - Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and their families that will increase knowledge of healthy food choices and diabetes management. The classes offer healthy meal planning, food demonstrations, class discussions, and new physical activity choices.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
National Bioenergy Week free open house at Ernst Biomass in Meadville, PA.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM
Personal Care Routines: hand hygiene, diapering, sanitizing, and disinfecting will be examined in this Course. The facilitator will point out the latest information on the PA Position Statements regarding best practices.
What is a professional? Why be a professional? What is in it for me? This session will explore the answers to these questions while focusing on the five keys to being a true professional.
Farm$en$e is a four session workshop that teaches farmers how to understand financial statements such as the cash flow statement, the balance sheet, and the income statement. Course participants will learn how to use financial records to make informed financial and production decisions. These skills will strengthen the farm business and improve relationships with business partners.
There are multiple origins of a child's behavior and these behaviors can be difficult for staff to address. This workshop will help teachers gain knowledge to support children's behavior and develop strategies to support self-regulation.
You are invited to attend a vegetable and small fruit production and marketing meeting for producers and industry representatives. Research-based information on best management practices will be presented in the areas of vegetable and small fruit production techniques, including soil and fertility management, cultivar selection, integrated pest management, and pesticide safety.
The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business, especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale through grocery stores, farm markets or restaurants.
Monday, November 16, 2015 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Monday, November 23, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
Penn State Extension is teaming up with beginning and establishing growers to offer study circles. Join the Western Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network for an evening focused on "Energy Efficiency and Equipment". Study circles allow you to learn from experienced farmers and experts, and compare notes with your peers. The meetings are FREE for farmers and open to all interested persons.
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.
Join us for an informal lunch meeting to hear updates about what's happening in the local dairy industry and discuss issues that are important for you and your dairy operation.
Monday, December 7, 2015 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Monday, December 14, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
Penn State Extension is teaming up with beginning and establishing growers to offer study circles. Join the Western Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network for an evening focusing on "Keeping the Right Records". Study circles allow you to learn from experienced farmers and experts, and compare notes with your peers. The meetings are FREE for farmers and open to all interested persons.