Monday, September 15, 2014

October 5 - 11 , 2014



10/5/14 - A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Milford Farmers Market, River Rock Courtyard, 210 Second St (at E Ann St), Milford, PA 18337, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (rain or shine), to assist you with your garden, lawn, insect and/or disease control questions , and best of all it’s free. If you are unable to stop by during this time, a Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, on Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, or you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

10/7/14Technology Tuesdays: Downed Cows free online workshop, 8:30 -10:00 AM (EDT/EST). This is part of a series that includes presentations on dairy farm facilities design, dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, financing and labor. Animal welfare on the farm is a priority for all dairy producers. This webinar will look at issues such as handling downed cows, when and how to euthanize animals, and proper methods of handling the carcass. The presenter is John Tyson, Penn State Extension Engineer. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events. Register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechnologyTuesdays1314 for free. You need only register once (the same URL is used for all sessions) but must be registered no later than noon the day preceding the first session you wish to attend.

10/7/14 ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course, October 7, 2014 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) and October 21, 2014 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM); Exam begins at 10:00 AM, PP&L Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, PA 18428. Fee: $175. This course uses the National Restaurant Association (NRA) food safety curriculum for food service establishments. Training meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requirements for the Food Employee Certification Act. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/courses/servsafe or call 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 by
October 3.

10/7/14 - A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your garden, lawn, insect and/or disease control questions , and best of all it’s free. If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email carbonmgs1@gmail.com

10/7/14Wild Acres 4-H Cloverbud and Palette of Fun Art Club meetings, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Cloverbuds is open to youth ages 5 - 8. The leaders are Brianne Phillips and Melissa DeJoseph. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.

10/8/14 Let's Move! Pennsylvania Conference, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Penn Stater Conference Center, 215 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16803. Fees: Adults - $149; Discounted Price - $99, if registered by September 15, 2014; Students - $100; Discounted Price - $50, if registered by September 15, 2014. At the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference, participants will find tools and information needed to promote healthy food, beverage, and physical activity environments in homes, schools, and communities for children.

Conference goals include:
  • Present the latest research findings from Penn State University that impact this issue
  • Showcase best practices from Pennsylvania communities
  • Encourage partnerships that enable individuals and communities to utilize best practices to contribute to policy change that makes an impact on this issue
Target audience includes school and education personnel, early childhood professionals, community leaders and policy makers, urban and rural community planners, public health professionals, and volunteers and professionals working with families.
Energize your efforts to prevent childhood obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles for children at a conference featuring recent research, best practices and effective policies that can support initiatives in Pennsylvania’s 
  • Cities, Towns & Counties 
  • Schools
  • Child Care 
For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/lets-move

10/8/14 Master Gardener Workshop: Holiday Plant Care, 1:00 PM, Luzerne County West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 18704. Fee: $5. The presenter is Sharon Telesky. Call the Luzerne County Extension Office to register at 570-825-1701 or 1-888-825-1701.

10/8/14 Nature Crafting 4-H Club meeting, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Hemlock Farms Steer Barn Clubhouse, 2nd floor Art room, Lords Valley PA 18428. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

10/11/14 4-H Rough Riders Horse Club meeting, 10:00 AM, Pocono Ranchlands Stable, Bushkill, PA 18324. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.

10/11/14Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 1:00 PM, VanWyk Stables, 2008 Route 590, Hawley PA 18428. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

Monday, September 8, 2014

September 28 - October 4 , 2014



9/28/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Milford Farmers Market, River Rock Courtyard, 210 Second St (at E Ann St), Milford, PA 18337, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (rain or shine), to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, a Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, on Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, or you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

9/30/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

9/30/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 648 Park St, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-253-5970, ext. 1614.

9/30/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email CARBON-MASTER-GARDENERS-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU

10/2/14 Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Pre-registration is not required. You can find more about the exam fees, categories, and courses by visiting the Pesticide Education Program online at http://www.pested.psu.edu/applicators/certification

10/2/14 - Got a gardening question?  A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-421-6430 or email monroemg@psu.edu

10/2/14 4-H Knitting Kids Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Meetings will be cancelled and not rescheduled if inclement weather or schools close. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.

10/2/14 - Master Gardener Basic Training, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, consecutive Thursdays from October 2, 2014 to March 5, 2015. The program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with information and skills necessary to share their experience and knowledge with others. The classes will be by live webinars with horticultural experts and hands on sessions with Master Gardeners. In exchange for the instructions, candidates must agree to volunteer 50 hours back to the local Extension Office. Applications must be completed by September 15, 2014. For more information on program requirements, and expectations, visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener/join. For cost and to request an application Monroe County residents should contact the Monroe County Extension Office, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-421-6430 or email MonroeExt@psu.edu; Pike County residents should contact the Pike County Extension Office, 514 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337, 570-296-3400 or email PikeExt@psu.edu

10/3/14 Registration deadline for the ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course on October 7 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) and October 21 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM); Exam begins at 10:00 AM, PP&L Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, PA 18428. Fee: $175. This course uses the National Restaurant Association (NRA) food safety curriculum for food service establishments. Training meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requirements for the Food Employee Certification Act. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/courses/servsafe or call 570-253-5970 ext. 4110.

10/4/14 - Back in the Day, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Shocopee School, Apple Valley, 104 Route 6, Milford, PA 18337. The registration fee is $5 for 4-H members and $15 for non-members. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Experience life as an early Pike County student. Pike County 4-H, in partnering with The Columns Museum, allows children ages 8 – 12 to have school lessons, do chores and play games as if it were 1850. Visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4 for more information. To register, call 570-296-3400 or send an e-mail to PikeExt@psu.edu by September 30.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 21 - 27 , 2014



9/21/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Milford Farmers Market, River Rock Courtyard, 210 Second St (at E Ann St), Milford, PA 18337, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (rain or shine), to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, a Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, on Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, or you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.


9/23/14Technology Tuesdays: Stray Voltage in Dairy Systems free online workshop, 8:30 -10:00 AM (EDT/EST). This is part of a series that includes presentations on dairy farm facilities design, dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, financing and labor. When cow performance dips, stray voltage is often mentioned as a possible cause. We tackle the topic in this webinar according to research-based information, defining what it is—and what it isn’t. Investigation and mitigation methods will be discussed. The presenter is Dan McFarland, Penn State Extension Engineer. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events. Register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechnologyTuesdays1314 for free. You need only register once (the same URL is used for all sessions) but must be registered no later than noon the day preceding the first session you wish to attend.

9/23/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

9/23/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 648 Park St, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-253-5970, ext. 1614.

9/23/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email
carbonmgs1@gmail.com

9/24/14Water Resources webinar, 12:00 -1:00 PM. The topic is: Fertilizer Forecaster, A New Predictive Tool for Runoff. The presenter is Dr. Anthony Buda, USDA Pasture Research Lab, University Park, PA. To watch the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/water1

9/24/14 Nature Crafting 4-H Club meeting, 5:30 PM, Hemlock Farms Steer Barn Clubhouse, 2nd floor Art room, Lords Valley PA 18428. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

9/26/14 - Rock Ridge Ranchers 4-H Club meeting, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Rock Ridge Ranch, 1734 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Join the leaders for hands-on learning. Horse ownership is not required. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.

9/27/14 - Master Gardener Workshop: Fall Planting for Spring Blooms, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Pike County Public Library, 119 East Harford Street, Milford PA 18337. Do you want to herald spring with color, scent, and vibrant growth? Start digging! Autumn is the perfect time to add shrubs, trees, and spring-flowering bulbs to your landscape design. Pike County Master Gardeners will show you how to give your plantings a healthy start, and protect them from critters and winter weather--and when spring arrives, they’ll be in tip-top shape. This workshop is free but pre-registration is required by September 24.  To register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/pike/events

9/27/14 - Pike County 4-H Clubs will have their Roundup & 4-H Photography Contest at the Autumn Harvest Festival, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Akenac Park, 119 Abbey Lane, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Local 4-H clubs will display their projects and skills. Join the fun for games, crafts and an opportunity to strut your stuff! Are you the world’s greatest magician? Do you sing, dance, play an instrument or juggle? Show it off at the 4-H and Open Youth Talent Show. This is not a judged event but certain rules apply. Contestants of all ages are invited to dress up as a scarecrow for our first LIVE scarecrow contest. Call (570) 296-3400 or visit the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad Street, Milford PA 18337, for details.