Monday, April 14, 2014

May 4 - 10



5/6/13 - 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

5/6/13 - 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

5/6/14Wild Acres 4-H Cloverbud Club meeting, 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. Call 570-296-3400 for more information

5/7/14 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. 




5/9/14 Registration deadline for the Food for Profit workshop on May 17, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: $45. The Food for Profit workshop consists of seven hours that provide an overview of how to start and successfully operate a small food-product business. This workshop will be especially valuable to individuals who: Make a specialty food item that other folks often request; Have additional produce from their backyard garden that could be made into a value-added food product; Envision marketing their family recipes for others to enjoy; Desire to generate more household income; or Dream of owning a food business. Pre-registration, including payment, is required. To register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/monroe/events or call 570-421-6430.


5/10/14 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.

5/10/14 Horse and 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.

Monday, April 7, 2014

April 27 - May 3



4/28/14 Childcare Provider Workshop: Behavior Management, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park St Suite E, Honesdale PA 18431. Fee: $5. Topics include Discipline, guidance, conflict resolution, supervision and behavior management. Registration, including payment, is required by April 21.  Call 570-253-5970 ext 4110, email WayneExt@psu.edu or visit http://extension.psu.edu/youth/betterkidcare/events for more information or visit the PA Keys website at http://www.pakeys.org/ to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.

4/29/13 - 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 Carbon County 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

4/29/14Technology Tuesdays: Robotic Milking Edition: Cow Behavior in a Robotic Milking Dairy free online workshop designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisers, 8:30 -10:00 AM (EDT/EST). In a robotic milking dairy, cows are not tied to a regular 2X or 3X milking schedule but are allowed to set their own milking routine throughout the day. Because these systems allow cows to select their milking frequency, the way cows interact with herd mates and with their physical environment will have a great impact on how well the system works. Factors affecting cow behavior, with particular attention to behaviors that affect efficiency of robot use, will be discussed during this webinar. The presenter is Janice Siegford, Michigan State University. Register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechnologyTuesdays1314 for free no later than noon the day before.


4/29/13 - Monroe County 4-H Good Production Practices, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St, Ste 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. All animal science (horse, beef, dog, cat, etc) youth are to participate in training each year. This program replaces the old “ethics” training that all large animal members had to participate in and has been expanded to include all animal species. Pre-registration for this free event is required by April 25 at http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events. Contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430 or MonroeExt@psu.edu for more information.

4/30/14Water Standards and Testing Requirements Under the Food Safety Modernization Act webinar, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EDT). The presenter is Dr. Luke Laborde, Food Science Department, Penn State University. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/water1

5/1/14 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

5/1/13 - Got a gardening question?  A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Monroe County 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


5/1/14 4-H Pet Club meeting, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Gold Key Fire House, 135 Slaymaker Rd, Milford PA 18337. Call 570-296-3400 for more information. 



5/3/14 Pond & Lake Management Workshop, 8:30 – 12:30 PM, PPL Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, PA 18428. Fee: $25. During this workshop, presenters will offer tips and advice on common pond problems and proper management that will assist private pond owners and members of lake-based community organizations with making informed and sound management decisions. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by May 2. To register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/pond-and-lake-management Call 570-296-3400 for more information.