Monday, December 15, 2014

December 28, 2014 - January 3, 2015

1/3/15 Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 1:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 514 Foster Hill Road, Milford PA 18337. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

Monday, November 24, 2014

December 14 - December 20, 2014



12/15/14 Registration deadline for the Childcare Provider Workshop: Partnering With Parents; Saying What You Mean With Skill and Heart (N.O.IL.PWPSWYMWSAH.F) on December 17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $7. In this workshop the participant will define guidelines for building relationships with parents, including some of the parenting styles we see as childcare providers. They will also develop strategies for dealing with sensitive issues, working with language barriers or cultural differences. Registration, including payment, is required.  Call 570-296-3400 for more information; visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx 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.

12/16/14Wild Acres 4-H Cloverbud Club meeting, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. The leaders are Brianne Phillips and Melissa DeJoseph. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4   

12/17/14Water Resources webinar, 12:00 -1:00 PM. The topic is: The Development of Sustainable Bioremediation Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges. The presenter is Dr. Rachel Brennan, Penn State University. To watch the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/water1

12/17/14 Childcare Provider Workshop: Partnering with Parent: Saying What You Mean With Skill and Heart, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $7. Define guidelines for building relationships with parents, including some of the parenting styles we see as childcare providers.  Develop strategies for dealing with sensitive issues, working with language barriers or cultural differences. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, December 15.  Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx 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.

12/18/14 Knitting Kids 4-H 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 5 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

12/19/14Furry Frenzie Animal Lover's 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 St Vincent’s Drive, Milford PA 18337. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

12/19/14 - 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 5 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

12/20/14Registration deadline for the Arborist Short Course on January 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Luzerne County Westside Annex, 2009 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 18704. The Arborist Short Course is designed to increase working tree knowledge, professional arborist skills, and prepare you for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam, which should improve your marketability. Complete details, registration information, and fee schedule can be found at http://extension.psu.edu/greenindustry. For more information or questions about the event content contact Vincent Cotrone at 570-825-1701 or vjc1@psu.edu

Monday, November 17, 2014

December 7 - December 13, 2014

12/8/14 Women Farmers: Heroes In Our Communities Symposium, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Penn Stater Conference Center, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803. Celebrate the contributions of women farmers through a full day of workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities, peer-to-peer sharing and special features including a screening of Terra Firma - a documentary that follows three women military veterans that discover healing through farming. Christine Anthony will share her personal journey in the local foods movement as she delivers the keynote address "From Locavore To Farmer Advocate: Shining A Light On The Next Generation Of Women Farmers." Complete details, registration information, and fee schedule can be found at http://agsci.psu.edu/wagn

12/9/14 Registration deadline for the Childcare Provider Workshop: Using Puppetry to Enhance Curriculum on December 11, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension Conference Room, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. Use puppets to reinforce skill development, engage the difficult child and foster communication. Provide stimulating environments and activities using puppets. Materials and pattern will be provided. Registration, including payment, is required.  Call 570-296-3400 for more information; visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx 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.

12/9/14 Technology Tuesdays: Modernization of Dairy Businesses 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. As Pennsylvania’s dairy industry moves forward, the modernization of the present infrastructure on the dairy is inevitable. This may mean new housing for better cow comfort, changes to feed storage for less shrink, or changes to milking for better labor efficiency. The decision to modernize is based on the farm family’s personal and business goals. The webinar will look at how to modernize the farm without breaking the bank. Featuring Dr. David Kammel, Professor of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin- Madison; led by John Tyson, Ag Engineer, Penn State Extension Dairy Team. 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.

12/9/14PA Forest Stewardship Webinar: Legacy Planning: Where to Get Help, 12:00 -1:00 PM (EDT/EST) and again at 7:00 -8:00 PM (EDT/EST). Planning a woodland legacy is a process that involves considering many factors.  And, while everyone knows they need to make a plan, many people put it off because they don't know where to get started. We'll talk about how to find the help you need with a strong emphasis on selecting and working with professional advisors. You will need the help of one or more competent professional advisors to create a plan that will support your vision for the future. We will discuss the role of various professionals, prep work that can save you time and money when working with advisors, and how to go about selecting an advisor. Presented by Mary Sisock, Assistant Professor Forestry Extension, University of Vermont. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/paforestweb/

12/9/14Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium Webinar: Low-Tech, Small-Scale Production Methods and Pathways to Larger-Scale Commercialization, 1:00 -2:00 PM (EDT/EST). In the Northeast, "marginal lands" are sustainable bioenergy's 'middle name', but, as Peterson and Galbraith lamented in 1932 and many others have since, the term marginal is often used subjectively and can be hard to pin down. Efforts to define marginal lands from a solely physical basis are not sufficient, for there is a fluid agroeconomic context that governs whether lands are economically marginal or not. Starting from two of our recent papers, we will discuss marginal lands and bioenergy in the Northeast from several perspectives, including our ongoing research on wetness-prone marginal lands. Presented by Gary Gilmore, PA DNCR Bureau of Forestry, and David Laird, Iowa State University. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy

12/10/14PA Urban & Community Forestry Webinar: Preparing a TreeVitalize Proposal and Applying for Tree City USA, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (ED/EST). Presented by Christine Ticehurst, TreeVitalize Coordinator, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry and Vinnie Cotrone, Urban and Community Forest Educator, Penn State Extension. To view the webinar, visit https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry 
 
12/10/14 Grazing Guides for Dairy Systems: Tall Grass Grazing for Dairies free online workshop, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). Dairy producers have adopted grazing systems in an attempt to reduce the input costs and increase the profit margin per cow. This webinar series will cover current research and basic management issues of interest to experienced, novice, conventional and/or organic, dairy grazers and industry representatives that support them. Tall grass grazing has become a popular management practice for beef cattle in recent years. Learn how this practice is being applied to dairy grazing. The presenter is Mena Hautau, Penn State Extension. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/courses/grazing-guides-for-dairy-systems-webinar-series. Register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=TI3UsY8fjs2r5UO062Vkla9g65kJRdUVLyR3uPwuw3E%3d 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.

12/11/14 Childcare Provider Workshop: Using Puppetry to Enhance Curriculum, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension Conference Room, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. Use puppets to reinforce skill development, engage the difficult child and foster communication. Provide stimulating environments and activities using puppets. Materials and pattern will be provided. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, December 9.  Call 570-296-3400 for more information; visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx 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.

12/12/14 – Registration deadline for the Farm Executive Workshop: Building Management & Leadership Excellence on January 12 - 14, 2015, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803. This program develops managers and leaders within agricultural businesses. Many are formally or informally trained in business management theory. However, the challenges of implementing these business management concepts are many. This workshop is designed to build on your understanding and skills through learning with the best. If you desire to stay on the leading edge of practical business management and grow your effectiveness as a leader – the Workshop is for you. Complete details, registration information, and fee schedule can be found at http://extension.psu.edu/greenindustry.

12/13/14 Rough Riders 4-H Horse Club meeting, 10:00 AM, Pocono Ranchlands Stable, Bushkill, PA 18324. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4