Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 14 - 20, 2016


Ongoing – Freedom from Smoking tobacco treatment course is a structured support program. Research shows that quitting with support can increase success by 50%! 8 classes for $40. Incentives apply for those who complete the course. Call 570-296-3400 for more information.

2/16/16Penn State Extension Green Infrastructure Webinar: Trees Having Winter Interest, 12:00 -1:00 PM (EDT/EST). In the winter landscape we look for interest in color, texture and activity. While the outdoors rests, we think of durable trees that have proven hardy in USDA zones 4, 5, and 6 to fend off the winter doldrums. Some will be native, others will be exotic, but usually not invasive. The presenter is Bradley King, Penn State Master Gardener in Crawford County. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry

2/16/16 Clubhouse Kids 4-H Club meeting, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. 4-H'ers in this club will be doing a creative writing project. Members need to bring a Wreck This Journal and a notebook. Activities for the younger kids who can't quite write will be art based and focus on learning short words.  This club is open to youth ages 5 - 12. The leader is Melissa DeJoseph. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

2/16/16 Conashaugh Cloverbuds 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Conashaugh Lakes Recreation Center, 105 Oneida Way, Milford PA 18337. This club is open to youth ages 5 - 8. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

2/16/16 Childcare Provider Workshop: Communication for a Healthy Workforce, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. Having difficulty communication with your supervisor or coworkers? Participants will access their interpersonal skills and learn ways to effectively communicate with others whose style differs from theirs. Registration, including payment, is required by February 14.  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.

2/17/16 Land Use Decision-making webinar, 12:00 - 1:15 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is When it Rains, It Drains: An Overview of MS4 Stormwater Management.

This is the second in a series of 5 webinars for Winter/Spring 2016. They are designed to promote understanding of current planning issues, creation of local regulations, planning that benefits the community, and local resources available to decision-makers.

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) programs are required by the federal Clean Water Act to address stormwater runoff into local waterways. Municipal separate storm sewer systems collect polluted runoff that would otherwise make its way into these local waterways. In Pennsylvania, some municipalities are currently facing stringent water quality regulations to address the MS4 issue. This webinar will discuss the impact of stormwater on our water resources and the effectiveness of a partnership to address the MS4 challenges municipalities are facing.

The presenters are: Marel King, Chesapeake Bay Commission & Megan Lehman AICP, Lycoming County Planning Commission.

Fee for the series: non-credit registration - $40/person; RLA Credit Registration - $45; CM credit registration $75/person. Register online by May 18 at http://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar. Upon receipt of payment links to the previous recorded webinars will be provided.

2/17/16Registration deadline for the Using QuickBooks to Manage Your Farm Business webinar series starting on February 22, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT/EST). This webinar series (February 22, 29 and March 7, 14, 21, 2016) teaches agricultural accounting principles within QuickBooks software. Learn at home with simple, easy to follow learning modules and apply the theories with an example farm operation. Identify proper chart of accounts, how to use the class structure, the importance of bills, sales receipts, and invoices, and generating reports through five modules, and participate in five webinar help sessions to answer your specific questions. Cost: $75 for the series. Pre-registration is required. Visit http://www.cvent.com/events/using-quickbooks-to-manage-your-farm-business/event-summary-2ddf1c28c97d498f99dc08c89292acd2.aspx for detailed information on topics to be discussed. For more information or questions about the event content contact Rob Goodling at 717-270-4391 or rcg133@psu.edu

2/17/16Green Industry Winter Update webinars, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT/EST). Learn and earn pesticide re-certification credits from the comfort of your home or office. Registration Cost: $10 per participant/session - each individual participant must be registered and logged onto the webinar in order to earn recertification credits. Pre-registration required. Participants can participate in the live webinar, or watch a recorded version of the webinar that will be available from Feb. 17 until Feb. 23, 11:00 PM. Approved for: 2 core credits and 2 credits category 06, 07, 10, 18, 23, PC. Core Topics: Reading and Using the Pesticide Label and Top Tips for Pesticide Applicators; Category Topic: Technology for Pesticide Applicator in Ornamental Landscapes and Turfgrass. Visit http://www.cvent.com/events/green-industry-winter-update-webinars/event-summary-abde526afea3467999ae7f80f85da6ef.aspx for detailed information on topics to be discussed. For more information or questions about the event content contact Ruth Benner at 814-825-0900 or rab147@psu.edu 

2/18/16 Natural Gas webinar, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Proppants and Their Role in Hydraulic Fracturing. Michael O’Neill, CEO, Preferred Sands will discuss the role and current technology in the use of proppants in hydraulic fracturing. There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is required by February 18 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/natural-gas/events/proppants-and-their-role-in-hydraulic-fracturing. Contact Carol Loveland at cal24@psu.edu or 570-320-4429 for more information.

2/18/16 Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. 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://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events
2/19/16 4-H Sewing Club meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 St Vincent’s Drive, Milford PA 18337. Bernadette Guerra is the leader. This club is open to youth 9 years old or in 4th grade and older and their guardians. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

Monday, January 25, 2016

February 7 - 13, 2016

Ongoing – Freedom from Smoking tobacco treatment course is a structured support program. Research shows that quitting with support can increase success by 50%! 8 classes for $40. Incentives apply for those who complete the course. Call 570-296-3400 for more information.

2/9/16Technology Tuesdays: Ag Digesters 101 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. Controlled anaerobic (oxygen free) digestion of animal manure is a way to treat manure to prevent foul odor production while generating a usable energy product. Under the right conditions, liquid manure will break down into bio-gas and a low-odor effluent. This webinar will focus on the basics of how an ag digester works, and possible uses for the bio-gas produced. The presenter is John Tyson, Penn State Extension Agricultural Engineer. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events. Register for free online no later than noon the day before at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TechTues15

2/9/16PA Forest Stewardship webinar: Native Plants and Providing Habitat for Wildlife, 12:00 -1:00 PM and 7:00 – 8:00 PM (EDT/EST). Native plants are often already on our local landscapes, but management can be critical to their maintenance as well as the general habitats in which they occur. This presentation will focus on various native plants and their importance to wildlife, but also the habitat management techniques we can apply to enhance, establish, and maintain them. The presenter is Mario Giazzon, Wildlife Diversity Biologist, Pennsylvania Game Commission. Approved for 1.0 Society of American Foresters CFE credit, Category 1-CF. Approved for 1 credit hour Pennsylvania SFI® CE. There is no fee to attend this event. However, pre-registration is requested.
Visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/events/native-plants-and-providing-habitat-for-wildlife for more information on the 7 PM webinar.


2/9/16 – Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium Webinar: Counting Carbon in Bioenergy Systems: Opportunities and Challenges, 1:00 -2:00 PM (EDT/EST). The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was announced by President Obama and the EPA in early August of 2015 and provides the first-ever national standards that address carbon pollution from power plants. The final rule takes into account over 4.3 million stakeholder and public comments to ease its implementation, with individual states, tribes, and territories building their own plans to meet mandated carbon reduction goals specific to each planning entity. Those goals are set for the year 2030, providing 15 years for full implementation of emission reduction measures, whose efficacy will be assessed between 2022 and 2029. The proposed state plans outlining how this will be achieved must be submitted in September of 2016 and contain specific steps for each tool in a portfolio of methods used to meet state-level goals: emissions trading, increasing energy efficiency on both supply and demand sides, shifting coal generation to natural gas generation, and/or increasing renewable power generation. That last category leaves room for biomass energy, but stakeholders in the bioeconomy still seek clarification on exactly how biomass could or should fit in to a state plan. This webinar series begins to tackle that question, providing guidance, information from cutting-edge research, and expert perspectives on the role sustainable bioenergy can play in state plans designed to meet CPP requirements. The presenter is Peter Woodbury, Cornell University. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy

2/9/16 Conashaugh Cloverbuds 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Conashaugh Lakes Recreation Center. 105 Oneida Way, Milford PA 18337. This club is open to youth ages 5 - 8. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

2/9/16 Starting Seeds for Your Garden, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension office. 648 Park Street Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Cost: $5. Children under 18 are free. Tired of winter? Cooped up with cabin fever? THINK SPRING!! Hone your skills on how and when to start seeds for your garden. Then get down and dirty with a little transplanting. If you have a favorite variety you’d like to share, bring some seed, pre-packaged and labeled – take some seed from our seed exchange. And don’t miss the opportunity to win one of our door prizes. The presenter is Penn State Master Gardener Ginny Davitt. Call 570-253-5970 ext 4110 for more information or visit http://exension.psu.edu/wayne/events Pre-registration is requested.

2/10/16Grazing Guides for Dairy System: Diversified Grazing System free online workshop, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). 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. This presentation will discuss the benefits and challenges of managing a diversified grazing system incorporating small grains, cool-season pastures, and summer annuals in the rotation. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events. Register for free online no later than noon the day before at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=TI3UsY8fjs2r5UO062Vkla9g65kJRdUVLyR3uPwuw3E%3d

2/11/16 Natural Gas webinar, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Energy Infrastructure and Cyber Security. Commissioner Pamela A. Witmer of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will discuss the role of PUC in energy infrastructure, with emphasis on natural gas, and cyber security. There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is required by February 11 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/natural-gas/events/energy-infrastructure-and-cyber-security. Contact Carol Loveland at cal24@psu.edu or 570-320-4429 for more information.


2/12/16 – Registration deadline for the Monroe County 4-H Horse Hippology Contest on February 21, 12:30 – 3:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. 4-H Horse Hippology is a fun competitive opportunity for Monroe County 4-H members to increase their knowledge of horses. Members complete in teams of four and rotate through five stations related to equines. There is no fee to attend this event.
Visit  
http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events/monroe-county-4-h-horse-hippology-contest for more information or to register.

2/13/16 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://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

Monday, January 18, 2016

January 31 - February 6, 2016


OngoingFreedom from Smoking tobacco treatment course is a structured support program. Research shows that quitting with support can increase success by 50%! 8 classes for $40. Incentives apply for those who complete the course. Call 570-296-3400 for more information.

1/31/16 Carbon County 4-H Open House, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Penn State Extension office. 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. 4-H is the youth component of Penn State University, and eligible ages are 8-19 as of January 1 of the current year. Learn about 4-H: Leaders will be available to talk about some of the 4-H projects that their clubs offer. Learn how to enroll your child in the 4-H program. Ask any questions about the Carbon County 4-H program that you may have. Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be awarded. Call 570-325-2788 x 3802 for more information or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/carbon/events/carbon-county-4-h-open-house

2/1/16 4-H Horse Leader Meeting, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Monroe County Horse Leader Monthly Meeting to discuss upcoming events, changes in rules, participation expectations, and any other topics of discussion that arise. Call 570-421-6430 or email Sherri Williams at sla4@psu.edu for more information.

2/2/16 Clubhouse Kids 4-H Club meeting, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. 4-H'ers in this club will be doing a creative writing project. Members need to bring a Wreck This Journal and a notebook.  Activities for the younger kids who can't quite write will be art based and focus on learning short words.  This club is open to youth ages 5 - 12. The leader is Melissa DeJoseph. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

2/2/16 Conashaugh Cloverbuds 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Conashaugh Lakes Recreation Center. 105 Oneida Way, Milford PA 18337. This club is open to youth ages 5 - 8. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

2/4/16 Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, 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

2/4/16 Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. 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://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

2/5/16 4-H Sewing Club meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 St Vincent’s Drive, Milford PA 18337. Bernadette Guerra is the leader. This club is open to youth 9 years old or in 4th grade and older and their guardians. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

2/6/16 Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 314 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://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events


2/6/16 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Communication for a Healthy Workforce, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Discover the Rainbow/Mountain View School, 610 Ave H Matamoras PA 18336. Fee: $7. Having difficulty communication with your supervisor or coworkers? Participants will access their interpersonal skills and learn ways to effectively communicate with others whose style differs from theirs. Registration, including payment, is required by February 4.  A light fare will be served for those attending both sessions. 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.

2/6/16 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Let’s Mathematize, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Discover the Rainbow/Mountain View School, 610 Ave H Matamoras PA 18336. Fee: $7. Bring out the math in children’s play and everyday experiences! Implement high quality math experiences through interactions in the natural classroom environment. This course is interactive, participatory and hands-on. Registration, including payment, is required by February 4.  A light fare will be served for those attending both sessions. 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.


2/6/16 – Beekeeper’s Seminar, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park St, Honesdale, PA 18431. Anyone interested in learning about Beekeeping will have an opportunity to learn about:  ordering and placing package bees and a queen into a hive, Spring-time management of hives, summer-time management of a hive, fall extracting of honey and winter preparation and management of a bee hive.  There is no charge for this program. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Penn State Extension Office to register at 570-253-5970, ext. 4110, or, by email at WayneExt@psu.edu.

2/6/16 2016 Monroe County Farmer Appreciation Banquet, Polk Firehouse, Route 209, Kresgeville PA 18333. Doors open at 5:30 PM; dinner is served at 6:00 PM. Cost: Adults $18, Children $9, Children under 5 Free. For ticket information contact: Jason Smith @ 570-977-8491; Mary Beth Serfass @ 570-856-6958; or Monroe County Conservation District @ 570-620-3060 by January 22. Join our families, friends, and neighbors for food, fun, and live entertainment at this annual event in collaboration with Penn State Extension, Monroe County Conservation District, and the Monroe County Ag Committee. Contact Dave Messersmith at 570-253-5970 ext 4110 or email dtm101@psu.edu for more information or visit http://extension.psu.edu/monroe/events/2016-monroe-county-farmer-appreciation-banquet