Penn State Extension: Legal Strategies for Legacy Planning

October 31, 2016

Please note: this webinar was moved to Wednesday, November 9 due to the election and will only be offered at noon. Many woodland owners recognize that planning for their land’s future after their ownership is an important expression of their stewardship ethic. While the process can be complicated and take time, the protection afforded the… Read More >

Penn State Extension: Applied Beef Cattle Management Strategies

During this field day, producers and managers can learn about vaccination strategies, castration techniques, and implanting calves. Strategies to increase the value of marketed beef calves will be discussed. Topics will include: vaccination, castration techniques, and implanting calves. Lunch will be served and there is no charge for the event.  

Penn State Extension: Business Planning for Growers in 2017

A facilitated review on how to analyze planting and sales records, data collection methods, food trends in popular culture, how to create harvest and planting calendars, plus much more! Topics Analyzing Planting & Sales Records Create a Harvest Calendar Select Early, Middle & Late Season Varieties Suggestions From Customers Food Trends in Popular Culture Converting… Read More >

Penn State Extension Presents ServeSafe

This food safety management certification 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. The ServSafe® course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is for individuals preparing for the exam. After attending the ServSafe® class(es) and passing… Read More >

PASA’s 26th Annual Farming for the Future Conference

PASA’s annual Farming for the Future Conference is PASA’s signature event and the main vehicle for community building. Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the east, this event brings together an audience of over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders annually. Join PASA at The Penn Stater… Read More >

PASA Education Event- Economics of the Grazing Dairy

Join farmers Myron Martin and Cliff Hawbaker, University of Maryland researcher Dale Johnson, and Penn State Extension Dairy Team member Matt Haan, for a discussion on the economics of the grazing dairy Thursday, December 8, from 6-8pm, at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center. This event is designed to be a panel discussion in which… Read More >

SARE Grants Available to Support Farmers and Service Providers

October 26, 2016

Northeast SARE is offering two separate opportunities for supporting innovative sustainable ag ideas on farms and in communities. Application deadlines for 2017 awards are this fall. Farmer grants are available to help producers try new farming strategies, find solutions to problems, offer on-farm demonstrations, or test innovative approaches to marketing. Farmers cooperate with a technical… Read More >

Scholarships Available for Students and Farms to Engage in Summer On-Farm Internships

October 17, 2016

The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania, along with Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, invites students and farms to participate in the On-Farm Internship Program. The internship program provides the opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with a host farm that is committed to mentoring and teaching the next… Read More >

PA Cheese Guild: Understanding Rules, Regulations and Inspections

September 27, 2016

This is an important seminar all cheesemakers should attend! We are offering a seminar with representatives from the FDA and PDA. They will discuss the many questions we all have regarding understanding and adhering to required regulations and inspections, existing and forthcoming.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the source. QC Labs will review… Read More >

Soil Health Through the Seasons

September 26, 2016

Join our evening discussion about practical and sustainable methods for improving soil quality, and reducing inputs through cover cropping, intercropping, and composting with Teddy Moynihan, Co-owner of Plowshare Farms. This free program is a part of our 3rd Annual Penn State Extension Grower Series. Each program will take place on the first Tuesday of select… Read More >