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February 2018 NewsFlash

Penn State Extension event listings for February 1 - 19 2018



2/1/18 – GrowingStronger is a low cost, 12 week strength training program, offered through Penn State Extension. Men and women, 40 years of age and older, who have been active or relatively sedentary and are interested in improving their health can grow stronger every Tuesday and Thursday evening for 12 weeks beginning March 1, 2018. Attend a no-obligation information session at Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St., Milford PA, on February 1, 2018, 6 PM, to receive more information and required paperwork. Call or email Penn State Extension for more information, at 570-296-3400, pikeext@psu.edu

2/3/18 – Growing, Drying and Arranging Dried Flowers, Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Pike County Public Library, 119 East Harford St, Milford, PA 18337. Cost: $10. Presented by Gretel Walker, Penn State Master Gardener. Learn: the best flower varieties to grow and dry; and techniques to arranging flowers to enjoy nature’s art all year long. To register, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/master-gardener-growing-drying-arranging-dried-flowers/event-summary-adff0bde20f848398e99abeb4f2b2773.aspx or call toll free 877-345-0691. Phone or online registration is required by January 31 to ensure minimum participation and to avoid cancellation. For content information and to receive our 2018 Ready? Set… Garden!! brochure, email PikeExt@psu.edu or call 570-296-3400.

2/5/18 – Agronomic Pesticide Update, Monday, February 5, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. The Penn State Extension Agronomic Pesticide Update is a traditional Core (2 credits) and Category (2 credits) session for private pesticide applicators; however, any applicator may attend. Cost: 10. Topics will include: Pest management decision-making process; Pest identification, life cycles, and control alternatives; and Safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. Registration deadline: February 4. To register visit https://extension.psu.edu/pesticide-update or call toll free 877-345-0691. Phone or online registration is required to ensure minimum participation and to avoid cancellation. Other locations are available on different dates if you are unable to attend this session.

2/6/18 - Technology Tuesday webinar: Big Data, February 6, 8:30 - 10:00 AM (EDT/EST). The presenter is Mathew M. Haan. Big Data has the potential to change the way dairy farmers operate in the future. This webinar will discuss what big data is and what dairy farmers need to know to protect their data, and provide a practice example of how big data can be used on the dairy. This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. All webinars are from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EST) and will be recorded for viewing at a later date. For more information or to register for any webinar in this series visit https://extension.psu.edu/technology-tuesdays.

2/7/18 – Agronomic Pesticide Update, Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. The Penn State Extension Agronomic Pesticide Update is a traditional Core (2 credits) and Category (2 credits) session for private pesticide applicators; however, any applicator may attend. Cost: 10.
Topics will include: Pest management decision-making process; Pest identification, life cycles, and control alternatives; and Safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. Registration deadline: February 6. To register visit https://extension.psu.edu/pesticide-update or call toll free 877-345-0691. Phone or online registration is required to ensure minimum participation and to avoid cancellation. Other locations are available on different dates if you are unable to attend this session.

2/8/18 & 2/15/18 – ServSafe Food Safety Certification Course, Thursday, February 8, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Thursday, February 15, 9:00 – 11:00 AM; exam 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Wallenpaupack Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, PA 18428. Inclement weather date is February 22. After attending the class sessions and passing the multiple choice exam, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate which meets the PA Dept. of Agriculture’s requirement for food safety certification. The course covers information related to preventing cross contamination, safe handling of food, temperature control, cleaning and sanitization, proper storage, and pest control in addition to other relevant topics. The cost of the class is $185. Registration deadline: February 2. To register visit https://extension.psu.edu/servsafe or call toll free 877-345-0691. Contact Nicole McGeehan at 570-421-6430 or nmd5140@psu.edu with any questions. Phone or online registration is required to ensure minimum participation and to avoid cancellation. Other locations are available on different dates if you are unable to attend this session.

2/10/18 – New Beekeepers Workshop, Saturday, February 10, 10 AM – 2:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street, Suite E, Honesdale PA 18431. The workshop, presented by the Wayne County Beekeepers Association, is a free event, and will offer those who are interested in beekeeping information about starting and managing a hive, ordering bees, difficulties to expect, and extraction of honey. This year’s guest speaker will be Orna Clum from Scotts Township, PA. Orna is a member of both the Lackawanna Beekeepers Assoc. as well as the Wayne County Beekeepers Assoc. and is an experienced beekeeper. There will be time for open discussions on problem solving, and activities for youth. Also available at this workshop will be the opportunity to purchase bulk orders of bees and recommendations for ordering equipment. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Wayne County Extension office to register; contact them at 570-253-5970 ext. 4110, or by email at: WayneExt@psu.edu

2/13/18 – StrongWomen/Growing Stronger Information Session, Tuesday, February 13th at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm. at St. Peter’s Community Resource Center, 177 Main Road, Lehighton (Weissport). Adults 40 and older are invited to attend this free information to learn more about the StrongWomen/Growing Stronger Program. There will be a slide presentation, a demo of some of the exercises, paperwork, and the opportunity to ask questions. Light refreshments will be available. Classes will begin on March 13, 2018 and continue for 10 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays until May 17th, 2018. The cost is $95 for 20 classes and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information please contact Penn State Extension at 570-325-2788 or Email: Kab62@psu.edu

2/13/18 - PA Forests webinar: Heard in the Woods: Learning from What Forest Landowners Have to Say, February 13, 12:00 - 1:00 PM and 7:00 to 8:00 PM (EDT/EST). This interactive webinar will explore some of the common perceptions (both true and false) held by Pennsylvania's private forest landowners. Statements commonly made by landowners about their woods, wildlife, forest pests, and timber management will be used to facilitate sharing and learning. The presenters are Sanford Smith, Natural Resources and Youth Extension Specialist, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, and David Jackson, Forest Resources Educator, Penn State Extension. Visit http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/centers/private-forests/outreach/pa-forests-web-seminar-center or contact Allyson Muth at abm173@psu.edu or 814-865-3208 for more information. Visit https://meeting.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/ to view either presentation.

2/14/18 - Dairy Grazing Management Guide Webinar - Nutrient Management on Pastures, February 14, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMN EST. Nutrient management practices to improve productivity and reduce environmental impacts of grazing systems will be discussed. Led by Mat Haan and Rob Meinen. This series of webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. Visit https://psu.zoom.us/j/966321203 to view the free webinar.

2/15/18 - The Value of Strong Stakeholder Engagement webinar, February 15, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). With everyone connected in a mobile world, why is it important to engage stakeholders in a transparent, science-based manner? Join Tom Murphy, Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) as he discusses the importance of stakeholder engagement in a connected, mobile world. There is no fee to attend this event; however, pre-registration is required by 1:30 PM, February 15, 2018. Visit https://extension.psu.edu/the-value-of-strong-stakeholder-engagement to register. For more information contact Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 or cal24@psu.edu

2/15/18 – Agronomic Pesticide Update, Monday, February 15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. The Penn State Extension Agronomic Pesticide Update is a traditional Core (2 credits) and Category (2 credits) session for private pesticide applicators; however, any applicator may attend. Cost: 10. Topics will include: Pest management decision-making process; Pest identification, life cycles, and control alternatives; and Safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides.

Registration deadline: February 14. To register visit https://extension.psu.edu/pesticide-update or call toll free 877-345-0691. Phone or online registration is required to ensure minimum participation and to avoid cancellation. Other locations are available on different dates if you are unable to attend this session.

2/17/18 – Winter is for the Birds, Saturday, February 17, 2018 (postponed from January 13), 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Tractor Supply Company, 475 Routes 6 & 209, Milford, PA 18337. This program is for youths age 7 and up. There will be a live animal demonstration and hands-on projects. Cost: free for Pike County PA 4-H members; $5 per child for non-4-H members. Space is limited to 50 children. To register, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/4-h-winter-is-for-the-birds/event-summary-c6948b459ea043e189ad498ba92fc686.aspx or call toll free 877-345-0691 by February 15, 2018. Phone or online registration is required to ensure minimum participation and to avoid cancellation. For content information, call 570-296-3400 or email PikeExt@psu.edu

2/19/18 – 2018 Wayne County Ag Day, Monday, February 19, 10 AM – 3:00 PM, Honesdale High School, 459 Terrace Street, Honesdale PA 18431. This is an opportunity for the local agricultural communities of Wayne County and surrounding areas to come together and learn about new and innovative technologies, services, product lines, machinery, and markets available from local area agribusinesses, associations, and industry supporters. It is also an opportunity for agricultural enthusiasts and those wanting to get into agriculture to learn about their local Ag industry and have a chance to attend educational meetings presented by speakers from across the state.
Participating exhibitors will have their educational booths set up in the high school gymnasium, and some local farm equipment dealers will have their equipment on display outside of the high school. Ag industry professionals will act as “Ask the Experts” and offer industry relevant information to interested attendees throughout the day on a variety of subjects.
There is no charge for attendees, registration is requested by Feb. 12th for lunch by either: calling Toll Free- 1-877-345-0697 or online at https://extension.psu.edu/wayne-county-ag-day Walk ins are accepted the day of the event; registration is appreciated to make sure there is enough food for lunch. For complete details or questions about the event contact Chelsea Hill at cbh5097@psu.edu or call 570-253-5970, extension 4110.

2/19/18 - Dairy Management Monday - Workforce Focus: "When will I get a raise?" webinar, February 19, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST. Learn how to set clear expectations about performance-based compensation for employees. This series of webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. Visit https://psu.zoom.us/j/393261372 to view the free webinar.

2/19/18 & 2/26/18 – ServSafe Food Safety Certification Course, Monday, February 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Monday, February 26, 9:00 – 11:00 AM; exam 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Penn State Worthington Campus, 120 Ridgeview Drive, Student Learning Center – Room 29, Dunmore, PA 18515. Inclement weather date is March 2. After attending the class sessions and passing the multiple choice exam, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate which meets the PA Dept. of Agriculture’s requirement for food safety certification. The course covers information related to preventing cross contamination, safe handling of food, temperature control, cleaning and sanitization, proper storage, and pest control in addition to other relevant topics. The cost of the class is $185. Registration deadline: February 14. To register visit https://extension.psu.edu/servsafe or call toll free 877-345-0691. Contact Nicole McGeehan at 570-421-6430 or nmd5140@psu.edu with any questions. Phone or online registration is required to ensure minimum participation and to avoid cancellation. Other locations are available on different dates if you are unable to attend this session.


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February Open House

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PTA Program Night

Pocono Environmental Education Center

Laughs, Dancing, Chili & Wings- Let’s Kick off 2018

Penn State Extension event listings for February 1 - 19 2018

The DV Drama Club

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The Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County Announces 20th Annual Chefs Do Dinner

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Delaware Highlands Conservancy Announces “Eagles and Their Environs” Photo Contest



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Delaware Highlands Conservancy Currently Accepting Scholarship Applications

Greater Pike Community Foundation Grants Emergency Funds to Local Food Pantry

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Currently Accepting Scholarship Applications

Wayne Memorial’s Decker Retiring, Kneier Steps Up

Honesdale Bariatric Program Announcement, Free Seminar

Grow Stronger and Healthier with Penn State Extension

The Dime Bank Supports Lacawac Sanctuary

Settlers Hospitality Named Exclusive Caterers of Lacawac Sanctuary

Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA, will be advertising for several TEMPORARY, PART TIME positions for the 2018 season.

New Route 209 Commercial Vehicle Exemption Signed Into Law

Applications Open for Educational Retreat for Women Forest Landowners

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